CREATE A GORGEOUS DIY ANTIQUED MIRROR USING WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR OWN HOME – WATER AND BLEACH!
I had such a huge response from the mirror I restyled a few weeks back – thanks, everyone! I’m thrilled you liked the makeover and it gave you some ideas on what to do with those orphaned mirrors we all have hanging around!
Apparently, it gave my sister Andrea some ideas too. Since sharing that post, she’s already dropped off two mirrors. A gorgeous large beveled beauty and this plastic cutie she picked up from a thrift store for $4.99.
I have to admit this plastic one caught my eye because of all the amazing detail… and well, it’s plastic. Challenge ON! Turn a cheap looking plastic into something vintage and jaw-dropping!
I can’t wait for you to see this before and after… it’s truly a night and day makeover!
What do you think?…..
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SOURCE LIST: MIRROR
- Mirror – SALVAGED
- Water + Bleach + Spray Bottle
- Chip Brush + Plastic Scraper
- Shop Towels
- Krylon Caramel Spray Paint (similar)
- In The Navy Chalk Mineral Paint
- Kyrlon Caramel Spray Paint (similar)
- Gilding Wax(s) Anastasia + Teal + Bronze
HOW TO ANTIQUE A MIRROR::
Here’s a video on how to antique a mirror with what you already have on hand in your home – water + bleach. It’s a step by step on how I achieved this look.
A few weeks ago I restyled this dresser mirror by distressing the glass and adding a French transfer. If you’d like to read the step-by-step instructions on how to antique a mirror and watch a video on how to apply a transfer, you can find them here.
Here’s a closer look. It ended up distressing WAY more than I planned but I LOVE how it all turned out. The Krylon Caramel really shines through and gives this mirror a rich antiqued finish.
This is one of those finishes that will turn out different on every mirror and every time you attempt it — but that’s kind of exciting!
Here’s a closer look at the painted and gilded frame. I’m in loooooove with how it turned out. Doesn’t look plastic anymore!!! I started by painting it with In The Navy and then sprayed with this Krylon Caramel.
All these gorgeous colored highlights were added using gilding wax. Anastasia, Teal and Bronze.
This mirror would be perfect for staging and styling my painted furniture. Anytime I need it, I’m heading on over to Andrea’s and plucking it off her wall. 😉
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS PLASTIC THRIFT STORE MIRROR MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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