IKEA - MONGSTAD Mirror Hack

5 Materials
$60
2 Days
Easy

This mirror was really fun to do! It was my first time doing an abstract piece based off a photo a client gave me.


This IKEA mirror shockingly only ones in one colour - this black dark brown colour? - which isn’t really the style right now. My customer wanted it to suit her beach vibe master bedroom! And her vision was based on a Pinterest photo. So here is my shot at recreating it 🤗🤗


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Before - customers mirror
Sand and tape off


I rough sanded With 150 grit orbital sander. And taped off the mirror so no paint or products got on it.

CLIENTS PINTEREST INSPIRED PHOTO
Try to see what client wants


Something like I have never done before, layering paint, thinking paints, antique oil rub ect. So I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to grasp what she wanted.

Mixing paint


The first thing I did was decided what colour to get the base charcoal colour as seen in the photo.


I mixed country grey varathanes chalk paint with coal black fusion mineral paint to get a Smokey grey.


and than I used a pure white paint THINED with water, to make a bit of a white wash.

I layered the two


I added the Smokey grey and covered the entire mirror, one it was dry, I added my white washed pure white paint by gently swiping my paint brush in long motions - with very little amount on my paint brush.

I also used varathanes antique Smokey glaze over top of the paint layers.

SCUFF - sand


I used a 120 grit sanding block and scuffed the whole mirror, distressing the layers of paint. Than I used steel wool and did the same thing.

I top coated once it was the desired look


Using varathanes satin water-based interior top coat.

Staging the finished product


Plants always 🌱

Mirror editing - still practicing lol


Still haven’t nailed my mirror reflection editing so here’s a photo of me staging it haha.

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  • Michelle Michelle on Jul 25, 2021

    Outstanding job!! This is by far my favorite!! I can’t wait too get started on my mirror! Thank you for step by step preparations and beautiful pics!! I love it!!

  • Betty White Betty White on Jul 26, 2021

    That mirror turned out beautifully! You did a fantastic job.

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