I bought 3 mirrors at the thrift store for $2 each. Not a steal but an okay deal. White Spray paint improved the look of the mirrors but what I did next was genius.
How To Upcycle Thrift Store Mirrors
Today is Thrift Store Decor Tour Day and my thrifty friends have some over the top thrifty makeovers today. You can find the links to those at the bottom of this post. Let me tell you about the mirrors first and how I came up with the wood frame idea.
The Mirrors For Project
The funky round frames on the mirrors are all the same size but the mirrors aren’t. One of the mirrors is larger than the other two. I didn't notice that when I bought them but in this instance the difference in sizes worked out perfectly.
I wasn’t really sure where I was going with the makeover but I did know I wanted the mirror frames to be white. I removed the frame backs and the mirrors to make spray painting the frames easier. No taping over mirrors or anything else.
Spray Paint The Mirrors
I used my favorite Rustoleum Heirloom Satin spray paint. Spray paint projects are fast and easy. The Thrift Store Decor Team has a lot of fantastic projects using spray paint but I think my favorite is the horse trophies Debbie spray painted turquoise.
Once the spray paint was good and dry I reattached the mirrors and backs to the frames. I brought the mirrors in the house and laid them on the dresser in the back bedroom and that's where they set for a month.
I couldn’t decide where to hang the mirrors or how to hang them. My first thought was to attach ribbon to the backs of the mirrors and use the ribbon as a hanger. Sort of like the framed postcard in the photo above.
You can use ribbon, sisal rope, or something similar if your framed piece isn’t large enough for the space and you need to add height. Ribbon also gives a mirror, framed photo, or wall art a different feel.
I kept looking at the mirrors and thinking about ways to use ribbon or sisal rope to hang them. Didn’t feel right. I woke up one morning thinking about the long wood frame in the photo above.
When we painted and redecorated the orange and turquoise bedroom I hung the wood frame and centered a cowboy hat in the middle of the frame. Now I had a new plan for the frame and the perfect plan for the three mirrors.
Attach Mirrors To Wood Frame
The cowboy hat was attached with sticky back Velcro so removing it was easy. I measured the frame, centered the middle mirror and attached it using my nail gun.
I eyeballed the placement of the two side mirrors and nailed them on too. The frame already had wall protectors from it’s first life as an above-the-headboard wall décor/hat holder.
Hang The New Mirror Decor
The new look is very upscale or chic. I love it. Multiples of things are more eye-catching don't you think?
The hat was cute but the three mirrors have more impact. I can see this piece hanging over a sofa, over a desk, in a foyer, etc.
This bedroom is my fav because of the bold colors. Orange and turquoise work perfectly together and you never can have too many pillows.
What do you guys think about how I repurposed the mirrors? Leave a note then check out what my thrifty friends have for us this month. Just click the links below the collage of "before makeover" photos......
Thrift Store Decor Projects....
Bubblegum Machine Makeover from House Of Hawthornes
Upcycled Thrift Store Mirrors from Petticoat Junktion
Navy Coral Painted Tray from Domestically Speaking
Boho Basket Wall Decor from Sadie Seasongoods
Farmhouse Calendar Makeover from My Repurposed Life
Picture Frame Makeover from Refresh Restyle
As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy