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Easy mirror makeover

I love a makeover, and when it’s an easy one…..even better! Let me show you my easy mirror makeover! 

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My lovely friend sent me a message the other day with a photo of this mirror, asking if I wanted it, as her neighbour was going to throw it out! I dropped everything and dashed over to her house!! I thought, that it was so sweet that she thought of me and how I like this kinda stuff!

Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]

Let me tell ya, this thing is SO heavy and I really didn’t know where I was going to hang it, cause it’s also huge!

It needed a good cleaning, sure, but then what? I REALLY didn’t feel like sanding, cause friends, it’s still SO hot here in the South of Spain, the wind wouldn’t stop blowing like crazy and there was no way I was going to sand this baby down.

So, if you followed along for a bit here, you know that I took the easy way out…..I whipped out my chalky finish paint and got going painting it inside with the a/c on high! Another reason I love that paint is that it doesn’t smell! And you don’t need to sand before. 

I distressed a bit here and there. I took apart the light fixtures on both sides and cleaned them as well and then put them back on, but without the lightbulb and the shade.

Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]

I had two little jars in my jar collection that fit RIGHT on top of the light fixtures, so I glued them on with hot glue. I tried, putting fairy lights inside them,  but I didn’t end up loving that idea, the fairy lights were too big I think.

It might look great with smaller ones. I will have get some and try some other time for sure! For now, I put faux grass and leaves inside the little jars and I think for fall I’ll be putting little candles in them maybe…or acorns…or dried leaves…oh…the possibilities! 

Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]

I didn’t do anything to the holders, except for a good cleaning… A bit of patina won’t hurt, right??

Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]


Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]


Easy mirror makeover [kreativk.net]

My girls were hanging out on that sofa while I was taking the photos: “Girls get up and make the pillows look pretty, Momy needs to take a photo without you in it…” Lol. Blogging life! 

My plan is, to put some more time into this lovely mirror, eventually, when the weather is a bit cooler, and maybe even hang it up somewhere and update the light fixtures the right way. Right now I don’t have a lot of room for it, but I leaned it against my ugly fireplace and it actually looks pretty good there! 

You’ve probably noticed,  I’m not a paint pro, I mean, I love it, but I don’t know much about it! I only recently discovered chalky finish paint and am a huge fan. There’s much more to painting furniture though, or even walls, than whipping some paint on and start brushing. 

A friend of mine, Betsy, from Happily Ever After Etc. is lauchning her new E-book Inside The Paint Can today!! If you’re like me, love a fun paint job but don’t know a whole lot about it, you’ll want Betsy’s guide, where you’ll find all the tips and tricks you’ll need, like the difference between each paint sheen and how to pick the right brush and and and so much more! There is an Advanced Package for those of you who know some, but can still use some great advice! Go check it out for yourself!!! 

You can purchase the Starter Package and Advanced Package by clicking the link below!!

Inside the Paint Can


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    21/09/2016 at 06:57

    Chalk paint is one of my favorite things. We recently painted our dining room table with it and I love it! This mirror turned out great….a great transformation. Your post is a feature tomorrow at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Congrats! Thanks for sharing.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:07

      Yea it is amazing what can be done with some chalky finish paint, hey?? Thanks so much for the feature Erin!

  • Carol@blueskykitchen
    20/09/2016 at 02:42

    Katrin, I love what you did with the mirror. I’ve been painting with chalk paint for a few years now and I love it. I think leaving the mirror on the floor is kind of cool and the plants in the glass jars is a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Designs

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:24

      Thanks so much Carol, I agree, I like it on the floor leaning against the fireplace!

  • Laurie
    18/09/2016 at 20:23

    What a fabulous mirror!!! I think the chalk paint was the right choice and the little glass jars with the simple greenery finish it off so perfectly! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinned to share.

    • Katrin
      19/09/2016 at 18:36

      Aww Laurie, Thank you so much, I’m happy with how it turned out!

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    Katrin, this looks amazing! I love how simple you made it too. No sanding = my kind of paint job. That chalky paint really does a fabulous job. And I love what you did with the jars on either side. That is such a fun idea to fill them with seasonal things. Love it! <3

    • Katrin
      18/09/2016 at 15:51

      Thank you so so much Gina! Chalky Paint is definitely my favourite!

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    • Katrin
      17/09/2016 at 08:14

      Thank you very much Nancy!

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    Katrin, now you don’t need to look for things on the dumpster, you have friends who will bring them to you!! So sweet of your friend to ask you if you wanted the mirror.
    It looks so nice in white, and the handles are just too cute. I can imagine some candles inside too

    • Katrin
      17/09/2016 at 08:13

      Yes, isn’t that great, she always finds stuff for me, she’s the best! Yes, I think candles inside the jars would look super cozy too! Thanks Pili!

  • Christine
    16/09/2016 at 17:48

    Love it Katrin!!!!! I had to laugh when I saw your laptop on the IKEA rattan stool, I do the same thing! LOL!!!! xoxoxo

    • Katrin
      17/09/2016 at 08:11

      Hahahaha, yes, it’s kinda perfect to hold the laptop when I don’t use it! Have a great weekend Christine!

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      17/09/2016 at 08:08

      Thank you Cynthia! My house was tidy on that picture, lol, it isn’t always like that!

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      15/09/2016 at 22:05

      Thanks so much Tarah! Congrats on your new party!

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    Sanding is one of my least favorite things to do so I’m happy that you didn’t have to do it.This is a beautiful transformation and what a nice friend you have. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your links.

    • Katrin
      15/09/2016 at 21:55

      Thanks so much Sandra, yes, she is wonderful! I know, hey, sanding can be a mood killer!

  • Christine
    15/09/2016 at 18:08

    I need more friends like that! It looks wonderful.

    • Katrin
      15/09/2016 at 21:52

      Right?? She’s always on the lookout for me, lol! Happy you like it Christine!

  • Ann
    14/09/2016 at 05:26

    What a wonderful transformation! Gotta love that chalky paint!

    • Katrin
      14/09/2016 at 07:07

      Thank you Ann, yes, chalky finish paint is the best, hey?

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    14/09/2016 at 03:06

    The makeover looks great! I would have snatched up that mirror as well. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

    • Katrin
      14/09/2016 at 07:08

      Thanks so much Amanda! 🙂

  • Michelle
    13/09/2016 at 16:49

    Beautiful, classy makeover. It looks gorgeous where you’ve put it, reflecting back your lounge and puffed up pillows ;-). I think it would look equally gorgeous if the girls are playing on the couch.

    • Katrin
      13/09/2016 at 19:28

      Aww,Thanks Michelle, and you’re absolutely right, they both would have looked so cute on the sofa, and believe me, they would’ve enjoyed being “featured” on the blog, lol!

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    13/09/2016 at 15:55

    The mirror looks great in white, Katrin. Good thing you saved it from getting dumped. Your friend knows you well. 🙂

    • Katrin
      13/09/2016 at 19:27

      Thanks so much Julia, she does!! I’m lucky that she’s always looking for great pieces for me!

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    12/09/2016 at 22:31

    Katrin, that was so nice of your friend to think of you when this mirror was available to be had! It’s such a beautiful piece too, and I love the white finish you gave it. I also like the light fixture parts like they are too, and your right with those jars so many possibilities…eek, so exciting! Lol about asking your girls to move so you can take a picture, can totally relate. Thanks for the book recommendation, it looks like it’s full of great information.

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      Thanks so much Keri!

  • Jas @All that's Jas
    12/09/2016 at 18:38

    It looks fabulous, Katrin! I have to check out the chalky finish paint…I have few small projects in mind and I like the finish a lot 🙂

    • Katrin
      13/09/2016 at 07:21

      Jas, I love that paint and how easy and quick it is for any kind of project!! Thanks for the visit & have a lovely Tuesday! 🙂

  • Uwe
    12/09/2016 at 09:25

    Hallo Katrin,
    der sieht klasse aus.
    Ich hab auch zwei verschiedene Spiegel auf meinem blog.
    Vielleicht hast Du ja mal Zeit zum stöbern….
    Viele Grüße

    • Katrin
      13/09/2016 at 07:19

      Danke Uwe, werde mir die Spiegel ansehen!! Schoenen Tag!