Hi, creative #SIfamily! Today I’m sharing 12 DIY repurposed glass and mirror makeovers. If you shop at thrift stores and garage sales, you can buy and upcycle vases, mirrors, and glass items for a few dollars. As you’ll see below, it’s easy to turn them into high-end look-a-likes from Anthropology, Pottery Barn, CrateAndBarrel, etc. for a fraction of the cost… and have a TON of fun doing it!
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Painted Glass & Mirrors |12 GORGEOUS DIY Makeovers
Here’s how I turned two cheap thrift store vases into Pottery Barn Inspired decor using what I already had in my kitchen – CINNAMON! They not only look great, but they also smell amazing too!
Here’s how to create a gorgeous DIY antiqued mirror using what you already have in your own home – water, vinegar, and/or bleach!
This isn’t the first time I’ve spray-painted glass and ceramics. You’ve likely seen a few of my other sprayed knick-knacks on my staged furniture makeovers. Just a few examples are the Owl on the Annie Sloan White Desk, the Cranes in my Salvaged Bathroom, and the Scottish Terrier on my 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding Desk.
I like finding interesting items at garage sales or thrift stores and transforming them. Shopping my own home and breathing life into items that are otherwise collecting dust is even better! It’s a quick and easy makeover. And the results are impressive – all for a fraction of the cost for similar knick-knacks at Pier 1 or HomeSense.
To create a new frame for this mirror, I used salvaged stair spindles and some Woodubend! I modified the spindles by using one of my favorite tools – this super light and compact Bosch Router. It turned into a gold beauty perfect for staging and styling my painted furniture!
Have you ever seen a painting technique that looks amazing but scares the bejeebers out of you? Dirty Pour Painting is one of those for me. Love the look. But I’m a little nervous attempting it on a piece of furniture. So here I shared my ‘build your confidence’ project creating these Dirty Pour Painting DIY Ornaments — which is a beautiful last-minute gift btw! It gave me a ‘feel’ of how pouring paint works while creating these adorable holiday ornaments! Depending on the colors you use, they could be for Christmas, Easter, or Valentine’s!
I have an easy way to update your cheap glass vases into gorgeous faux clay vessels that are selling for hundreds of dollars! I love the look of these RestorationHardware or PotteryBarn aged vases but you all know I’m thrifty — so I don’t like the prices. So, today I’m sharing how to add Aged Clay Texture to any borning glass vase. These turned out even better than I imagined so they’re taking center stage on my coffee table right now. I can’t wait to share and hear what you think!
Whenever I work on vintage furniture, whether I include the mirror in the restyle or not, I always keep them. There are so many ways to repurpose them and applying transfers right onto the glass is a creative (and EASY) way to make a french inspired antiqued mirror – DIY style!
Over the years, I’ve painted countless framed mirrors. Vanity mirrors, mantel mirrors, dresser mirrors, and stand-up mirrors… and they all have one thing in common. The MIRROR makes them a challenge to paint! In this post I shared 5 tips that make painting your framed mirrors nice and easy… and you’ll get professional results every time!
Yup. This vase really had its day and was looking pretty rough. Here I’m transforming this floor vase into an artistic bronze patina show stopper! I still have it in my bedroom displaying dried flowers.
In this post, I shared how to turn ANY mirror into a beautiful DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Antiqued Gold Mirror using wood appliques, paint, and gilding wax. If you have an hour to spare, this could be the project for you!
Here’s how I transformed this cheap thrift store mirror into a Rope Mirror Look-A-Like $529 inspiration mirror for under $20! I included the link to the inspiration mirror in the original post so if you click through I’d LOVE to hear what you think!
And let’s not forget my latest mirror makeover. Here’s another amazing way to update an old mirror. I transformed this ugly metal mirror into a faux wood beauty using Woodubend and paint. This faux wood technique is really easy to do and will work on ANY project!
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope these makeovers have inspired some ideas for your glass and mirror projects!
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Happy furniture painting friends!
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