What a thrill it was to discover this unique mirror at a Goodwill store for only $5.00! It was totally screaming for a thrift store mirror makeover, and luckily there was enough room for me to add a positive quote to complete my thrifty redo .
I included my thrift find makeover in a themed gift I was putting together for a friend. “Positive Vibes” was my theme and all the related gifts were imprinted with positive quotes. My friend loves artsy and whimsical decor, so I thought this “new” mirror would fit right in with her style. I’ll be sharing that gift idea in a post soon!
Once again, it’s time for the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! I’ve join together with a few of my fellow bloggers where we are challenged to create a pin from our Pinterest boards. The theme this month is “thrift store makeover,” so I used Hello Gorgeous mirror makeover as my inspiration. See what my friends have created at the end of my post. Don’t miss out!
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THRIFT STORE MIRROR MAKEOVER WITH QUOTE
- thrift store mirror
- craft paint
- white printer paper
- computer and printer
- pencil / pen
- foam sponge brush
- artist brush – small brush head
- artist brush – skinny brush head
ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS TO USE INSTEAD OF A THRIFTED MIRROR:
The following wood frames have room to add quotes:
- Hobby Lobby ~ Square Wood Photo Frame
- Hobby Lobby ~ Wood Photo Frame
- Michaels ~ Wood Heart Frame
- Michaels ~ Ready-to-finish Wood Frame
HOW TO MAKEOVER A THRIFT STORE MIRROR
STEP 1: PAINT THE FRAME
- use craft paint and a foam paint brush to paint the frame border
- the artist brush can be used to touch up areas the foam brush can’t reach
STEP 2: MAKE A QUOTE ON COMPUTER
- use WordPerfect to find a font you like for your quote
- print out the quote
- you probably will have to play around a couple of times to get the right size font to fit your project space
STEP 3: TRANSFER QUOTE TO THE PROJECT
If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can use the old school method, like I did, to place and mark your words onto your project.
OLD SCHOOL METHOD INSTRUCTIONS:
- print and cut your words out
- use a pencil to rub graphite and cover the back of each word
- place the word on the sign, pencil side down
- tape the word down
- use a pencil or ink pen to trace the outline of each letter
- your words are now transferred to your sign
STEP 4: PAINT THE QUOTE
- use the artist paint brush with the skinny brush head to outline your letters
- go back and fill in the letters
- paint 2 to 3 coats
Whether you find a thrift store mirror to makeover or just use a wood frame alternative, I hope I’ve given you the inspiration for how you can incorporate a positive quote into your project. What’s your favorite saying you’d like to use?
YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN MY MEMO BOARD THRIFT STORE UPCYLE:
NOW, SEE MORE THRIFT MAKEOVERS FROM MY BLOGGING FRIENDS!
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Wow, I would have never guessed you painted the quote by hand, great job!!
Thanks, Jenna! So, I’m just as good as a Cricut machine LOL.
What a sweet makeover. My craft space is a cutting machine free zone too and love the fact you can still create this kind of thing the “old school” way!
Cricut free ~ we can make fancy things, too, right?! Lol. 🙂
I like how your mirror turned out.
Thank you, Julie!
Sew Crafty Crochet says
Cute mirror! Make Today Amazing is a great quote to start the day with!
I’m happy you like my mirror makeover! I thought the quote was fitting to see each day, also.
Cute idea, Allyson. Very clever!
Thanks for the compliments, Ann!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
I like the message you put on your version of this mirror so much more than the original. That same transfer method has been a go to of mine for a long time as well and always works. I hope your friend loves and enjoys your special gift to her.
Yes, that original sticker quote had to go! I was happy with the “new” look and my friend loved it.
This upcycle is perfect! I like your version so much better than what it was in it’s previous form.
I’m glad you like how my mirror makeover turned out, Alexandra! 🙂
Patti @ Pandora's Box says
This was a cute makeover – its always fun to update an item and you met the challenge!!
Thanks, Patti! I enjoyed making the mirror look new again.