Mirror Makeover Using Chalky Paint

It’s thrift store decor day and I’m sharing how to transform a large gold mirror into something a little more updated using Chalky Paint. This mirror belongs to one of my best friends who is the middle of updating their home.  She purchased this at a second-hand store a few years back and was ready to give it new life.



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2 Inch angle brush
Craft Brush
Clean Rags
DecoArt Ameri Americana Decor Chalky Finish 8oz Artifact  (BLACK)
Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint 8oz, Carbon  (GRAY)
Sanding Sponge
Americana Décor Acrylic Chalky Finish Paint: Everlasting White, 8 oz
Sanding Sponge
Minwax Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane  (Home Depot sells it by the quart)

I left a lot of process pictures out, I didn’t realize painting a mirror under a red umbrella outside would make for some horrible pictures. lol
 Give your piece a good cleaning with a TSP Solution or a soapy rag and allow your piece to dry well.

Mix equal parts of the Black and Gray Chalky Paint

Paint your piece with 2 coats of the mixed paint using an angle brush, allowing it to dry in between coats.  For the detail parts of the mirror, I used a small craft brush to really get in-between all of the grooves.
Go over the whole piece with a sanding sponge or fine-grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. 
I highlighted the detailed parts of the mirror by using a dry craft brush with the smallest amount of white chalky paint.

Seal using a good polyurethane or wax.

A pretty simple makeover that gave this mirror a much-needed update!

It is so hard to take a picture of a mirror without being in the picture, if you look close you will see Abby under the table, she refused to move.

Time to see what everyone else made over for this month’s thrift store challenge!

Burlap Gift Bags
T.V. Tray Table Makeover
Badminton Racket Repurpose
Upcycling a Clam Hod as a Pumpkin Basket
Carved Tray Makeover
Mirror Makeover Using Chalky Paint
Octopus Shell Art

For more Thrift Store Ideas you can see all of my projects below. Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful week!

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  1. Kristin,

    The mirror looks fabulous. I love that little hint of white paint. It really makes the overall look of the “new” mirror!



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