mirror makeover

very very slowly, and not very surely, we are making improvements to our house – from big facelift projects (painting the whole interior, re-tiling the kitchen) to minor nips and tucks – like this mirror.DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

the original chocolate brown wooden frame was pretty horrendous. and after we made the wall surrounding the fireplace a bright blue feature, it had to go. immediately. i took it down and it sat in the corner for oh, six months, before i finally got around to sanding it back.DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

another few months passed before i finally primed and spray-painted the frame a pale silver. i sprayed three coats of white primer in 30 minute intervals, let it dry overnight, then spray painted three coats of metallic silver in 30 minute intervals.plasti-kote primer metallic spray-paintDIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

i finally finished the mirror makeover in december and had it up in time to adorn it with fairy lights for christmas. as i mentioned here, i loved the whimsical look so much that i decided to leave the lights up year-round.DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

i really love the finished look, and it is offset perfectly by our reclaimed industrial lights. now, just to hang it again. i’m thinking in april…

you can keep up with my home decorating inspiration on my pinterest board.

DIY spray-painted mirror, spray paint primer, peanut buttered blog, mirror makeover

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