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Mirror Makeover Update

Mirror Makeover Update

Last September [oh goodness, has it been that long already?!] I showed you this mirror  makeover. My friend got it for me and at the time it looked like this:

mirror makeover update

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I knew right away, that I was going to paint it white and distress it. And get rid of those awful lamp shades and bulbs. I decided back then, to glue jars onto where the lamp shades were before.

Well, the little jars did not work at all. They were glued on, but everytime we’d touch them, they’d come off. So, after having to clean up scattered glass all over the floor more than two times that was that! 

mirror makeover update kreativk.net

It was leaning against my ugly fireplace for most of the time without anything on top of these lovely light holders. I wasn’t happy with how it looked and also that I didn’t have the time to really give this lovely mirror a deserved lift.

Then, when I started decorating my home for the summer, you know, a little beach style a little boho, a little farmhouse vibe, all together it hit me! Well. Not that it was a super light bulb moment. But I just thought, what if I painted the original shades with white chalky paint? Thankfully I still had them stored! 

That’s what I did and I even still had the srews and rest to mount those shades safely onto the holders without having to worry about them falling off!

This is what it looks right now and I must say I’m quite happy with it:

mirror makeover update kreativk.net


mirror makeover update kreativk.net


mirror makeover update kreativk.net


mirror makeover update kreativk.net

So, for now this is how my mirror looks like. I really think the lamp shades look so lovely, I don’t know why I couldn’t see that last year. Well, I’m glad I didn’t throw them out! And the power of a little chalky paint, hey? I don’t want to put anything inside them right now, just leave them like this…. maybe I’ll get another idea in a year or so 😉 


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  • Keri
    16/06/2017 at 20:59

    Katrin, the power of paint right?! It looks wonderful, glad you kept the shades!!

    • Katrin
      17/06/2017 at 09:29

      Thanks Keri!!

  • Vanessa
    15/06/2017 at 12:59

    What a gorgeous mirror and love the color change. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  • Kellie
    15/06/2017 at 12:38

    Looks so pretty! you did a great job and are my pick for The Gathering Place Link party! Thanks for linking up!!

    • Katrin
      17/06/2017 at 09:28

      Thanks so much Kellie!!

  • Dara- Hood Creek Log Cabin
    15/06/2017 at 07:35

    Very pretty! Good thing you kept those shades! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Place

    • Katrin
      17/06/2017 at 09:28

      Thank you so much Dara!

  • Diana
    15/06/2017 at 06:10

    I like the painted shades, Katrin–good thinking. It’s a really nice piece–thanks for sharing it with us at Vintage Charm!

    • Katrin
      17/06/2017 at 09:27

      Thank you Diana!!

  • Beverly
    14/06/2017 at 15:57

    The mirror makeover looks great, Katrin. The white chalk paint is perfect for your beachy decor. Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

    • Katrin
      17/06/2017 at 09:26

      Thanks Beverly, I am really happy with how it looks now!

  • laura stewart
    14/06/2017 at 06:43

    This breathed a whole new life into that mirror! SO pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Gathering Place link party and hope to see you again next week!

  • Amber Harrop
    13/06/2017 at 23:08

    I think the shades look great against the white and I am glad you kept them Katrin

    • Katrin
      14/06/2017 at 07:47

      I’m really happy I still had them in store! Thanks Amber for stopping by!

  • Angie ~ ambient wares
    13/06/2017 at 04:16

    I love this so much! What a great looking mirror and the sconces are really incredible too. Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday, Katrin!

    • Katrin
      14/06/2017 at 07:47

      Thanks so much Angie 🙂

  • Leanna
    13/06/2017 at 02:20

    Nice refresh Katrin. Your just proving that its okay to keep stuff “just in case”. It looks good now and the chalk paint modernized it. I love that the mirror came with lights, that’s a special little feature.

    • Katrin
      14/06/2017 at 07:47

      Thanks Leanna, I’m glad I kept the shades!

  • Michelle
    12/06/2017 at 09:50

    Oh I remember your mirror Katrin, where does the time go hey? Now that you’ve painted the shade white they suit the whole look so much better and knowing how creative you are I’m sure we’ll see it more often draped with lovely flowers or fairy lights

    • Katrin
      14/06/2017 at 07:33

      I know, hey? I’m really happy with how it looks right now and yes, fairy lights or flowers in them is a great idea 🙂

  • Nikki Gwin
    09/06/2017 at 21:38

    I LIKE!!! Sometimes it just takes a while for inspiration to hit.
    🙂 gwingal

  • Debrashoppeno5
    08/06/2017 at 00:24

    So glad you saved everythine\g. It looks wonderful. Isn’t it funny how we have those lightbulb moments but thank goodness you did.

  • Mary
    07/06/2017 at 16:47

    Yay! I’m glad you kept them too. They look really nice and the white paint changes everything. Maybe you can add some tea lights in them for the evening?