Friday, March 8, 2013

Mirror Mirror on our bedroom wall: Red mirror makeover

So I have been wanting to revamp this mirror I aquired a few years ago, for ages. I wanted to use the mirror on the wall above my vanity, since the mirror to the vanity broke (unfortunately) and we couldn't afford to get a replacement mirror. Finally I got around to repainting it and putting it up on the wall above my vanity. I decided to put some of my antique hat collection around it (I chose to stick to just the black ones). I'm not 100% sure I like the layout of the hats- maybe I'll do a more "clumpy" arrangement, but for now, it will do till I figure out what I want to do with it all.

I started out with the mirror, in all its cracked and gold glory. I am so NOT a gold person.

Then I masked off the mirror with paper and tape.

Then time for some spray paint!

I found this red paint actually at Family Dollar. I thought this project would be perfect to test out the paint, since the mirror's frame was a cheap plastic- so if it didn't work, no big loss. I also got the mirror for free, so again, if it didn't work- no big loss. Overall the paint wasn't bad. I wouldn't use it if you wanted a good quality gloss or super weather resistant, but overall, not bad for a matte finish indoor project.

Overall I think it turned out nice. It gives some nice pop of color against my black vanity and black hat collection. I just need to update and fancy-up the stuff on the vanity next (like no pink jewelry box). I also want to paint my end tables black, so they match the rest of the furniture in the bedroom. And repaint the scratched up vanity.

(Disregard the baskets of laundry waiting to be put away- reflected in the mirror, or my 80s prom dress for our party, hanging on my closet door. lol)

I think it looks cute- I just might need some more expert advice as to making it really awesome in the room. Since by no-means am I an interior decorator, I would love arrangement advice to the wall decor and vanity setup.
Have a great day!


  1. Wow. I love what you did with that old gold mirror. I have lots of gold frames I need to do something with. Pronto. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to have you share this at What to do Weekends Party, also. Following you on Twitter and Pinterest. Linda

  2. Wow! I love how your mirror came out! That pop of red really makes a statement. Your hat collection is so fun too! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x


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