A Dollar Store Mirror Gets a Fab Update!

Originally posted 2013-06-17 08:40:09.

Quick and Cute Mirror Update

Dollar stores are a fantastic source for decorative items and supplies. I purchased several framed mirrors years ago but never hung them. Although the plain black frame is awesome itself, I wanted this mirror to pop and really pack a punch! This quick and cute mirror update was so easy and super inexpensive!

Quick and Cute Mirror Update

I cleaned up the mirror (it was very dusty from just sitting!) and taped off the mirror itself. I like to purchase the blue tape at my local Dollar Tree. The tape is a bit tacky to use on painted items but it is perfect for quick small projects just like this one. I like to keep several rolls on hand and I can’t beat the price!

Quick and Cute Mirror Update tape off glass

Quick and Cute Mirror Update SANY2264

I decided to spray paint the mirror using my Painter’s Pyramids (very handy tools!) and Rust-Oleum’s 2x spray paint in Lemon Grass.

Quick and Cute Mirror Update spray paint

I used two coats of paint on the frame and let it dry overnight.

Quick and Cute Mirror Update two coats of paint

I used my Cameo to cut a phrase out of vinyl. Vinyl phrases or designs from any craft store will work just as well if you have no way to cut your own! Clean the glass using a window cleaner and let dry. Then place the vinyl in the position desired on the mirror.

Quick and Cute Mirror Update vinyl lettering

Do you know how hard it is to photograph a mirror without reflecting all of the junk “behind the scenes”?? Ha ha!! The mirror is currently at home in my daughter’s room which is the perfect place for it! Do you have any additional ideas for a quick and cute mirror update? Leave a comment below!

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