Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shabby Chic Mirror

A few weeks ago I was strolling through GoodWill and came across this awesome mirror for only $8.00.

This mirror was already a beauty "as is"--minus the dust, but gold just isn't really my style. I have nothing to match it, so I decided to paint it. 

Remember the post where I told you about the Free Valspar Paint? Well I finally got mine in and LOVE the color (It's the color on the very top of the swatch)!  

{picture taken with iPhone}

I was unable to contain my excitement...I removed the mirror and backing and got to painting!! 

{Yes, it is on a trash bag! It was the only thing I had and was FREE.} 

After the paint dried I put the glass back in....

This is MUCH more my style!!!

Now I just need to decide where to put it...hmm. 

Total Estimated Costs

Mirror          $8.00
Paint            FREE
Trash bag    FREE
Paint Brush FREE 

Total Costs:  $8.00


  1. You didn't tell me about getting this mirror...probably knew I would steal it from you! :D

    Love the color you chose, too!

  2. I thought that said $800 for a second and did a double take! Great job on the upcycling! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties.

    And I'm a new follower :)

  3. It's gorgeous! What a find! It looks a lot like my bathroom mirror which was the same thing (horrible gold) and is now a bright turquoisy blue. Although I didn't do a post with before pics you can see it here.

  4. What a great find...and the paint is perfect. Enjoy your new creation!

  5. Great transformation! LOVE the paint color!
    Scissors & SPatulas

  6. You so scored!! Great makeover, love the paint choice.
    Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up

  7. What a great find! I love aqua so much! Stopping over from TT&J weekend wrapup linky!

  8. Great mirror!! LOVE the color and style :) stopped in from TT&J party!

  9. Loooooove the color you chose!! Fabulous!!

    Erika and Sebastian

  10. Gorgeous! Great job! Just popping in from the TT&J party :)

  11. LOVE the mirror! You did a great job and what a deal you found!

  12. I love the bright, bold color & the awesome detail of the mirror!

  13. I absolutely love it! I am going to go on a search for something like this. I came over from TT&J when I saw the picture, I knew I had to check it out. Great job.

  14. Turned out cute! Following now from Tater Tots & Jello!

  15. Oooh! I almost picked that color. I got fuschia instead. I still haven't used mine.