Oval Rosette Mirror

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hello sweet Friends and welcome to day #5 of this fun thrifty series!  Isn’t it fun to see what becomes of these thrift store and yard sale finds? Today I’m sharing how I turned this plain thrift store mirror into a one-of-a-kind piece.

Here is what I started with:

Oval Rosetter Mirror Before

It was marked $8.25 but it was half off.

Yesterday I asked if you thought I kept it as a mirror. Let’s see if you guessed right….I did!

There wasn’t really anything special about this mirror as it was, but giving it a new paint job and adding a few rosettes gave it such a sweet new look:

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Kind of a shabby chic look?

I’ve used these rosettes on a few other projects like HERE, HERE, and HERE. They are made from drop cloth!

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I was almost tempted to keep this here, I liked it so much.

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Looks so pretty with my entry table I redid in my  Favorite Fabric from Hancock Fabrics.

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I did this last Summer, as you can tell by the beautiful hydrangeas from my garden. I cut them for my house all Summer long. If you have a spot in your yard that is sunny only early in the morning or very late in the afternoon, but shady for the rest of the day, plant a hydrangea or two. The Endless Summer varieties are my favorite.

These white ones are called, “Blushing Bride”.

Gorgeous hydrangeas are the perfect cut flowers

Back to the mirror…those flowers are pretty too, no?

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

If you’re interested in making some yourself, I put together a video tutorial last winter. Just watch that hot glue…it’s a real pain. 😉

If you have trouble viewing or it’s buggy, see it HERE on YouTube.

(I know now not to record in portrait mode sorry about that!)

And here’s a bonus makeover!

I did one of these just like this before and it sold so quickly, I had to buy another when I saw a good deal on one:

Oval standing mirror

Here it is after a few hours in front of HGTV making rosettes…

Stanidng oval mirror with dropcloth rosettes.

This would be so sweet in a little girl’s room don’t you think?

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I just love the shabby sweet feel of these little rosettes!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share a do-over of an this wooden tote that just would not sell in my booth:

DIY-Fall-Crate-21-Before-2

UPDATE: Kablam! See it HERE now!

XO,

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Comments

  1. I love how the mirror turned out. It does look perfect over the table. Maybe keep it for a little while?

  2. This is so shabby chic, I’m going to use them on a frame for my bedroom. Thank you. If mine turns out as well as yours, I’ll post and link back to you.

  3. Sorry, I couldn’t hear what type of fabric you used, and did you spray paint them to match the frame?

  4. So cute! I love the little glimpses of your beautiful house this gave too, so pretty!

  5. Mary Meusburger says:

    Love – love – love! Your tutorial was great (as always)! Now I just need to find mirror!

  6. Oh my gosh! I do love how that mirror turned out. Those little rosettes are just perfect. You are so talented, beautiful job.

  7. YES!!!! You should keep this one!!! It looks perfect right there……by the end of March I will
    totally hate you!!!…not!!!
    God Bless,
    Addie

  8. I love these flowers that you have put on several DIY items. I don’t know how you could not keep this mirror after all the work of making so many flowers. It is such a gorgeous piece and useful too.

    • Thanks, Carole! I actually have two oval mirrors that I bought, this one which was very heavy and another cheap one that is plastic, but very light. I planned to make the lighter one for me, just as soon as I am ready to sit and make all those rosettes again lol! XOXO

  9. Those are the sweetest little flowers. I am going to give a try making some. I don’t know what I will put them on but I have to have some. Did you put a finish of any kind on them.

  10. I would like to know what kind of paint you use on your make-overs. Will you please tell us on each one coming up?

    • Sure Kathy! I usually do include all of those details in each post. This mirror was Cottage White by Behr made into chalk paint. It was mostly covered so I didn’t share this time. Thanks for following along! 🙂

  11. Very cool—my mind wandered to other possibilities with the roses…they are so interesting. Could you dip them in a soloution of primer/water/sealer—-and make them permanent…can just imagine dry brushing all that texture—-especially on the large mirror—to make it last for a long time after all that work?

    Gorgeous project, Thanks, Sandi

    • Thanks, Sandi! These should last a long time as they are since they are made of drop cloth. I have a frame I trimmed out with them a year ago and it still looks like I just made it. So glad you like it! 🙂

  12. This might seem like a silly question but….. 🙂 I have a booth also, and I made some of the rosettes to put on some things. There is no air conditioning where I rent booth space and I was wondering if the rosettes will turn loose if they get too hot, since they are glued together with hot glue. I’d hate to do all that work just to have it fall apart.
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!! Hope you don’t mind if I copy a few.

    • Hi Kim! Not silly at all…those rosettes should be on there good if you used hot glue. I can’t imagine the heat making them fall off. Glad you found some ideas on my blog…copy away! 😊

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