DIY Mirror Makeover

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Hello friends!

As Summer is wrapping up, I'm finding myself making small updates around the home. My newest obsessions is lightening up all the brown we have going on. I showed you how I painted our brown side tables a light gray in my Living Room Updates post, and that kind of got the ball rolling in the right (and fun) direction!

I have many brown things to paint on my to do list but this MIRROR MAKEOVER had to happen fast! I couldn't stand looking at the sad thing in my entryway much longer.

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Gorgeous, right? But in its before state...not so much:

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Three words to describe the before: plain, lifeless, brown. 

The good thing is that I have so much fun adding personality and color to a piece like this! Oh, and all the supplies would of cost only around $15.....but because I had a gift card to Hobby Lobby and one of the supplies already on hand, it was FREE!

Maybe I should name this post my FREE AND FABULOUS MIRROR MAKEOVER?

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I LOVE mirrors (have you checked out my DIY Rope Mirror?)! And no, not just to look at myself in. I find myself doing less of that now that I have a kid. And when I do happen to catch a glimpse of my reflection, it's quite startling, let me tell ya. All I have to say is THANK. THE. LORD. FOR. MAKEUP.

I just love the way they help bounce some natural light in a room, can be used as faux windows and can even make a small room feel bigger!

Materials Used for this Mirror

  • Spray paint primer
  • Navy blue spray paint
  • Greek Key Ribbon (the same one I used for my curtains)
  • White rope decorative trim (same one I used for my DIY Nautical Art)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Mod Podge

How to Makeover Mirror at Home

1. The first thing I did was cover the mirror with aluminum foil and tape. Aluminum foil is such a quick and easy way to cover up areas that don't need to be spray painted!

2. I then took the painting party outside (and holy moly was it HOT) and spray painted the frame with 2 coats of my favorite primer.

3. After the primer was dry (and it dried so fast since it was 100 + degrees outside), I spray painted on 3 coats of the navy. Gorgeous color by the way!

4.  After letting the mirror dry outside for a couple hours it was brought indoors to add all the fabulous details!

The first thing I did was glue my Greek key ribbon along the edges with my beloved Mod Podge.

5. I let that set for 30 minutes and then sealed it with 2 coats of Mod Podge.

6. The last thing I did was glue my white ribbon decorative trim around the mirror. I added the ribbon to the two sections around the bubble like decorative detail of the mirror.

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note: this ribbon decorative trim unravels when it's cut. I simply tape off the cut ends with satin tape:

You can see the decorative trim in more detail here:

mirror-makeover-after

I'm really impressed with how much I love the way this mirror makeover turned out for only spending a quick afternoon working on it!

I had it hung back up just a few hours later!

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Have you done any quick makeovers lately? I hope it wasn't in the heat like I did- because I seriously almost passed out!

About Selene

Hello everyone, I'm Selene! I'm obsessed with DIY and lover of all things home and beauty. So, take your time and peek at my fabulous guides going on around here!

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