Wayfair Mirror Makeover – #DIYChallenge

Recently Wayfair.com and Hometalk partnered up to put together a super-duper-fun challenge: 25 bloggers each got to choose from one of three Wayfair products – a mirror, a lampshade, or a bookcase. Then, we each had to create a plan to make-over our product choice to fit into one of this spring’s hottest trends – Geometric pattern, incorporating rope, or black & white. Ready to see what product I chose to give a little spring DIY makeover? Check it out…

mirror makeover before and after

Wayfair Mirror DIY Makeover Challenge

This is the before and after on my piece – Love it! It’s seriously the absolute perfect piece for that part of the bedroom. If you’ve been following the very sloooooow Master Bedroom remodeling project that we’ve been working on, then you know that choosing the black & white trend was an obvious choice for me. {If you haven’t followed along, you can see our original plan for the re-do here. The only change is that she now has her own playroom, and I have an office, since my brother and the kiddos moved out. But the theme and DIY ideas are still the same – and we’re making BIG progress, finally.} We recently got a whole new set of bedroom furniture, and rearranged everything in the room. {Want to check out our plans?}

Wayfair Mirror DIY Makeover Challenge

The “Before” Piece

I lovely this lovely piece I chose… A white wall mirror with a shelf. I had a little empty space on the wall just begging for something new and fun – so this mirror had a perfect home before I even got started! This super gorgeous white mirror was so pretty on it’s own – so clean, fresh, and new – that it was almost hard to “defile” it with a makeover. But you know I gotta do it. So… Here we go!

Painting a mirror

Step One: Paint the frame

So, step one is pretty easy peasy… I used a black acrylic paint, two coats, and painted the whole frame a slightly glossy finish. Super simple, super cheap – the paint cost me about $2 for the two little bottles. I used a big assortment of brushes, since I’d forgotten to pick up masking tape to cover the mirror, and I’d have to be super careful painting those little inside edges. Tip: Paint comes off of a mirror super easily by scraping with a razor blade.

Vinyl quote on a mirror

Step Two: Stencil a Quote

Ok – this was a disaster of a step. My original idea was to do the quote in frosted glass. We cut a stencil for the quote I wanted from vinyl {Mike runs a business here: Taboo Designs, so he makes all of my project materials.} So we put it on the mirror, took it outside, sprayed it with a couple coats… Then it RAINED. Ugh. Totally messed up the paint. So we had to scrape it all off and start over. Plan B: Have Mike cut my quote out of vinyl. He did, and I’m totally in LOVE with the way it came out.

Mirror DIY Makeover

Step 3: Troubleshooting

Next, I ran into another problem. I realized that even though I had carefully painted the frame right up to the edge of the mirror, it still reflected bits of the white wood underneath {see it in the first photo?}. Eeek. I couldn’t take the mirror out {that’s above my skill level, lol} so I had to figure out a solution quick. So, I pulled out a bundle of black and white ribbons and cords… Found a skinny textured silver cording that worked perfectly – so I just used some simple glue to carefully stick it on all along the inside edge between the wood and mirror. Worked like a charm! And – the ribbon inspired another idea too…

Makeover a mirror with ribbon

Step Four: Ribbon trim

I love this! I used a pretty black and white ribbon to trim all around the outside edge of the mirror. It matches perfectly in the bedroom – the print on my bedding is really similar to this pattern. I wanted something simple and clean for this project – this works perfectly. It’s not too busy, but gives a little pop of surprise when you notice it. Love. Ready for the final reveal? Drum roll please….

Mirror makeover DIY

Ta-Da! Mirror Makeover Challenge is complete!

This mirror has such great lines, and is incredibly well made. The new darker color makes it contrast well in the bedroom, against my grey walls. I LOVE that it gives me a pretty spot to put some of the succulents that I just planted into jars over the weekend – and how fun are those little black & white ribbons on them? Plus, the message on it a super-inspiring thing to wake up to each morning. It only took a few hours of work, and totally makes me smile. Let’s take one more little look…

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Close up view

Here’s a little look close-up – so you can see the pretty trims that we used to jazz this piece up a bit. The ribbon is just perfect, and I love the way that the simple silver cord cleaned up the look on the inside of the frame. The little ribbons add perfectly to the black & white theme too. I couldn’t be happier with the way that this came out – Hope you enjoyed it too!

Want more makeover inspiration? You can see all of the projects that the other super-duper amazingly talented bloggers created by checking out the Wayfair Pinterest Page and   Hometalk #DIY Challenge.

Be-YOU-tiful – Every day!

Follow me on HomeTalk too – I’d love to share my DIY projects with you ladies, and would love even more to be able to follow yours, and get inspired from the genius stuff that you guys create!!

 Linking up here:

Homemakers Challenge: Diy Accomplished

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary mirror from Wafair to help me with this Hometalk DIY Challenge. All photos and opinions are 100% my own.}

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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! Looks amazing

  2. Cute mirror! I have a mirror I’ve been looking to update, and you may have given me a couple of ideas.

  3. LOVE the trim idea! I am going to use that! Very clever…

  4. The makeover looks great. I love that ribbon trim. I just saw a Wayfair commercial. Free shipping on many of the products sounds great!

  5. that is absolutely be-YOU-Tiful! ha! But really it is gorgeous! want to come make one for me? :) I love the vinyl. And I love the coloring of the black and white. Now I want one in my bedroom!

  6. I LOVE that quote! Every girl should have that on her mirror. The mirror looks great by the way and I love the potted plants in the jars. Very ingenious!

  7. It turned out beautifully. Great job! I need to learn to be more crafty.

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