Last week I mentioned that I scored an awesome mirror at ReStore for twenty benjamins. And although that thing was practical, I knew it had potential to be practical and gorgeous. Like when the normal looking girl suddenly takes her hair out of a pony tail and wears contacts instead of glasses and suddenly you realize that you should ask her to the prom. Here’s the makeover project before:
Not exactly swoon-worthy.
So I did the normal stuff. Like whip out the screwdriver to remove the hardware and fill up the nicks and holes with wood filler. Then I gave the mirror a good scrub and laid down painter’s tape and turned to Pinterest for inspiration.
I primed (x2) and painted (x2) the wood frame and then removed the inside tape. Then I turned to laying down my tape design. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not perfect, but I don’t have time/energy/patience to measure out a pattern. I threw caution to the wind and I’m pretty much in love with the result.
And I taped newspaper over the mirror and frame and shook up a can of recently donated glass frosting (thanks, Calli!). The project took a grand total of three hours and zero dollars. I had the primer, paint, and tape all on hand, butI did use all the painter’s tape so I should probably replenish the stock. When I first brought this baby home from the store, I called her mama mirror – she towers over my little Ikea wall mirror. But now that she’s had a makeover, she looks at least twenty years younger and definitely swoonworthy. Now I just have to remember to stop admiring my mirror and actually look in it to make sure I don’t have Ella-hair all over my work clothes.