I found this fantastic mirror at the thrift store for $6.99, but It was purple tag day, so it was marked 30% off! I just couldn’t pass it up! I had been wanting one for a long time to finish off a wall in my modern glam living room…and even Mr. Wallet couldn’t say no to $4.90.
The mirror and frame were extremely dusty, so my first step was to clean the whole thing. First, I removed the mirror, then I sprayed a light solution of TSP (yes I know it’s bad stuff) over the frame and scrubbed all the crevices with a nylon brush. After thoroughly rinsing it, I set it in the sun to dry.
The next step in the project was priming. I used short bursts with the spray. I wanted to be very careful not to apply too much, as the primer and paint can pool up in the crevices.
I let the primer dry for 24 hours because We had a bit of a late afternoon thundershower which caused the humidity in the garage to rise.
It is already starting to look fabulous! Next up: High Gloss Black Spray Paint.
Two coats of this stuff, and it looks like the real deal!
Perfect fit for my modern glam wall.
I’d say it’s a pretty close match to my Inspiration Design Board.
Just in case you forgot how ugly the mirror was here’s a lovely before and after photo.