November 26, 2011

Chalk Board Mirror

Well the Thanksgiving holiday kept us all really busy. I'm sure I am not the only one who feels like they've neglected their blog friends? {Please tell me I'm not the only one}. I hope everyone had a nice holiday with family and friends. I know I did :)

Because I had a couple of extra days off of work, I took the opportunity to really dig into some of my projects I've been putting off. As I sit here typing this I have about 5 of them going! I love it!

My first project was to take this retro mirror and bring it into the 21st century. If you take a close enough look at it you'll understand why....

Not exactly the hippest style. It's old and I'm sure it was the in thing during it's time. But times have changed a bit. It has some nice detail to it so when I nabbed it for FREE I felt like I hit the jackpot :)

This was really a simple project. All I needed to transform this into a chalk board was a paint brush and the chalk paint. I also had a sheet I put underneath. I do most of my projects at my kitchen counter and the sheet really saves my butt when I spill :)

To start, there really is no method. Just clean it up with a damp rag and then once it dries....paint :)

Two coats was all that it needed.

I love the thickness of this paint. It really has great coverage. No sanding or priming....just paint away! It also dries really fast.

The results were great. So simple and yet it makes such a bold statement when you walk into my living room.

The total cost of this project was around $3.00 {portion of paint and paint brush used}. Not bad.

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  1. Looking good and sooooo very THRIFTY!!!


  2. Thank you! It really was a cheap updo!

  3. That really turned out great! Thanks for sharing!


  4. I love painting with chalkboard paint. I love mirrors, too, but haven't painted one yet with the chalkboard paint. Good idea! Love the title of your blog. You've got a new follower - me! Have a wonderful day.

  5. love it! Community center??? So so jealous!

  6. Looks gorgeous! I love the shape of it!! I have only made my own chalkboard paint... it would be interesting to try out whether the store bought paint is far superior (likely is:). Thanks!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    1. I've both made my own chalk paint also and to be honest, I don't really see a huge difference! For the price, making your own is probably a better bet!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. Wow, I never would have thought to paint right on a mirror! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura

    1. I know...I just went with it! haha.

  8. Wow how cool. I've been wanting to do something similar, but I wasn't sure how well chalkboard paint would attach to the mirror. I love how this turned out, and I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday!

    1. Rachel, the paint adheres perfectly! I have had no problems with it and we write on it all the time with chalk!


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