Reviving a Vintage Mirror the Easy Way + GIVEAWAY! [DIY]

As most of you already know, I’m a big fan of neutral colors…as much as I LOVE TO PAINT, I usually gravitate toward whites and grays on all my pieces.  It’s tough breaking my habit on large pieces, so whenever I have a small piece of furniture or decor (like mirrors) I tend to be much more daring with colors.  Plus, small pieces and mirrors are perfect for adding that perfect pop of color in what would otherwise be a bland space.

We’re always getting really funky old pieces in at the shop, so when this vintage hand carved vintage wood mirror came in, I knew it was prime for a color makeover!

Sadly, I forgot to snap a “before” shot of the mirror (I guess I was really anxious to start painting!), but I found this image that closely resembles the way this mirror looked before its revival…

vintage gold mirror

 

To revive this mirror, I chose Americana’s Sky Blue in their new multi-surface satin paint.  I absolutely love the silky shine this paint gives off!

americana sky blue satin paint

Before painting, I gave the mirror a light sanding using a medium grit sand paper, just to be sure the paint would have enough surface to adhere to.  Then I gave the mirror two solid coats of the satin paint.  This paint has such a perfect shine, it didn’t even require a finish coat!

Now, for the reveal…

vintage blue painted mirror 1 vintage blue painted mirror blue painted vintage mirror

Once this baby made it’s way into the shop, it sold within a week!  Here it is lookin’ pretty in it’s new home =)

vintage mirror

Our friends at Americana would love to see what you could revive/create with the new satin paint, so they’re offering Picklee reader’s a chance to win there own assortment of these fabulous paints!

Enter to win by logging into the Rafflecoper below and leaving a comment on this post telling us what you’d love to paint, and be sure to “like” us on Facebook!  Tomorrow we’ll select and announce (on Facebook, so stay tuned!) one random winner!

***UPDATE! A Winner has been selected! Congrats to Marla Caskey, your paint collection will be on it’s way!***

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12 responses to “Reviving a Vintage Mirror the Easy Way + GIVEAWAY! [DIY]

  1. Thanks for this tutorial! I have an antique vanity with a mirror that I have been wanting to spice up with color. Do you have ideas on cleaning antique mirrors?

  2. I love it! I would totally re-do a set of folding shelves that I have. I would use the Lipstick and Black Tie colors the room it is in is done with accents of red and black.

  3. I have a side table that could ure use some love. Would really like to give it some color. The mirror is really pretty and has found the perfect home!

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