Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mirror Makeover

This mirror was a part of a vanity. It had 2 folding mirrors on both sides. We took it off the dresser (in the back ground) and attached a strong "hanger" on the back to put it up on the wall. It was originally a "medium" orangey brown. I painted it white. Then it disappeared into my cream wall! What was I to do?! My husband and I had just decided when we were to move from this base we would just get rid of it. I looked at mirrors all around. They are pricey! So I took a good LONG look at my mirror and thought of how I could "dress it up." I found a pad of scrapbook paper on sale for $2 that was normally $10! AMAZING! And I was EATING up all the fun designs of paper it had! So I thought, and thought, "Hey!" The inside ridge can be mod podged with this fun paper! And I can paint the top and bottom inside ridge! YAY! So I did it! Super easy and now my husband said "hey this is a nice mirror now! We should hang on to this!" I quickly agreed!





Here is the mirror- plain Jane white. The scrapbook paper pad I found on sale! Gorgeous I know!


I measured the inside ridge I wanted to cover with the paper. I measured it out onto the 12x12 sheet, and cut strips to fit.


Uh, Oh, I had ugly "seams" showing from the paper meeting up! What was I to do?! How about cover them up and make them look continuous?! I think that is a great idea!


I took an extra strip of the paper I accidentally cut out, and started cutting all the "Whole Leaves" out to fix the "seams." Like so...


You see a seam....


Now you don't! YAY!


I put mod podge all along the papers to secure it down. One coat underneath to make it stick, and one coat on top.


When the mod podge was dry I painted the top and bottom ridge. This was my first attempt at a grey. I ended up going darker. 


Voila! Take a look at that! A mirror that disappeared to fun and fabulous!


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4 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! Love how you used the leaves to cover up the seams! So clever! Definetly a "keep-worthy" mirror! :)

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  2. Very nice. The seam covering trick is great! Thanks for sharing at Much Ado About Monday.

    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  3. Big difference! wow, you made it wonderful!

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