I’ve been blogging since 2006 and doing craft and DIY projects my whole life so I have a lot of old projects still hanging around. Here’s a thrift store vintage mirror makeover that I did back in 2014.
I saw this huge vintage mirror even before I pulled into the parking lot of the thrift store. It was a little hard to ignore. As I said, it was huge… and heavy.
Thrift Store Vintage Mirror Makeover
I loved this big mirror but I passed on it the first day I saw it at the thrift store. After all, my space at Room With a Past was only a shelf. I had no wall space to display anything. But when it was there a few days later and the price was 50% off (which made it $7.00!) I decided I should get it and haul it to one of the flea markets I had scheduled.
It sat on our landing for a few weeks before I decided what color it should be… CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White.
First, I just cleaned it off with some Windex and a soft rag. Then I gave it a couple of coats of CeCe’s chalk-type paint. This paint doesn’t need any other prep.
NOTE: Our shop no longer sells CeCe Caldwell Paints but you can check out our Amazon Influencer Shop to see what products we’re using now. ===>
When the paint dried I wet distressed it with a wet rag and finished it with Minwax Polycrylic. (I was too lazy to wax that day.)
Just in case you haven’t used chalk-type paint yet, it MUST be finished with either a wax or varnish. Otherwise, the paint will continue to rub off.
Where We Sold Our Upcycled Mirror
Then we hauled it up to Redding for the Roses and Rust Vintage Market. I’m glad we did ’cause that skinny little booth needed a mirror at the back. (Read about the terrible decision we made our first time at Roses and Rust HERE.)
I wish we’d had something even bigger for the back wall… maybe next time. And I was even more glad when it sold. We didn’t want to haul it back. And the big guy that took it off said, “No, it’s not heavy at all.” OK, so I’m a wimp…
More Vintage Mirror Makeovers
If you liked this vintage mirror project, check out these, too:
- How to Frame a Bathroom Mirror
- Vintage Plastic Mirror Makeover
- The Easiest Way to Decorate a Mirror
- 34 Gorgeous Mirror Makeover Ideas
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published April 17, 2014. We share at these blog parties.