Sometimes all it needs is a little paint for a brand look and life. This simple metal mirror makeover is one anyone can do!
It’s mirror makeover day. Metal mirror makeover and two plastic (metal-look) mirror day, that is.
You might remember this one from my latest haul…
It was my $10 find…
…that I passed up.
BUT I also passed up that table and chairs on my first visit. ACK!! No, I didn’t…yes I did. haha
They were calling me back…so I went back and got them both! lol
Thankfully both were still there.
I mean, the mirror just didn’t look like much to me. And I thought well, not much I can do with that.
But that is just not true at all. The truth was, and is, it was SO simplistic that I figured what’s the point?
The point is, this is a perfect example of buying decor for your home on a budget!
Bring it home for $2, $5 or even $10 (still a deal) and give it a simple makeover you will love.
These are the exact things I like to share here.
Either found at the thrift store or even right there in your own home. Something you bought years ago that you just don’t really love anymore. Or maybe never really did. Or maybe it’s just not the style you want anymore.
Sometimes it’s something as simple as changing the color of something to make it fit in with your decor or just to make you relove it all over again.
I do it all the time with my decor. I’m a major home decor recycler around here.
Well, dang, this post is the perfect example of that as the other two mirrors I’m sharing today got a mini tweak…the third look they’ve had.
Remember these mirrors from my master bedroom??
They started out a bronze color, I painted them a super bright gold and used them like that for a few years.
But now that I’m painting that back wall a navy color (I’ve decided which one…you’ll just have to wait and see! ;) ), I thought it might be nice to mute them down a bit. I still wanted them gold, just not that super bright gold.
So I pulled this other gold paint out of my stash and sprayed them. Simple and done!
OH! AND… they are going back up to our master bedroom but I have all kinds of navy paint samples on the wall up there so staged them here so you could see the new look up on the wall.
It might be hard to tell in the photos but they are MUCH less bright and shiny.
But I guess the point isn’t really how they look in this photograph, but that I pulled those suckers down and gave them a brand new look instead of buying new. And it might not be their last look…you just never know around here!
See how it’s a little more of a subdued, frosted gold look?? The other one was more of a tarnished, bright, shiny gold color.
Okay, so let’s talk about the thrifty haul metal mirror makeover…
I began by wiping it down and then since it was metal I decided to use a “hammered” type of gold spray paint.
I don’t know if you can tell in the photo but it has a really cool hammered metal look which is just perfect for this piece.
I get carried away when I’m working on several projects at once and forget to take photos.
I forgot to take a photo of it just gold before I did the aqua dry brushing. But this little section is still just gold so hopefully, you get the idea.
Once that was dry, I pulled out one of my chip brushes and one of my pretty aqua colored paints and did a little dry brushing over it.
Not sure how to “dry brush”? I’ve got you covered, check out this post/video right >>> here.
I didn’t want to cover all the gold so I did it more here and there.
Once the aqua paint was dry, I gave it one light coat of poly. (in Satin)
I think it just gives it a more interesting look than just leaving it gold. And maybe even a little more high end.
I think it goes pretty well here but I do love my other mirror (which has been made over multiple times too) so that one will stay.
By the way, my dresser is holding up really well so far (it’s been about a year and a half). I wanted to update you on that. I haven’t really noticed much if any, yellowing and the finish has been nice and sturdy. You can read more about it, here.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post.
It was a super easy one but one I hope will get your mind going! Maybe the next time you are in the thrift store or even when looking around your home at things you already own. :)
So happy to have this one done because you know what that means?? It means the only thing left in this latest haul is the table and chairs.
I can not wait to get started on it. Soon!
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If you missed any of the thrifty haul #3 makeovers, you can see them here:
- Bleached Wood Desk Makeover
- Painted Ceramic Vase Makeover
- Navy Blue Coffee Table Makeover
- Thrifted Basket Makeover Ideas
- Etched Glass Whitewashed Box
- Metal Mirror Makeover (you are here!)
- Oak Table & Chairs (coming soon!)
I hope you have a wonderful, blessed, and very safe weekend, friends!
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