An Ikea Mirror Makeover

So I’ve had this colorful blue and mosaic Ikea mirror sitting in our closest for years.  This piece is from my college days; a piece of décor that was granted to me after my roommate and I graduated and went our separate ways. This mirror has followed me from apartment to apartment and now onto our home, and each time I find a new residence it has found a new closest.  Well, lo and behold this mirror’s future began this weekend when I decided I was going to try to find a way to incorporate it into our guest bedroom {which pretty much has just a bed and dresser in it right now}.  While strolling the aisles of Hobby Lobby I came across a can of metallic spray paint and it was then when it hit me that there is a possible way to refurbish pieces of mosaic glass {or at least I hoped!}


First, I taped off the mirror with some painter’s tape {which by the way, they should totally create curved tape because taping off a round piece on a 95 degree day under the sun is exhausting…..and sweaty!} Then I went to town covering the outer edge of the mirror with the metallic spray paint.






I decided the mirror needed a little bit more pizzazz to it and that pizzazz came in the form of wallflower wall decals I found at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. These puppies were marked half-price, plus I had a 20% off coupon {a purchase that would make even the frugal hubby proud!} I attached a few of the wallflowers to the mirror with some hot glue.

I ‘m really happy with the way the project turned out! I especially love the idea of making over things that you already have in the home. 


The chair and table were both flea market finds a few years ago for under $5. I painted each of them white and reupholstered the ugly fruit cushion on the chair with some blue fabric


Now I’m thinking of adding some mustard yellow into this room to make it pop more! I figured my guest deserve a little more than blue sterile walls.



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http://todayscreativeblog.net/get-your-craft-on-tuesdays-3/
http://www.thegunnysack.com/
http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/
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http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/
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http://thefrugalgirls.com/
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19 comments

Melissa said...

That's beautiful!!! At first I really like the Ikea mirror in it's original state, but you totally transformed it!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

That is gorgeous!! FANTASTIC job! :)

Sarah said...

I love how it turned out! I'm always afraid to paint things because I'm never quite sure how it'll turn out. Or even if the paint will stick! Haha! I'm not very experienced in that department. I love the addition of the flowers! It looks like a brand new piece now! :)

Lindsay said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It looked great before, but the after is a real stand out piece! Fabulous job! Hope you'll share this @ Show & Share. :)

sherri lynn said...

This looks great! I love seeing before and afters :)

Carrie Snow said...

So pretty! Nice work! I haven't played around with Metallic paint yet but really want to. Fun!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

The mirror turned out so cute!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Wow! You can't even tell that it was blue before. Great job. I love how it looks on the wall in that setting. Visiting from Get Your Craft On.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Whoa, the is awesome. I love the flowers you added to it!

CREATIVE MIND said...

loveeeeeeee ittttttt.thanks for sharing with us honey :)

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-a-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

www.StarHughes.com said...

That is an amazingggg transformation!!!! Sooo impressed! Beautiful mirror!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I liked the mirror before you did anything to it, but the after is just as beautiful and such a great edition to your decor. Great job

Meredith Resnick said...

Wow! changes the whole look. Love it.
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking A Mother Seeking... My City Backyard Garden

Kahli said...

This is great! I love it!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

What an improvement!! It went from wild and crazy to ahhhhh!!! I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this makeover tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Beautiful! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Ty and Whitty said...

I am in love. That is absolutely beautiful!!!!! thank you so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! I have this same mirror and was just thinking about doing the exact same thing! My sister bought it for me like 8 years ago because i was a pre-teen with an aquatic themed room. I can definitely make better use of it now if I painted it!

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