Paint Dat Mirror

I hate when I forget to take “before” pictures.

Here’s the best I’ve got:

I found this mirror at a yard sale, and it was destined for something great.

But a spiraly gold frame ain’t my style, so I decided to paint it.

And I alllllmost painted it my favorite tealy color of blue.

But I feel like I’m overdoing that color a little. So I went with purple.

I taped off the mirror, and made the edges crisp, with an X-ACTO knife.

Then I jumped right in, cause seriously this mirror ain’t exactly high quality, and I didn’t care about a bunch of prep work.

I sponged most of the paint on, cause it did a better coverage of the gold.

After I got the first layer done, I let it dry.

And I came back the next day (cause life happens) and painted another layer of paint on.

Then I ripped off the painter’s tape…

And there were little seeps of paint in the corners.


So I got my handy dandy X-ACTO knife back out and scraped the paint off the mirror.

And I put that baby back on the wall!


I’m too short to get a picture where the popcorn ceiling isn’t showing. 😩

Here’s a before and after:

So, there’s my latest simple project, complete!

I honestly don’t love it as much as I thought I would, but hey. That’s what I get for not using my classic light teal.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. caitpb says:

    Love a good mirror diy 🙂

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