DIY Mirror Remodel

2 Materials
$15
1 Day
Medium

Ok so this is one of those projects where you need the patience and time to do it. It took a whole day to complete this remodel but I feel like it's so worth it.

I got this Mirror for $10 at a thrift store which makes it even more exciting. Because it looks like it cost me $60 or more

Looking at this before photo now I still can't believe this is the same mirror.

And it doesn't take a lot of supplies to transform it.


Materials are:

• sandpaper 60/80grit

• wood stain of your liking

• paint brush

Let's get started, First thing you want to do is get your sand paper and test a corner to see if the old stain will come off. If it does then your good to go.

I hand sanded the whole mirror just because I didn't want to lose all of the indents using a power sander.

Little tip I folded the sandpaper in half to get into the creases.

And just keep going this is the part that took a lot of time.

I also put painters tape along the inside to prevent the sandpaper from scratching the mirror when I got to the edge

It took me about a couple of hours. Once your done clean the mirror of any dust and start staining

I used golden pecan. I'm very into the light boho neutral colors.

I did about two coats of stain. And I let them dry a little in between staining.

And your done. You can enjoy your new mirror

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Jod
    on Dec 15, 2019

    Why didn’t you take the mirror out of the frame to do the sanding and staining?

    • Dianab
      on Dec 16, 2019

      taking the mirror out can be a lot more work than just taping it off. either way works if you are careful. I have done it both ways.

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