How to Paint a Vintage ThriftStore Vanity Mirror

Here’s what my tray looked like when I found it at the thrift store. This one is the smallest tray I’ve ever found. Usually they’re about 15″-20″ but this one is closer to 10″. I think I only paid $1.00 for it. See ALL my thrift store makeovers HERE.
To paint a vintage mirror tray, start by cleaning it well. A lot of dust can get trapped in all that filigree! Then remove the mirror. There are usually 4 clips on the back that can just be bent open to remove the mirror and the cardboard and felt backing.
Paint on one layer of chalky finish paint, let dry completely, then come back with a damp rag and remove a little of the paint on the highlighted areas. Remove as much or as little as you want. If you take off too much you can always go back and add more paint.
These trays are perfect for rounding up little items on your dresser or bathroom counter. Here I added a cupcake stand from our trip to Magnolia Market, a vintage frog, a hand lettered card, a tiny photo of my oldest daughter, and my coffee necklace.
I love the touch of gold peeking out! Scroll down to find links to the jewelry cabinet makeovers that you see in the background. Thanks for reading about my thrift store vanity mirror tray makeover! Hope you can find one at your local thrift store to paint. Leave a comment and let me know if you do. Thanks!
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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