A Simple Mirror Transformation.

Hello, friends! I hope that your day is going well. As I write this, it is, again, a gloomy day in my small town. I find that in Michigan, the “April showers bring May flowers” quote oftentimes runs about a month behind. That being said, there has been some activity going on in my garden and I am excited to spend the warmer months playin’ in the dirt.

The first batch of sun tea that I have ever made, in the cutest container that I found at Goodwill. I let it brew while I worked in the garden.

And now to the main part of the post – the mirror transformation! A very quick and easy thing to do, but such a great way to add some pizzaz to an item that you already own.

I bought this mirror from Walmart three years ago for my old apartment. I was never in love with the look of it, but I enjoyed that it was a full length mirror that was a bit wider than standard mirrors tend to be. I chose to do gold for this mirror as it matches my room decor much better than the gray.

All I needed for this project was spray paint, a sanding sponge, and a mirror in need of a facelift.

I am not the most knowledgable person when it comes to DIY projects and generally have a difficult time with them, as I am a perfectionist and if I don’t know completely how to do something I don’t want to. So, with this project, as trivial as it may sound, I took the plunge!

I was able to purchase both the spray paint and the sanding sponge from Home Depot. In the sandpaper section, they had a little guide to help you choose the grit of the sandpaper, and I relied heavily on that to choose which one to buy.

The before…

Before I even got close to breaking out the spray paint, I made sure to cover up the glass of the mirror. I did my best to make sure that there were no spots exposed, but I will say that there is STILL some spray paint left on the glass of my mirror. I used newspaper and painter’s tape to block off the mirror. You can rifle through your recycling bin to find something to block your mirror off with – ha!

Once everything was all taped off, I began sanding the frame of the mirror. From what I’ve learned, this helps to create a better base for the spray paint to adhere to.

And then came the fun part… The spray paint! I had never used spray paint before, so my husband taught me that the key to it is to keep the spray paint can moving so that it doesn’t pool on whatever surface that you’re spray painting. I ended up doing a couple of coats and let it dry before bringing it out of the garage.

The only thing that I had left to do was add this cute strand of suns, moons, and stars that I bought from TJ Maxx.

Aaaaand a quick little mirror picture 🙂

And that’s that, my dear friends! I am so excited to start doing more blog posts about homeowning and all the fun projects that come with it. There is no reason that home decor needs to be expensive, and instead of striving for this idea of perfection, we can use it as a chance to stretch our creative muscles and create an environment where we feel comfortable and inspired.

And that is that, my dear, friends! I hope that you enjoyed this blog.

XOXO,

Mattie Mae

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