Mirror makeover -step by step

26 June 2011

I had the perfect spot for this old mirror.... incredibly it was also from the dump.
(like my kitchen stool)
How the glass possibly survived its 'dumping' is nothing but a miracle...
but I was so happy it did.


It was dirty.....but all in once piece.....
So I gave it a thorough clean with some soap and water and a soft banister brush.

Then taped around and covered the glass using masking tape and newspaper.

I then gave it two good coats of Wattyl Magica Marina paint.
Once it was dry I used a pot scourer and distressed it... quite a bit actually.

The next step was to remove the tape.....clean it all up.....and beg Ian to help me hang it.

I'm pretty chuffed with it actually....

and from another view....as we enter the house.
Geee I love a good makeover.


  1. Wow, the mirror is awesome and i love the makeover you did to it!

  2. Wow it's huge, Love how it turned out :>

  3. Anonymous10:10 am

    What a find, it's huge! Love the colour with the dark wood peeking underneath. Just gorgeous Mardi...I have been enjoying your little makeovers. I have piles of "junk" waiting to be transformed, you're motivating me...

  4. WOW it's HUUUUUUUUUUGE! I can't belive it survived the dumping either! What a fantastic find! The new colour is gorgeous. xo

  5. What a lucky mirror to have found such a wonderful home - well done Mardi!

  6. Wow it looks fantastic Mardi!! I'm thoroughly enjoying your makeover posts! I can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve!

    Sheree xx

  7. Allie1:33 pm

    Fantastic job Mardi. You are so inspiring with your home makeover projects. Stuff we could all do without spending a lot of money :-)

  8. Anonymous4:28 pm

    WOW Mardi that looks awesomei love the way it ties in with the little aqua ?? bits on the pics on the brown wall, looks fantastcic :)
    Megan xx

  9. what a find, love what you're done looks like a bought one. I am just not game to try. Good on you.

  10. That looks great! Its huge and in amazing shape for being dumped.

  11. Anonymous1:37 pm

    Well done you :) love the colour yummo.. check out my new piece of furniture on my blog today :) So loving the restoring ATM, hard work but so rewarding, PS toatlly cute skirt you are wearing today ...

  12. Anonymous5:57 pm

    Looks beautiful Mardi! What a find!
    Moi x