Hello beautiful friends! I’m back today with what was left from thrift store haul #2, three pieces that turned into pretty home decor!
Here is the first item I’m sharing today:
This was a steal at $9.98, but this was not an unusual find. I find pretty mirrors similarly priced quite often and they are usually good sellers for me. If you’re in need of a mirror, definitely hit up the thrift store first. This one was from 1977 according the stamp on the back and it was heavy duty plastic. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I decided to go from old gold to more coastal on this one:
This is Behr’s Gray Morning, mixed with about a third white, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
I painted one coat of white as a base first.
Then I used my favorite brush for painting those details to add one coat of the Gray Morning:
This is Amy Howard’s 2″ Round Wax Brush Paint Brush. I believe it is intended for wax, but it says “paint brush” on it so I’m not sure. I was lucky to get one in my goodie bag from one of the blogging conferences I attended. HERE is one very similar to it on Amazon. This type of brush works amazingly well on all those details!
I also painted the back, inside edge all the way around so the mirror would reflect the blue.
I sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper which highlighted the details a bit more…
I used spray clear sealer to seal the frame. Easy!
Putting it back together was pretty simple this time since the back was just screwed in place.
Trying to photograph mirrors isn’t always easy! Halloo!
I had to hide behind the flowers. 🙂
Next is this set of candleholders I picked up for $2.25 a piece:
Just look at those dreamy details! I knew these would paint up beautifully!
I sanded lightly and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.
I love that the brass threads can be seen through the glass:
And the final piece from my last haul is this frame I picked up on clearance for $1.98:
Ya’ll know I love clearance at the thrift store!!
I was looking for a couple of frames for myself and I thought this one would paint up pretty:
That’s me and my sweet Jack…
I can’t believe he’s almost 17 now.
I used Behr’s Bit of Sugar on this one too. And just like the others, I sanded lightly all over with 220 grit sandpaper.
Sometimes if you use a spray sealer on metal, a pink hue will come through. That happened here, and I ended up repainting and sealing with Annie Sloan’s clear wax instead.
The clock is the only thing that was bought new or as-is here, that was a HomeGoods find…
This dresser belonged to our previous neighbor. You can see the makeover with its mirror HERE.
I love all the white on white, and you gotta love decor that costs less than lunch, am I right?
I hope you enjoyed seeing these last three makeovers. I grouped them together since they were so simple!
That officially completes this pile-o-treasures!
It seems like these went by quickly doesn’t it?
If you missed any, you can catch up here:
I’ll see ya’ll back here on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls!
I’ll be sharing this shelving unit I picked up at an estate sale last weekend:
Plus I’ll have a new stack of goodies ready for their big makeovers to share!
UPDATE: No need to wait! See how this pretty shelving unit looks now HERE! 🙂
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