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.
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.
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.
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.
The mirror above my changing table
Glider Chair with hangers for all her bows and headbands on the wall
The nursery closet with valance and curtains