Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Big Fat Mirror Makeover Using Paint!!!



 Good day! July is flying by! I've been busy creating, just not busy blogging here much. I do have a fun project to show off today.
 I found this vintage grass cloth covered mirror at a thrift store. It was even in the 1/2 price section. At one time these mirrors were the height of sophisticated decor. I guess they've fallen out of favor. Well, I knew right away what I wanted to do to this plain castoff! But it was a great size, a good mirror and the grass cloth texture would make it interesting to paint. Time for a do it yourself makeover!
 The first thing I had to do was get out the Elmer's Glue and glue down almost all of the grass cloth that had loosened up. Probably the reason it was at the thrift store, but an easy fix, I just glued down the loose sections. 

This was the easiest redo, I hardly have to tell you what I did.
After the glue dried, I gave it a coat of white latex paint.
Finally, I got out an assortment of acrylic craft paints and just started painting in sections. The grass cloth lines were my guide. 
I finished up with some white painted lines between the sections.
I didn't give it a top coat of polyurethane or anything. That paint isn't going anywhere!


I love it! It's so colorful and reminds me of a painted life saver or a chunky wreath, wrapped in a beach towel, with a mirror in the middle!

The moral of the story, don't pass up an ugly piece with good bones. This had a fine mirror and interesting texture. Just use some imagination and make something fun and useful!

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Go out and have a Giddy Day!
Cindy

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19 comments:

  1. So pretty! Great makeover! I love the bright colors!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  2. oh my gosh, I love this. well, I loved the before, too, but i'm into overall color lately.

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  3. So cute! Looks like a giant multi-colored lifesaver!! Sweet! :)

    -andi

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  4. I have a plain, black round mirror I picked up at a tag sale to do something with down the road. I think I found my something! It won't have your cool texture, unless I have the patience to wrap it with twine, then paint. Not likely. Thanks for the colorful idea!
    Janet

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  5. It does remind me of a lifesaver! Very colorful. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  6. Such pretty colors... Will add a pop of color to the room.

    http://nichuspace.blogspot.in

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  7. Very cute and such fun colors! I'm visiting from the It's Overflowing link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  8. How fun! It's so vibrant and sunny!

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  9. That is so fun and happy! Great job. Thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  10. This is beautiful and the vibrant colours are just perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. Great mirror makeover! I shared it on my G+ page this week - http://goo.gl/k1W7vN Thanks so much for sharing, D@TheShadyPorch

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  12. Wow, what a transformation - such gorgeous colors! Love it! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  13. Very cute makeover! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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  14. Love the colorful makeover! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  15. Love it! So cute! The colors are perfect :)
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week!

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  16. Hello again! I featured you mirror makeover at this week's Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href="http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/08/submarine-sunday-43.html>Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>

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  17. An amazing transformation - you've been featured this week. Stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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