Friday, August 19, 2011

Champagne Mirror

I found a lovely mirror quite a while ago and finally decided to update it from 70’s gold to a shabby white.

I forgot to take a before picture but the frame was similar to this color.


I first pulled out trusty heirloom white but then I tried a new paint color as a glaze.


  I’ve been drooling over Rust-oleum Metallic accents paint for a while now but a few weeks ago I took the plunge and bought two sampler colors, I think $5 for 2 ounces! 

I bought two colors, champagne and harbor sky, a blue that really is what caught my eye.  I’m not sure why I’m drawn to this blue, it really doesn’t match anything in my apartment at all but still I almost felt like I was stalking this color.  I’d stop and look longingly at it each time I went to the paint section.

But back to champagne…..


I watered down the paint a bit and applied a coat as a glaze then lightly wiped of some of the champagne, paint.


Outside it looked perfect, it brought a metallic shimmer to the whole piece.

100_7986 As you can see I really didn’t take off too much of the glaze.


With the mirror inside – I’m loving the fresh look of this mirror now. 

No more 70’s vibe.   100_7991

Inside against my off white walls of my bedroom it looks a lot darker than it did outside in natural light.


It has an almost pink hue to it but I still love the look.

100_7992   Inside the champagne glaze really shimmers and accents all the curves and details of the frame.


I don’t know why I didn’t think to put a mirror on my bedroom wall before, I guess I was waiting for just the right mirror.

I think I found it.


Thrifted mirror, $6

spray paint, $3

drool worthy champagne glaze, $5

perfect mirror for my wall – priceless – to me at least ;)



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  1. gorgeous,love how the mirror turned out. the champagne glaze, where did you buy it? thanks

  2. Hi June

    So happy you stopped over. I love your mirror too it came out wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow, I am drooling over your mirror, June! What a deal you got! The paint is perfect, I didn't know Rustoleum made glazes. Sounds like I need to check it out! I just scored two vintage syroco mirrors yesterday at an antique mall. I didn't get the bargain that you did, but I was super excited! I've already sprayed them HW, now just need to distress them! Have a great weekend!

  4. looks so pretty, i have a similar mirror waiting on a re-do!

  5. I love the intricate details on the mirror. Great job!

  6. Nice transformation on this mirror! It looks great.

  7. I love the new look! Very pretty~

  8. Gorgeous! I love how the paint brings out the details on the mirror. I'll have to try that paint sometime!

  9. This is such an awesome mirror!!! Good choice of glazing with the champagne, it looks great

  10. I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I wish my Goodwill had such great finds!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    Your newest follower!

  11. I love these mirrors! I have a couple of them, but I am always on the look out for more! Your's is Adorable!

  12. I love that mirror and for $6 it's an awesome find! Good job on the paint job as well. Unfortunately I can't use any spray paint right now as I'm pregnant, but I seem to be finding plenty of things to paint!

  13. This turned out gorgeous! Love all the scrolls. I have seen a few of the old plastic frames but can never find a large one like this. You got a great deal on it!


  14. This is gorgeous! What a transformation. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and checked out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

  15. Stunning! Absolutely stunning. And you did a super job. susan from

  16. I turned out beautiful! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!


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