Dec 19, 2010

Spray Painted Mirror

Hello and happy Sunday my friends!  I hope you're having a good weekend.

I eyed up this mirror over the summer at a thrift store and snagged it immediately.  I thought it was so cool and I knew that a simple coat of spray paint would instantly revive this baby.

Let me explain the red paint on the top part of the mirror -- for a moment, I wanted to decorate our office with red accents.  I saw a picture of a room somewhere that had green walls, very similar my office color (Behr Garden Spot), with red accent pieces and it looked really nice.  I used this mirror to test the red and good thing I did because I decided that red wasn't for me, or our office. 



Cha Ching!!!  Check out the price tag. Yup, $15.  Ahhhhh.
As I took the mirror apart to prepare for spray painting, I noticed it said something on the back.  It reads, ".......... June 3, 1966."  Although it looks like it reads "1866" in the picture, it's actually "1966."  I don't think this warrants a visit to Antique Road Show, but how cool!  This mirror is 44 years old!

After one coat of white RUST-OLEUM Gloss spray paint, my 44 year old mirror now looks like this:
A rather nice touch to our office if I don't say so myself. 
BTW - pay no mind to the ugly yellow chair in the corner of this picture.  Hopefully, one of my x-mas gifts will be to have this reupholstered.  Fingers crossed
:)
I love the glossy white paint. And my favorite part is the dotted border along the frame.

All said and done, this mirror put me $19 in the hole.  I'm certainly not complaining.

So the next time you're about to throw out - what you think is an old and ugly mirror - think twice before chucking it the curb because a can of glossy spray paint can make a world of difference. 

I LOVE SPRAY PAINTING!!!!




This mirror is partying with the best of them at:
The DIY Show OffUndertheTableandDreaming

 
 

 

17 comments:

kristin said...

Cute mirror! I have a similar one i made a post on because i realized i dont have anything about it on here and i love it!
http://rainybutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/12/under-5-goodwill-mirror.html

rebeccaheartsslc said...

What a find! I love it. I've been on the lookout for a cool mirror like that, too.

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

I love that green wall. Wow, does that mirror pop....The white was a great color choice. The whole design is very Anthropologie....

Take care,
Lisa

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

swoon. love it...

the details on that mirror really pop with the white...

great work.

if you have a moment, i'd love to see this among the projects at my creative juice party (closes tomorrow)

see you there!
<3
nicolette
http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/creative-juice-thursday-3.html

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

Love the Mirror!

Skooks said...

Looks great! I would love to do something like this for my bedroom someday. Keeping my eyes peeled . . .

The Staging Chick said...

So cute Rachel!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

That looks awesome!

Jennifer said...

Love the mirror, I found one similar to yours on Craigslist. The mirror was scratched so I spray painted the actual mirrow with chalkboard paint. Now it's perfect and I love it!
Oh and I love your blog header's subtitle. are budget to pretty up our first house isn't so great either.
Here's a link to my mirror in case you want to see it.
http://www.alwaysinwonder.com/2010/12/my-first-chalkboard-paint-experience.html

Elizabeth said...

That looks great! Amazing what a can of spray paint will do! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Your mirror and I were born on the same day! I think we both turned out pretty well. :0)

andrea said...

Hi Rachel, I want to do something similar with a mirror of mine - how's you cover up the mirror part so it was protected from the spray paint? Thanks!

andrea said...

Hi Rachel! Love your mirror. I want to do something similar with mine and wondered how you covered up the mirror to protect it while spray painting. Any tips? Thanks!

Ray* said...

Thanks Everyone for your encourageing words!

Andrea: The mirror was easy to take apart - so that's what I did before I spray painted to frame. There were tiny screws in the back that held the mirror on so I simply unscrewed them and the rest is history.

Thanks for checking this out and for your awesome comments!

Amanda said...

It's beautiful. I have a smaller one similar ornate features that currently holds a cross stitch, I picked it up at a thrift store. I'm saving it to do like you did, paint it white and hang it in my bathroom when we finally revamp it :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fabulous find. It looks stunning white - especially against the green! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

I love the new look of the mirror! And I love the white against your green walls. That mirror makes such a big statement and no one will ever be able to tell it had a gold, guilded past!

Saw you at Under the Table and Dreaming!