shabby chic mirror makeover

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I have been hard at work the last few days redoing our storage room in the basement and turning it into a combo guest room and video/photo studio.  One of my favorite parts of this project has been combing the thrift stores, looking for great pieces at a low price that I can repurpose and transform to include in the room.

I recently grabbed an amazing dresser for $50.00 and gave it a facelift and structural update as needed.  I also found a great mirror for only $12.00.  It was in great shape, with a beveled edge and just a dark finish on the frame.  It just needed a little paint love to match the dresser for a shabby chic collection.

Here is what you are going to need for this project:

  • DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints and Creme Wax
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Painter’s tape
  • Mirror
  • Sanding block

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Here is the simple step by step:

  1. Use the painter’s tape to edge of the mirror and keep it from getting paint on it.  shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart
  2. Put a light layer of paint on the frame.  Let it dry.
  3. Add a second light layer onto the frame. Allow it to dry.  shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart
  4. Use a small artist paint brush to add a bit of color to the layers within the frame.  Let this dry.

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5. Apply the wax and then wipe off with a damp paper towel.  Add and remove until you get the look you like.

shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart

6. Distress the edges with a sanding block.

shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart

7. Remove the tape and clean the glass.

shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart

Hang it up and you are all set!

shabby chic mirror americana decor chalky finish paints decoart

I love this shabby chic look – it is cozy and happy…

 


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  2. Love this! We have an old mirror that needs this treatment!! Thanks for sharing!

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