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Rummage Sale Mirror to Pumpkin Welcome Chalkboard Sign

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)
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To see more: http://www.organizedclutter.net/2017/08/garage-sale-oval-mirror-to-fall-pumpkin.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lesley
    Lesley United Kingdom
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Ooooh! A 'pumpkin' style welcome for fall/halloween, what a great combination of ideas! Love it!

  • Elizabeth Dion
    Elizabeth Dion
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I love this idea...off to the thrift store I go to find a mirror!!!

  • Kim K.
    Kim K. Sharpsburg, GA
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Very cute idea!

  • Glenndashands
    on Sep 30, 2017

     loved this idea. I have an old mirror and was wondering what to do with it.

  • Rita
    Rita Chesterfield, MO
    on Sep 30, 2017

    You did a terrific job! I love it.

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