Cheap Mirror Make-over for the the Rock Star Glam Bedroom
A simple little project for the bedroom. We had this old plastic and glass mirror in the dining room. (It was here when I moved in, I have no idea where it came from) Frankly, it always bothered me. (I’m not a fan of plastic)
Then it finally hit me, why not paint it? I like the shape, and we needed something for over the bed for the Rock Star Bedroom redo. You know I love a good free make-over, so I grabbed the teal paint I had leftover from painting the nightstand I made (you can see that here: Modern Nightstand (Bed Side Table) DIY Made With Old Art Magazines) and went at it.
The mirror has a cut-out design which made the painting a challenge. I slid scraps of paper under the cut-out bits before painting, (taping it off was not an option because of the intricate design) which may or may not have been a good idea (more on that in a minute) The texture of the mirror was already kind of toothy, so I didn’t sand it, just cleaned it up before painting.
One coat of paint done, after it dried I added two more coats.
Here’s where the problem with the paper occurred. The paint really stuck to it. The only way to remove it was to cut it out with an exacto knife, which worked, but I can’t help but think there could have been an easier way…
The final result is great! It doesn’t look “plastic”, and goes well in the room. Best of all, it cost zero, nada, nothing. Gotta love that.
Other Rock Star Glam Bedroom projects:
There are still two projects to go in this room, a dresser make-over and a DIY rug. Coming soon!