Welcome to our FIRST thrift store makeover of the year! I’ve missed them and from the feedback I received from my Reader’s Survey, I can tell that y’all did too! Today’s super simple project is a vintage vanity mirror tray makeover.
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Supplies Needed for Vintage Vanity Mirror Tray Makeover
- vintage mirror tray from thrift store – The more detailed filigree the better! (You can also find these on Etsy and Ebay.)
- chalk type white paint – I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting.
- paint brush – These are my favorite paint brushes.
- rag or old wash cloth
See, only four things. Told you it was going to be super simple!
Here’s what my tray looked like when I found it at the thrift store. This one is the smallest tray I’ve ever found. Usually they’re about 15″-20″ but this one is closer to 10″. I think I only paid $1.00 for it.
To paint a vintage mirror tray, start by cleaning it well. A lot of dust can get trapped in all that filigree!
Then remove the mirror. There are usually 4 clips on the back that can just be bent open to remove the mirror and the cardboard and felt backing.
Paint on one layer of chalky finish paint, let dry completely, then come back with a damp rag and remove a little of the paint on the highlighted areas. Remove as much or as little as you want. If you take off too much you can always go back and add more paint.
These trays are perfect for rounding up little items on your dresser or bathroom counter. Here I added a cupcake stand from our trip to Magnolia Market, a vintage frog, a hand lettered card, a tiny photo of my oldest daughter, and my coffee necklace.
I love the touch of gold peeking out! Scroll down to find links to the jewelry cabinet makeovers that you see in the background.
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like these:
- Turquoise and White Jewelry Cabinet Makeover (one seen in background)
- Turquoise & White Jewelry Cabinet with Rounded Sides (second one seen in background)
- Similar Makeover but with Hot Pink Paint and Lace
- Mirror Vanity Tray Made with Frame
- How to Turn a Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity
Thanks for reading about my thrift store vanity mirror tray makeover! Hope you can find one at your local thrift store to paint. Leave a comment and let me know if you do. Thanks!
‘Til the next project,