Thursday, May 19, 2011

$3 Thursday – mirror revamp

I found this mirror at a local thrift store for $3.


I covered the mirror with some junk mail to prepare it for painting.

It was badly in need of a makeover.


Brown is so not its best color.

The original finish didn’t even try to look like wood like some similar mirrors I’ve seen.  The brown finish was chipping off in a few places.


Ah, much better.


What a fresh coat of paint can do is amazing.


I used glaze to give it a bit of texture and bring out the details.


Since this was a quick paint job to get pictures I missed that I didn’t get the whole railing back painted but that should be a quick and easy fix.  Or I might just put a small plant or something to cover up the not so perfect paint job.

For $3, paint and a bit of glaze I’m happy.



Mirror                 $3

Paint             craft supply

Glaze         craft supply

Total cost:   $3 plus a few supplies



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  1. Wow, what a transformation, June! I would never guess that's the same mirror! I think she is oh so happy now with her new paint job!!!

  2. Perfect use of JUNK MAIL and ever better transformation of this mirror. Great save!
    Kristy @ the love of WOOD


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