Farmhouse Thrift Store Upcycle

by Brianna
4 Materials
30 Minutes

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!

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.

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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Happy DIYing,


Resources for this project:
Paint - Valspar Sampler
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  • Mimi Lafeurs Mimi Lafeurs on Sep 22, 2021

    Beautiful! When Christmas is over, will you still leave the mirror up? I love the way mirror came out. I have a large one to paint now, but I think I am going to use paint that has a primer too 2X. It’s gold but I want either white or matte silver. First will clean it since it’s been in my garage, then paint

  • Mari Mari on Feb 19, 2023

    How do I refresh an older wreath to keep the flowers from falling?

  • Jay69888728 Jay69888728 on Jun 16, 2023

    would it have been better if you took out the glass then spray painted the frame?

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