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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