Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sunburst Mirror makeover...yes, another mirror.

Another thrift store find that was hanging out in my garage was a sunburst mirror that I found for $3. Now it definitely needed some imagination, but I was willing to give it a try. It was just a plastic framed mirror with 80's-ish southweastern coloring. Pretty hideous. But I saw potential.
This is the mirror in its original form. Note the awesome blue/mauve/cream coloring.
Here is a close-up picture of how ugly it really was. I really can't believe I even paid $3 for it.
But I have been keeping my eye out for something similar to the mirror in this picture that I saw in the Decorpad post HERE.
I used the same antique-gold painting technique that I used for the large mirror in my previous post, and it gave it new life!
Here is my mirror after! Of course it is a far cry from the one in the picture, but for $3 and for a similar effect, it was hard to pass up! I would like to have several of these eventually including one in my bedroom, but for now, this one is hanging out in the formal living room.
I love giving sad, outdated things a new life! And fun mirrors can liven up any room in a second!


  1. You'll have to post your technique! I love how it turned out!

  2. Tiff...
    Check out this post about another mirror I refinished in the same way. I explained how I did it there!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Just found your blog today. A girl after my own heart. I find myself bringing home lots of mirrors too! Like what you've done.


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