Hello dear friends! I’m back with the second piece from my newest Spring 2022 Haul. Today, I’ve got a pretty stenciled mirror makeover to share with you!
It started out like this:
Hello, 1973! No really, the stamp on the back read 1973. I was still in diapers.
I don’t know why a pair of these added to one dresser sounded like a good idea back then, but if you do have a set of them…they look pretty cute separated and hung above your bedside tables on either side of the bed:
This is from when I painted our bedroom furniture a couple of years ago…the whole room got an update! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
You can see the whole bedroom makeover HERE.
I did not have a pair of mirrors this time, but for 50% off of $12.98, I brought the lone mirror home anyway!
Before getting started, I removed the mirror from the frame. I find it easier to work on the frame if I don’t have to worry about the mirror as well.
PLUS, when you remove the mirror, you can paint the area on the back that will be reflected in the mirror, so I like the overall result much better.
I gave it a good cleaning with White Lightning while I was cleaning the hutch I shared last week, so it was clean and ready to go!
I chose one of my best sellers, this beautiful French Linen color for this mirror…
It’s a great neutral!
I gave it two coats and then sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper.
Then, I chose this pretty Floral Silkscreen Stencil:
I share how to use silkscreen stencils in THIS POST.
They have a sticky backing and can be used up to ten times, but I pushed that limit on this dresser for sure!
They give beautifully detailed results. I used the included spatula to apply my paint:
Then I removed the stencil as soon as I scraped away the excess:
I used Fluff chalk mineral paint here, but I did have to rinse my stencil after every few uses as the chalk paint dries so quickly. HOWEVER, I was amazed that I was able to dry it with a paper towel and get right back to it, and it was STILL STICKY!
When I was done adding the stencil where I wanted it, I sanded liberally to distress it with 220 grit sandpaper once again.
Then I used a soft, clean cloth to remove any excess wax…
The white wax is a sealer also, so that was it!
Stenciled Mirror Makeover: The After
Here is how this 70’s charmer looks now:
You know I had to add more function with hooks as I often do with mirrors:
I found these at Hobby Lobby when I was picking out hardware for last week’s hutch and knew they’d be perfect!
They got a couple of coats of Fluff:
They’re perfect for necklaces, coats, leashes, etc.
Here’s a closer look a the stencil…
It just adds a little something.
Sweet and simple!
If you liked this makeover, here are 15 more mirror makeovers, including one very similar to this that I did in a gorgeous color!
See them all HERE!
And I get to cross off another piece from this new haul!
If you missed the hutch, it was a perty one!
I’ll be back with this round of smalls on Thursday:
UPDATE! See what they all look like here now!
See y’all then!
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