Hello, gorgeous friends! I have three pieces for you today! I had two mirrors in my haul, and I found one more that used to hang in our home, so I redid that one as well. It’s so easy to paint a mirror and the thrift stores have them all the time!
Mirrors are typically good sellers, so I buy them when I find a good deal, and I usually keep them as mirrors.
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Mirror Makeover #1
First up is the one I found in our garage that used to hang in our home. I actually bought it about 25 years ago when we bought our first house, and it started out gold.
I painted it black to add to our Halloween decor one year, and it has just been sitting in our garage ever since:
It’s a great size, and can you believe it was warm enough for flip flops this past weekend? Now it’s frigid cold here again!
I like to use my Belle Brush to paint smaller detailed areas because it has a fuller head of bristles that gets into all those crevices really easily. The Best Dang Brush is much larger, but works too.
Highlight and seal with wax
That brush has a pointy tip that is great for getting wax into all the details.
I removed any excess with a clean, soft cloth…
That left the white wax nestled in the details, and since the wax is also a sealer, this quick makeover was just about complete!
All I had left to do was add the mirror back which I secured with my Logan Point Driver:
Of course I covered it in pretty paper as well.
Here is how this mirror looks now:
A little closer…
Driftwood is such a great neutral. It fits right in at our house!
Mirror Makeover #2
The next mirror makeover is this smaller goldish mirror I picked up at the thrift store for $6:
It had some really nice details as well!
I love Vintage Duck Egg Blue, but I love it even more lightened up a bit.
This can happen when you have that much air in your jar, but adding a little water will bring it right back to life!
I sprayed a few sprays with my mister bottle…
and then gave it a good stir and it was good as new!
Don’t toss that thickened paint…just keep adding water a little at a time, and you can almost always bring it back.
I gave this mirror frame two coats, using my Best Dang Brush this time:
I used a super fine grit sanding sponge to smooth out the paint once it was dry, added the mirror back, and this makeover was also complete!
I love this color so much. It might even be my favorite!
This mirror looked like any other big box store mirror before, but paint really gave it a fresh new look of its own.
Here’s a closer look at the pretty frame…
Mirror Makeover #3
This third mirror was a $10 thrift store find:
This mirror had a very uh, interesting? finish on it:
What is that??
I went for Cotton on this one, and it took three coats for full coverage.
You can see more on how I do that in this video (goofy me with braces and all):
If you have any trouble viewing, you can see it on YouTube HERE.
I sealed this one with Easy Peasy Spray wax. You just spray and wipe away the excess. (Be sure to shake the bottle until you no longer hear liquid inside before spraying.)
I decided to dress this one up a bit for the holidays!
And here’s a closer peek at that faux distressing…
So much better than that faux finish that was there!
And can you tell this mirror is actually plastic??
Yep, so it is nice and lightweight.
And that’s three makeovers for the price of one ha ha!
Want even more mirror inspiration?? Here are 15 more!
Another project closer to finishing this haul!
See anything you may have missed or revisit your favorites below:
Painting the Smalls #24 (Six mini makeovers!)
I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to Treasure girls sharing what I did with this freebie TV tray table thingy!
UPDATE: No need to wait, I fixed this one right and painted it a gorgeous color! See it HERE now!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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