So this post is one for the record book! I am actually going to show you something that I bought at a yard sale on Saturday and it is already DONE and in place in my house. I haven’t even had a chance to show it you on my Friday Frugal Finds post – see, I told you one for the record book! My garage and craft room (where yard sale and thrift store finds and unfinished projects go to die) are rather full and cluttered so I am determined to start getting to work on some of these projects.
I picked up this mirror for $2.00 on Saturday at my parking lot yard sale. I couldn’t believe they only wanted $2 for it, so I snatched it up quick! It has one of those plastic frames, but looks like it is an expensive plaster mirror.
Even the back is just a plain board with some hooks for hanging. And it only weighs about 3 pounds – easy to hang!
Obviously I was less than thrilled with the color. But that is always an easy fix. If you can’t take the picture, glass, or mirror out of the frame, you will need to cover it and tape it off. Usually I am able to shove the newspaper under the frame around most of the mirror or frame and only have to tape a little bit.
I grabbed a can of Krylon gloss black spray paint from the garage and got to work.
I did one light coat and it covered very well. Since the frame was plastic and wouldn’t be handled much, I didn’t bother priming it first.
Let it dry, then did another second light coat.
If some spray paint ends up getting under the paper, don’t worry. Some Windex and a paper towel takes it right off.
Here’s my new mirror! I hung it in my half bath downstairs that is almost completely re-done. Just a few finishing touches and I will reveal the whole thing and the many projects I have done in there.
Love the detail in the frame! And painting it all out in one color instead of that half black and gold theme it had going on.
Not bad for a $2.00 mirror!
Gotta love a cheap yard sale find and a can of spray paint!
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