The Fairest Mirror of Them All

You may recall my rant yesterday about the ugly $12 mirror I purchased with the intention to beautify it. If you don’t here is another look at it.
ugly mirror
I immediately cleaned the mirror free of dust and removed the glass from the frame so I wouldn’t have to tape it off. A quick coat of primer and then a coat of leftover teal spray paint “Lagoon” by Rustoleum late and I love it! The birds are singing!
teal ornate mirror
It is displayed on the wall at the foot of my bed for now and I don’t mind it. I used to have a floor mirror there and I couldn’t stand the glow of the moon from my window reflecting at night in my face while I slept. I would imagine figures in the window and instantly be terrified! I’m such a wimp.  In my defense , there was a guy outside my window before trying to get his girlfriend on the second floor to wake up. He moved away when Breeze unhappily jumped in the window to check him out. Needless to say that floor mirror has been moved to the living room.

I still have so much left to do, but this is a great start along with my teal dresser. I have to decide on what color to paint this chair, right now it is sitting in my room with primer on it. I don’t want to commit to white and then change it later.  I’ve painted my ceiling bright white as well, which wasn’t as bad as I remember. My neck was only a little stiff, no more complaints about a small bedroom from me. I still have to decide on fabric for the upholstered bed that Milla and I made with the help of her boyfriend. The list will never end.


Under the Table & Dreaming- Sunday Showcase Party

Flamingo Toes-Think Pink Sundays

Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

Creative Bloggers Party Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime

Strut Your Stuff Sunday @ J and M’s Eye Candy

DIY Showoff – DIY Project Parade

Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party

My 1929 Charmer- Sunday’s Best

J&M’s Eye Candy-Strut Your Stuff Sunday


Between Naps on the Porch – Metamophosis Monday

Mod Vintage Life- Mod Mix Monday

You are Talking Too Much – Monday Link Party

Everything Under the Moon-Bedazzle Me Monday

The Southern Institute:Creative Me Monday

Skip to My Lou-Made My Your Monday

DebbieDoos Monday Newbie Party

Erin of Home Savvy’s Homemade Monday


A Bowl Full of Lemons – One Project at a Time

Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday’s Treasures

Type A Decorating – Anything Goes Party

Mommy By Day Crafter By Night-Ta-Da Tuesday

Southern Lovely- Show & Share Tuesday

Not Just a Housewife- Show Me What You Got Tuesdays

Today’s Creative Blog – Get Your Craft on

Organize and Decorate Everything

A Diamond in the Stuff- Time to Shine Tuesday

Sassy Sites-Trash 2 Treasure

Kammy’s Korner-Trash 2 Treasures Tuesday

Crafty Confessions-Tuesday Confessional


A Beach Cottage – Good Life Wednesday

Beyond the Picket Fence – Under $100 Linky Party

DIY by Design – Swing into Spring

Domestically Speaking – Power of Paint Party

Handy Man Crafty Woman – Wicked Awesome Wednesday

No Minimalist Here – Open House Party

Primitive and Proper – Piece of Work Wednesday

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday Link Party

Restore Interiors – Restored It Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday

The Girl Creative- Just Something Whipped Up

Someday Crafts-Whatever Goes Wednesday

Night Owl Crafting-Hoo’s Got Talent

Organize and Decorate Everything

Free Pretty Things for You-Whatever You Want Wednesday

Creative Share Wednesdays – Trendy Treehouse

Idea Sharing Wednesday – Women Who Do It All

Blue Cricket Designs

Wow Me Wednesday @ Gingersnap Crafts

Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims

Look What I Made @ Creations By Kara

What I Made Wednesday @ Sweet Peas and Bumble Bees

Rock N Share Wednesday @ The Shady Porch

Chatty Chics Wild Wednesdays


House of Hepworths – Hookin Up with HOH

Perfectly Imperfect

Saved by Suzy – House Party

The 36th Avenue

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday

Vintage Farmhouse-Creative Things Thursday

Craft Junkie Too-TGIF

The Brambleberry Cottage-Time Travel Thursday

Creative Juice Link Up @ Momnivores-Dilemma

Everything But The Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack

Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans

Fab Friday Link Par-Tay @ Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday @ Delightful Order

Strut Your Stuff Link Party @ Some What Simple

Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop @ Saved By Love Creations

Open House Linky Party @ No Minimalist Here

Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating with Nikki

Crazy Cute Thursdays @ Between U and Me

The Artsy Girl Connection-Pin’Inspirational Thursdays

Passionately Perfect Coffee and Conversations Thursdays


2805 – Potpourri Friday

Addicted to Decorating – Addicts (not so) Anonymous Party

At the Picket Fence – Inspiration Friday

Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday

Common Ground – Vintage Inspiration Friday

Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust – Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Finding Fabulous – Frugalicious Friday

French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday

Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home – Farmhouse Friday

Miss Mustard Seed – Furniture Feature Friday

Modern Country Style – Paint Please Link Party

My Repurposed Life – Catch as Catch Can Party

My Romantic Home – Show And Tell Friday

Redoux – What Have You Redone?

Remodelaholic – Anonymous

Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Wrap Up Party

The Charm of Home – Home Sweet Home

The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday

Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On the Fridge

Tickled Pink Friday @ 504 Main

BFF Open House Link Party @ Answer Is Chocolate

Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction

Freestyle Friday @ Happy Hour Projects

Making It With Allie @ Allie Makes


Funky Junk Interiors

Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister’s Stuff

Check Me Out Saturdays @ A Vision to Remember

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects

About Kahli

Kahli was born one minute after Milla. She is a pinterest addict and will dedicate numerous hours to cataloging inspiration.

26 Responses to The Fairest Mirror of Them All

  1. cassie

    i love it! the color is so fun and i love the shape!

    • Kahli

      Thanks Cassie! Definitely is much better with one solid color.

  2. Katie

    The mirror look fabulous in that color!

  3. Gwen

    Lagoon is one of my favorite colors! What a HUGE difference! Love it!

    • Kahli

      Thanks Gwen! That is one of Rustoleum’s best shades.

  4. BeezRentalDesigns

    Funny, I fell in love with the mirror as soon as I saw it. I just loved the shaped and all the carvings made it interesting. Don’t get me wrong, I was definitely seeing it with painted eyes! lol That color is so rich, I love Rustoleum products. Love if you’d link up to Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. : )

    • Kahli

      You definitely were seeing it with painted eyes because I had to do a lot of convincing! But I love it now!

  5. Jill @ Junky Vagabond

    Anything intricate and carved looks spectacular painted and this is no exception! I absolutely love it – what a find! Good luck with the rest of the paint choices :)

    • Kahli

      You know I need all the luck in the world Jill! Lol thanks

  6. Jesse

    looks fantastic!

  7. Michelle

    Wow! That looks amazing! You’ve turned that mirror into a real treasure! Love the transformation! :)

    • Kahli

      Yes from trash to treasure!

  8. designing domesticity

    Amazing what a bit of spray paint can do, right? Looks so much. thanks for sharing, liz

    • Kahli

      Thanks for visiting Liz! And yes the spray paint made a world of difference!

  9. Karen Whitney

    Awesome! That is sooo unbelievably gorgeous! I don’t think I would have had the vision for this one, but thank goodness you did, holy cow is it beautiful :)

  10. Michele @ Primp

    Love that color–wow, what a transformation!

  11. Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    I’m catching up on your blog today and as soon as I saw the original post with the mirror, I thought YES YES PAINT IT, IT’LL BE AWESOME! And here it is, in all it’s awesome glory!

    I totally love it!! Off to look for ugly mirrors on eBay now lol xxx

  12. Bernadette @B3HD

    HOT! I LOVE that Lagoon spraypaint (is that the color they discontinued?? If so, I bought the store out of it. Just saying.

    Looks gorgeous. Power to ugly mirrors!

    • Kahli

      Is it discontinued? I didn’t know that! I just bought the last three cans at my Home Depot but I didn’t know they wouldn’t be restocking it :(.

  13. Bernadette @B3HD

    Don’t quote me on that. Perhaps it was Lowes and they were replacing with another brand? Not certain…just know that I stocked up and I got ya if you need more (smile). It will cost you though…


    • Kahli

      I love that color it is like the perfect shade. My dresser in my room is that color and I just convinced myself to paint my desk that color too which I’ll feature tomorrow.

  14. Bernadette @B3HD

    it IS the perfect deep, even, smooth color. Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  15. Pingback: Double Take: Before & After Teal Desk | Design Par Deux

  16. designing domesticity

    Love the color. what a great makeover. Really transformed it. Thanks for sharing, liz

  17. the cape on the corner

    wow, now THIS is some mirror. with it painted, you kind of want to inspect it a little closer, which i think is neat.

Add a Comment