Mirror Makeover

 

mirror-makeover

 Today’s post is a quick one.  Another addition to the nursery that is finally finished!  This great mirror that I found at a thrift store.  It was gold when I originally bought it.  Of course, I was so excited about it, I forgot to take pictures of the original and just started working on it immediately.  I thought about keeping it gold since that is also one of my nursery colors, but it was a worn, ugly kind of gold that still would have needed some work.  So I decided if I was going to do the work, I might as well make it the color I really wanted… white.

I started by covering the actual mirror.  I used a combination of thick paper and painter’s tape to get in all the edges and make sure there would be no leakage.  Then I dusted and cleaned all the crevices on the frame.  There were A LOT.  This was important so the paint wouldn’t flake or show any dust bubbles.

Once the frame was clean and the mirror covered, I used a spray primer to do one layer.

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 Once the primer was dry, I applied 2 layers of white spray paint.  Though I tried to spray as lightly as possible, the frame itself had a lot of little cracks that needed to be filled.  So each layer ended up being fairly thick.  I sprayed from a distance and changed up the angles as much as possible to avoid drips.

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 Once I had my desired look, I let everything dry.  I gave it at least 24 hours before I removed the paper and painter’s tape.

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 I’m not going to lie… it sat finished in my garage for a few good months before I finally hung it in the nursery.  I had most of my decor done long before I had anywhere to put it.  The furniture took so long.  The longer I put it off, the more pregnant and lazy I got.  But I am happy to report that the room is finished.  I provided a few pictures of the final product below.  Several of the items will end up being future blog posts, but I wanted to share them anyway.  Now that the little one will be along any day now (fingers crossed), I can finally relax… about the nursery at least.

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The mirror above my changing table

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The crib with my DIY crown canopy and DIY crib skirt

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Glider Chair with hangers for all her bows and headbands on the wall

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The nursery closet with valance and curtains

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Bookshelf with chevron wall decor and mini globe

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