Mirror No More

I started with this mirror.

It was supposed to attach to the back of a dresser, but I felt that they were destined to be separated...
I removed the attachment pieces. And then began to remove the mirror. It was attached with staples, so I "simply" removed them. They were stuck so far down in the wood that it was shredding as I removed the staples. Grrr.
So, I decided to cheat and only remove half the staples. I was able to then slide the mirror out easily.
I painted and distressed the frame and then primed the mirror. I painted it with chalkboard paint and was so pleased with the result!
Then, as I was *sliding* it back into the frame, I scraped the front of it, removing some of the paint! Double grrr.
I was so frustrated that I set it aside and ignored it for a week. Yes, I admit it. I fight with my pieces sometimes.
We are finally back on speaking terms today, so I removed the entire back, painted it again and then reassembled it.

Here is the result...

(the writing is photobucket-ed on there, since the paint needs a few days to set)

Yes, it took me a week to complete. Oh well. I am so pleased with it now!
All the details are here.



  1. I love it! I have an identical project in mind for Breckyn's room...with a more victorian style mirror. Yours looks great!!

  2. That is SO cute!!!

  3. I have been SO aggravated with myself. I have an awesome huge pine frame that had a mirror in it. I was going to do something else with the frame, so I left the mirror in California when we moved. I realized a few months ago that I should have KEPT the mirror so I could do exactly this to it!!! Now I don't know what to put in the frame to "chalk." Ugh. This looks adorable, fyi. So cute. Just like all your projects. =^)

  4. Love it! What a great transformation.

  5. Nice! I love the brown walls! How do you find time for your projects though? My kids are always wanting me for something.


  6. Visiting from Home is Where my Story Begins... fun project! I'll have to keep my eye out for a mirror to redo at our house! :)


  7. What an adorable mirror! I love it!

    We're looking so forward to seeing the Anderson clan in a couple of hours! Really, we moved away before getting to know anyone very well (the internet is awesome for growing friendships, I think). But we just might be back someday!:) We're definitely New Lifers for life;)

  8. I'm loving your blog and this project is just amazing!! I'd love to invite you to my link party/giveaway @ FrouFrouDecor! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  9. Hi Andrea-

    This is such super idea. So many mirrors I see at thrift stores have tarnished finishes. I know some love this look, but I like things a bit more pristine. This looks fabulous the way you paired it with the sideboard.

    My best- Diane

  10. i've been wanting to do something like this! thanks for sharing!

  11. I love it! I have not used chalkboard paint yet, but really want to!

  12. Great idea! I've been dying to put chalkboard paint on SOMETHING, just haven't had the guts to try it yet!!

  13. Love chalkboard paint! Great job!

  14. Wow that looks fabulous! Love it!


  15. I fight with my project as well,so you are not alone on this.
    It turned out really cute!!
    I want to make one of these, but I have no space to put it. All my other projects have taken up all available places lol.

  16. I love this idea!!! I am going to have to try it out. I have a mirror that I didn't know what to do with! THANKS! :)

  17. It's adorable. What a great repurpose!

  18. Very cute! And what a great idea for an entryway!



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