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A while back, my mom gave me a mirror that she’d had for a long time. I have no idea where it came from (it was pre-me), but she said I could do whatever I wanted with it — gotta love having a creative DIY mom!
It was a little beat up from years of moving it around. I decided to give it a makeover — time to freshen things up!
The light cherry wood is just not my style. For the mirror makeover, I considered stripping and re-staining it more of a walnut, but opted for the lazy girl’s upcycle, using chalk paint. Lazy girls unite! Tomorrow. Or the day after. Whatever.
First, I taped off the mirror itself so I wouldn’t get paint on it. It was a little tough to get around those curved edges, but in most places I was able to slide the tape underneath the frame. Then I started painting!
It took three coats, but I love the minty green color!
On each side of the mirror, there is a place for a bolt. Ryan deduced that it used to to hang between two support posts over a dresser. I found some bolts that were the right size, threaded them in, and used them to tie a length of rope to “hang” it from.
In reality, to make sure it was stable, I used the wire on the back of the mirror to hang it using a picture hanger. The rope and hook are just decorative, though I love how they look together!
I hung it on an angled wall in my studio, near my fabric stash. It’s kind of a dark corner, so it’s nice to have it there to reflect the light from the window and brighten it up a bit.
It definitely belongs in my house, the happy land of mint and teal and gray and white.
Have you done any fun upcycles lately? I’d love to see them — leave me a link in the comments!
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