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.
- Drop cloth
- Spray Primer
Here is a photo of the mirror before. I love the blue, but like a said, it didn’t match anything I had.
First, I disassembled the mirror using a screw driver from my crafty toolbox.
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.
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.
After it dried completely I assembled it and hung it next to my family photo collage. I loved how it turned out!