16th Jul2013


Two Toned Metallic Mirror Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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I recently posted that I found some amazing deals on two large mirrors I bought and I FINALLY got around to refurbishing one of them to do a mirror makeover!  As a reminder, this is the one that was originally $120.00 and I got for $8.00!!!

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Here is what was wrong with it and why I got such a good deal.  It was really scratched.

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It also isn’t real wood and the top layers of some parts were peeling off.  All I did to fix this, was glued the small pieces back together.

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Next, to protect the mirror from paint, I covered it with newspaper.

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I took it outside and sprayed a coat of primer on it. Primer works well in this case because 1) it helps hide Knicks and scratches, and 2) I was painting it a lighter color.

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Next, I spray painted the edges a metallic silver. I used the same silver as I did on this mirror makeover.

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Next, I hand painted the top of the mirror gray.  The same gray I used for my garage sale night stand makeover.

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OK, this photo is a little tough to see, but you can see the two-tone if you look REALLY hard! I couldn’t get a good picture!

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Now, I should have thought this out better in taking AFTER photos but I just couldn’t get a good shot.  So here is my lousy attempt at some AFTER photos.  It was too heavy to move again after I hung it.  It doesn’t help that it’s hung in an awkward place with bad lighting for photos! Oh well! I swear it looks better in person!

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Not bad for an $8.00 find!

 

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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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