Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Do It Yourself Mirror Revamp

Here is the story of my first mirror revamp.
First of all.... I forgot to take a BEFORE picture (once again!). Geez Wa-Leez what's the matter with me, I always do that. So I will try to paint you a verbal picture:  It was a dark mahogany wood with brassy circular medallions on each corner of the wood.

I ruffed up the frame with a medium grit sandpaper and then gave it two coats of my favorite creamy white paint by Valspar.

Once the paint set overnight I got to distressing to make it look antique.I finished it up with some satin wipe-on poly by Minwax.

There were no hooks on the back to hang it on a wall with, so I bought hooks from Lowes and installed them into the back of the wood frame. 


Ta- Da... Brand new "old" mirror.


  1. Lovely! It turned out beautiful! Do you always use Valspar?

  2. Looks great! What exactly is the poly coat for? Does it make a big difference in the final look?

  3. You always inspire me to get off my bum and get to work on all my projects! Thank you! The mirror is awesome.

  4. Looks great, I like it!

    Yes, tell me about the poly over the paint. Do you use sealant sometime and poly others? Does it matter what kind of paint you use?

    Thanks for the tips.

  5. So pretty! Thanks for entering my giveaway, its an honor to have you stop by my blog! Your furniture redos are so inspiring. Thanks for giving me a new blog to stalk:)

  6. me again! I featured you (again) on my blog today! Thanks so much, you rock!

  7. Hi there, found you blog tonite, love your projects.



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