Ornate Mirror Makeover

2 Materials
2 Hours

I found this ornate mirror on Craigslist for $80 last winter, and I was thrilled when the seller said okay to my $50 offer, as the mirror was in great shape. It had no scratches and no broken parts, so other than it’s color, it was in perfect condition.
ornate mirror makeover, home decor

After storing this beautiful mirror in our basement for over 6 months, I decided to give it a makeover in October. I didn’t have a vision when I started working on it, so as usual, I just started with taking the mirror out and getting the frame ready for painting.
ornate mirror makeover, home decor

Using my homemade chalk paint recipe for my paint sprayer, I prepared the chalk paint and and readied my paint sprayer.

ornate mirror makeover, home decor
Here is my completed mirror!
ornate mirror makeover, home decor

I am so happy about the spray I chose to stencil. It is subtle and gives a beautiful etched-glass effect!
ornate mirror makeover, home decor

Here are some close-up pictures for you to see the details.
ornate mirror makeover, home decor

ornate mirror makeover, home decor

ornate mirror makeover, home decor

Oh before I forget, if you like this Irish Blessing stencil design, you can find it on our blog post and DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE (only for your personal use.)

Thanks for reading!

Handan, xo

Suggested materials:

  • Homemade chalk paint  (You can find the recipe on our blog.)
  • Stencil  (I am sharing the free printable on our blog.)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Krissy Miner Proto
    on Aug 3, 2017

    You did a great job on the mirror! Was the gold on the edges solely from the wax with gold tint? You didn't light sand the chalk paint?
  • Judy Miklos
    on Nov 25, 2017

    Why didn’t you do the chalk board idea? This looks great !
  • Kay30097647
    on Nov 26, 2017

    I did not see any instructions on how you got the gold to show back through. What did I miss

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