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Farmhouse Thrift Store Upcycle

Who doesn't love a great thrift store find?! Whenever I get the chance to go to the local "Bargain Barn", I am never disappointed. This time around, I found a large mirror on sale, but I wasn't loving the frame. Nothing a little paint and elbow grease can't fix!

Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
Step one: Find a framed mirror! This lovely golden framed mirror was $8.00 at my local thrift store.

Step Two: Gather your supplies. I used what I already had on hand, which includes a sample sized paint can of "antique white" from Valspar, a small paint brush and some scotch tape to save money.

If I was starting from scratch, I'd use painters tape, some kraft paper, and some spray paint :) The process of painting will go so much faster and smoother with spray paint verses hand brushing.
This is what the mirror looked like before. As you can see in the photo, I used the scotch tape to tape off the edges of the mirror so that I could paint the edges of the frame.
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Step three: Start painting! :) Here is a Facebook Live video of me demonstrating how I painted the frame. (The video did get cut off due to connection). As mentioned above, spray paint would have been a lot easier to work with, but since I didn't have any on hand but did have this sampler sized paint, I used a paint brush to use up what I already had on hand. After I finished painting it with three coats, I let it dry, then hung it up with a homemade evergreen wreath for this year's Christmas decor. Check out the final results below!
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  • MagnoliaMemories
    on Nov 21, 2017

    Love it, Brianna! Quick and looks fantastic! I have a wooden frame like this and this is exactly what I'm going to do with it. The wreath can be changed seasonally too! Thanks so much for posting this awesome tutorial!

    • Brianna
      Brianna Glenwood, MN
      on Nov 21, 2017

      Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words :) I am glad you found it helpful. Changing out the wreath is exactly what I plan to do.

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    on Nov 24, 2017

    This is sooooo pretty! I love everything about it.

    • Brianna
      Brianna Glenwood, MN
      on Nov 24, 2017

      Thank you, Sandra!! I️ really love how it turned out as well. Thanks for reading!

  • Gail
    Gail Neptune, NJ
    on Jan 2, 2018

    Looks great!! I need a large mirror for my vanity, and you've inspired me to look for a thrift store one that I can paint!

  • Brianna
    Brianna Glenwood, MN
    on Jan 2, 2018

    Thank you! I'm glad this tutorial inspired you! This is definitely a great way to get a custom look for a much more affordable price!

  • Alicechomout
    on Jan 8, 2018

    Love what u did..yes i would try it.

    • Brianna
      Brianna Glenwood, MN
      on Jan 15, 2018

      Thank you!! You definitely should! So simply and affordable :)

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