Mirror turned Chalkboard

Hello amazing friends! I have another makeover to share with ya'll from this pile of goodies I picked up last Saturday: It's this mirror I scored for $4.98: If you missed what I did with the baskets, see them HERE. I had passed it up twice before since the mirror in it was so heavy. Then when I saw it last Saturday, it had been marked down again and it occurred to me that it would make a fantastic chalkboard! Don't you think? This wall is in our kitchen and I knew I … [Read more...]

Frame and Mirror Upcycle

Happy Tuesday, awesome Friends!! I spent the better part of this past weekend in my paint pants painting all the trim in my kitchen and this hallway that leads to the back stairs: That includes NINE doorways, 3 large windows in the kitchen (one is actually a door), and five interior doors (laundry room, garage, storage room, door to FROG, and pantry), plus all the base molding and chair rail that connects them! This just seemed like such a daunting task, but I am so happy it is … [Read more...]

Giant Ornate Mirror Update (& my favorite tool for painting all those details!)

Hello, sweet friends!  Before we get to this awesome makeover, I want to announce the winners of the Craft Junk Giveaway: Mary D. and Becky G! Both ladies have been notified via email. Thanks to everyone who entered to win, it was a super fun giveaway! I am planning to do another one at the end of Spring. :) Ok on to today's project! I found this gigantic ornate mirror at a yard sale two Summers ago for only $30: Amazing deal, right? The original finish was quite ugly in my opinion, … [Read more...]

$6 Mirror Update & Super Exciting News!!

Hey there, amazing Friends! I have some super exciting news to share with ya'll today!!! But first, as promised on Thursday, I'm sharing the makeover of this mirror I picked up for a mere $6 at the thrift store: Regretfully, there were two and I only picked up one of them. What was I thinking?? At the time, I wasn't sure how it would look painted, but I should have known... Paint has magical powers. Am I right? I love how she turned out. So chic and elegant! The … [Read more...]

Oval Rosette Mirror

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: 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 … [Read more...]

Antique Mirror Repurposed

Welcome lovely Friends to day #4 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series! I shared a peek of this antique mirror I found at the thrift store in yesterday's post: These old mirrors are SUPER heavy and the back was falling out, but for $9.98 I snapped it up. After I painted the frame I went to clean up the mirror to put it back in, and it was so scratched. I know it looks great in the photo above, but that was taken in November back before I turned the mirror loose in … [Read more...]

Antique Dressing Table Makeover

Guess what ya'll?  I'm sharing a makeover today...surprise! I know you weren't expecting that. :) Okay so maybe you know me too well, but today is not just any ordinary day, it's Themed Furniture Thursday! Can I get a Woo Hoo? I and a bunch of my talented furniture flippin' friends get together once a month and share furniture makeovers, but the catch is, there's a theme! Today's theme was made for me. Can you guess what it is?? How about I'll share and then see if you can guess, okay? I … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Mirror Makeover & Entry Table Vignette {a Décor Challenge}

Hello all my décor enthusiast friends! If you are new around here, once a month I get together with a few blogging buddies to talk about décor. In the past we've shared our gallery walls, how we like to decorate using trays, tips for styling bookcases, and how we love to use baskets in our decor, just to name a few. We started this challenge last January by picking a space, and for three months we decorated it three different ways by shopping our homes. I chose my china hutch. We decided to … [Read more...]

Cottage-Inspired Mirror with Shelf from Thrifty Finds

Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing a great upcycle from two items I found recently. First I found this simple shelf at a thrift store: I loved the chunkiness of it and figured for $6 I'd be able to do something with it. Then not long after that, I found this mirror: For ONE WHOLE DOLLAR at a yard sale. Yes, I'll have that, thank you! When I was playing around in my workshop/studio...okay the garage...I spotted these two getting cozy in a corner and had an idea to marry the … [Read more...]

Fabric Inlaid Mirror

Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? Well I hope so because that's exactly what I'm sharing! I found this very dated mirror for $8 at the thrift store a few weeks back: Immediately when I saw it, I imagined fabric in the panel on top. First I removed the mirror and painted the frame in DIY chalk paint in Cottage White by Behr. Bye bye ugly mirror! I gave it three coats, then sanded the edges a bit. Then I sealed it with Minwax paste wax. This was my first time using … [Read more...]