Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mirror Makeover

Hi all!

I have been busy with several projects around the house. I'm anxious to show you them over the next few days.

The first was a mirror I got on Craigslist for free last fall in Florida. I am kicking myself for not taking a before picture. I thought I had one and now I can't find it. Ugh. Anyway it was bright blue and all beat up.....but when I saw it and it was free, I knew I had to have it.

After sanding and spray painting it black, Jacob hung it for me last night (I told you I hate hanging stuff!) over the buffet in the dining room.

You may remember that I purchased the dresser for $20 and gave it a makeover. Details on that project here.

As you can see I haven't touched the brass chandelier, which will change at some point. I might take it down and spray it black since we won't be purchasing anything new until we buy a table.

At first I was worried about the scale of the mirror and the fact that it is pretty big over the buffet. However, it's growing on me. A matching pair of lamps are on my list to flank the mirror. I simply grabbed things from around the house to stage these pictures.

It's amazing that this whole project only cost $10 for 2 cans of spray paint!



  1. I love this! How did you avoid getting paint on the reflective part of the mirror? I see free mirrors on craigslist from time to time and I wouldn't mind having one over the dresser in the nursery one day.

    By the way, I don't think the size is an issue... they actually look like they could go together.

  2. Thanks! I popped out the actual mirror when I spray painted it. You could always tape paper over it if you couldn't get it out. :)

  3. It's gorgeous! Makes me want to break out the paint and start transforming furniture! ;)

  4. Love, love, love the shape of it!!It looks fantastic!


  5. Thanks! It was an easy project....I love it when you think it will be easy and it actually is! :)

  6. Love it!!! So bold and fabulous!!! Love your style!


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