Thrift Store Mirror Makeover with Quote

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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!

THRIFT STORE MIRROR MAKEOVER WITH QUOTE

thrift store mirror makeover with quote "make today amazing"

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 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:

  1. Hobby Lobby ~ Square Wood Photo Frame
  2. Hobby Lobby ~ Wood Photo Frame
  3. Michaels ~ Wood Heart Frame
  4. Michaels ~ Ready-to-finish Wood Frame
the before view of the thrift store mirror makeover with quote "viva the diva"

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
the quote traced onto the thrift store mirror makeover border

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?

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thrift store mirror makeover with "make today amazing" painted quote

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Allyson

Allyson is the founder and content creator of Southern Sunflowers, which shares tutorials for DIY crafts and decor on a budget.

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16 thoughts on “Thrift Store Mirror Makeover with Quote”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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