Monday, October 26, 2009

Before & After: Sunburst Mirror



Thank you for the emails and comments about my faux bamboo dresser!  So many people emailed me and asked about the mirror, I thought I should post about it.  And let me tell ya, it was a cheap DIY.

I wanted a mirror that looked like this beauty from Mecox Gardens.




But, buying a $500 mirror was not on the priority list.  So, I bought this mirror at Pier 1 Imports for fifty dollars.   Here is what it looked like when I brought it home...






With a coat of metallic champagne paint, it looked almost as good as the Mecox Gardens mirror...




I did this project back in April, and now I cannot find the tube of paint that I used.  If you want to recreate this project, use a basic acrylic (metallic) craft paint.  I purchased mine at Michaels.
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12 comments:

Trina said...

Wow, they're both gorgeous transformations. And I love the hardware. Beautiful! ; ) Trina

Anonymous said...

Love what you did to the dresser and mirror! Love the hardware and the bedspread looks beautiful! Great job! Fran

Full House said...

It looks beautiful. So when you say you used a metallic champagne paint..did you use spray paint?

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Thanks! I used a basic acrylic craft paint... and I'm sorry, but I cannot remember which brand! It's a basic metallic paint that you can get at your local craft store, and I painted it on with a small brush. Super easy. :)

Julie said...

AMAZING! I love how you took a cheaper item and slightly tweaked it, DIY-style. Love, love your blog! Thanks a million, I am running out to Pier One and copying!

becky said...

Did you just paint one layer over the entire surface? or, did you selectively paint? Wonderful job!

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Just a layer of paint over the entire surface (enough to cover the "yellow-rust-sponge-paint" finish that it came with. Super simple!

xx
Kelly

Jennifer said...

you really got the look of that Mecox mirror!

Shelly @littlemrsdoitall said...

That mirror looks wonderful! I remember seeing at Pier One and thinking the finish wasn't right. I don't know why I didn't just think to paint it.

megan said...

I saw your mirror fix, ran directly to Pier 1 and will make it the very first project when we move into our new place next month. Hurrah!!! Thank you so much!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

I'm just amazed. It looks AMAZING!! (sorry about the rambling comments all over the place, just founf your blog, and I love it ;))

Megan said...

I too am going to copy that mirror and find a place for it no matter what! I also have a mirror I want to refinish in my powder room. I need it to be silver, not too shiny, but not dull. Do you have any experience with the metallic silver paint from Michaels? Any advice would be awesome. Thanks!

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