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.

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.

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

Here is my completed mirror!

I am so happy about the spray I chose to stencil. It is subtle and gives a beautiful etched-glass effect!

Here are some close-up pictures for you to see the details.

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.)
Handan & Greg @ The Navage Patch
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  • Krissy Miner Proto Krissy Miner Proto on Aug 03, 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 Judy Miklos on Nov 25, 2017
    Why didn’t you do the chalk board idea? This looks great !

  • Kay30097647 Kay30097647 on Nov 25, 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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