I recently found an oval mirror at a yard sale for $2. It had some neat detailing even though it was plastic. It had possibilities for a repurposing project!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $4 Difficulty: Easy
Here is the finished fall chalkboard sign!
This is my rummage sale, gold mirror before the makeover. My first step was to take the mirror apart and give it a good cleaning.
After taking the mirror apart, I painted it with orange chalk paint. I brushed on two coats.
I added a brown glaze over the paint to give the frame some age and accentuate all the detail.
I added a lamp finial from a junk stash to the top for a stem. The lamp finial was gold and I painted it with the glaze to make the stem more of a bronze color. The finial was attached by a screw through the top of the frame into the finial. I used a drill to make the hole.
I painted my mirror's glass with two coats of Graphite chalk paint.
I stenciled on the word welcome with light ivory craft paint.
I sealed the mirror chalkboard-look sign with Krylon Satin clear sealer, tied raffia around the "stem", and my sign was ready to hang.
Materials I used for this project:
- Oval mirror (rummage sale)
- Paint (craft store & Annie Sloan stockist)
- Lamp finial (junk stash)