24th Jun2013


Easy Thrift Store Mirror Update

by Dinah Wulf

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I bought this Target mirror at Goodwill for a great price.  I recall seeing it at Target before and I loved it then.  I loved the lines and knew exactly where I would hang it; however the blue would not match my existing décor.  It also had a couple nicks and scratches.  I decided to make it a metallic silver to match a collage of family photos I have hanging in my living room.  Here is how I did this easy thrift store mirror update.

Materials:

Here is a photo of the mirror before.  I love the blue, but like a said, it didn’t match anything I had.

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First, I disassembled the mirror using a screw driver from my crafty toolbox.

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I wanted to prime it for two reasons.  The first reason was because I was painting it a lighter color, and secondly because it had a few imperfections.  Make sure you use a drop cloth and protect all surrounding surfaces.  Spray in a well-ventilated area. I sprayed two coats waiting about one minute in between coats.

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Note: For more tips on how and when to use primer, check out my post on it!

After the primer dried, I spray painted it with a metallic silver color.  I used two coats and spray painted both sides.

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After it dried completely I assembled it and hung it next to my family photo collage.  I loved how it turned out!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.

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