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If you’re looking to update a space but don’t want to spend a lot consider doing a makeover with the help of paint! See how I transformed an entry way mirror into a new look with a few layers of chalk paint!
If this concept of an entry way mirror makeover sounds familiar to you, you’d be right! About four years ago I decided the rectangular mirror hung in our front entrance wasn’t right.
In an attempt to update the space on a budget, I first tried to change the orientation of the mirror and go vertical then gave it a makeover with a pop of blue paint to go with my newly painted grey walls. I definitely preferred this mirror orientation but after a while got sick of the blue. In an attempt to make this space a little more neutral, I decided to give it another go with some white chalky finish paint, named Everlasting, from Deco Art.
- Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint
- Deco Art Americana Creme Wax
- Tshirt Rags
I liked the distressed look this paint gave me last time around especially with the Fixer Upper farm look being so popular these days. After taping the mirror’s edge, I gave it two coats of white paint to cover the Treasure blue I previously had there.
Next came the messy (but fun) part of distressing the frame with some sand paper. I mixed between two sandpaper weights for a unique look.
After vacuuming that up and wiping it with a t-shirt rag, I gave it a coat of Creme Wax. To bring out the sheen of this layer I buffed it with another clean t-shirt rag.
To say that I love the finished look is an understatement.
The white frame is the perfect neutral base for this space, especially for the holiday season!
Oh hi there! :) I can’t wait to decorate this new mirror for each of the holidays/seasons!
So which is your favorite? The original entry way mirror, the blue version of this new updated white look?