Apr 23, 2013

Vanity Mirror Makeover

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? I can no longer ask my mirror that question. Why? Because it is now covered in chalk paint! If you read my Makeup Organization & De-cluttering post, you'll remember that in the process of simplifying my makeup stash, I also ditched my vanity and stored all my makeup under my bathroom sink.

How has that been working out? GREAT! Not only did I turn my vanity into a desk, but also had this amazing 3 piece mirror left to re-purpose.

At first, I was just going to leave it alone and hang it on a wall....but that really wasn't getting me too excited. So I thought and thought (all the while the mirror was collecting dust in the spare room), till I finally decided to turn it into a cool chalkboard for the kitchen!

The process was super easy and free since I already had this Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint on hand:

After cleaning it with vinegar and water I covered the frame of each mirror with tape and attacked it with 3 coats of spray paint.

This was after the first coat..you can see it looks kind of blotchy, that's normal. You want to apply a few light cats, rather than trying to cover it all up on the first coat.

Here's what it looked like after the second coat:

And the third..

Once it dried and I removed all the tape, this is what I beheld! I love the black against the white..so very classic!
You can see where the spray paint bled through the tape in a few spots, but that doesn't bother me since I plan on distressing it in the future.

I decided to place it on top of my cabinets and I just love seeing it every time I'm in the kitchen (which is a lot!)
Here are a couple more after pictures:

 Because I'm so creative and unexpected, I wrote the numbers 1-2-3 (it doesn't get wilder than that, right? I guess I could really let loose and write the letters A-B-C..) These will be so cute serving as menus for a dinner party, too!

So if you have any old mirrors (or any old artwork) laying around that you want to re-purpose try turning them into chalkboards! They're fun and you can always change what you write (or draw) on them!

What is your favorite re-purposing project?

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Aloted Omoba said...

Wow! you are so talented...love this concept

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I never would have thought to use the mirror this way! Great idea! I like the idea of using it for menus too. :)

Rachel O. said...

Oooo, I like it!! And I agree - it would be super, super cute using it to list out a menu.

Ashley said...

I would have never thought to use a mirror either! lol. This is perfect for recipes, etc.

P.S, I found the right settings so you could reply ;)

Jenna LaFevor said...

This is SO cute, Selene! I love that you made it into a chalkboard! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Crystelle Boutique said...

Wow! I would have never thought of putting them on top of your cabinets like that. What a fabulous idea!!! Super cute... Especially with those numbers... :)

hugs xx

Crystelle Boutique

Style Sisters said...

Now this is a fun idea! How creative! Looks really cute on your mantle.Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html

Angela Betlewicz said...

This is a cute idea! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

I would love to have you!

DesignGeek said...

I love that Rustoleum Chalk Board spray paint. It is so easy to use.

Jamie Alanna said...

Thanks for linking this one too, Selene, to Give Me The Goods Monday. I had no idea chalkboard paint came in a spray can!
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

Marie bloominghomestead said...

What a fun idea! I love this and I'll be featuring this on my party highlights post this week.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

What a great idea!!!