Double Take: Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror Before & After

When Wednesday better known as hump day comes around, I start to get antsy if we haven’t completed some type of DIY project for the week. So in order to cure my anxiety I’d usually choose one of the numerous thrift items laying around and give it a makeover. Some may call it an addiction to decorating…yes it is an addiction. The item of the week is this ornate mirror purchased off of Craigslist.
Gold ornate mirror
I love the 3 sections and I figured it would make a nice chalkboard. Try not to look at the utter chaos reflected in the mirror….

There weren’t too many steps involved in giving this mirror a makeover. Of course that muted gold didn’t work for me. I wanted something bright! And what better way is there to go bright than with my staple color of choice…turquoise.

Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror

Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror

Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror

As you can see, I couldn’t even wait for the Chalkboard Spray Paint to dry before taking pictures! It’s just so pretty. I used Synergy by Sherwin Williams again and used Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint. I did try the Krylon Magnetic Primer underneath and…it did not work for me! Maybe I didn’t use enough but it couldn’t even hold up the smallest magnet.

Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror

Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror

I went to Michael’s with the intention of purchasing a Chalk Marker, but the shipment just came in. So hopefully when I go back tomorrow they’ll have some. It doesn’t matter anyway since the Chalkboard Paint has to dry for 24 hours. 24 hours feels like a lifetime for me.
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11 Responses to Double Take: Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror Before & After

  1. cassie

    oh i love it! the color is so fun!

    • Kahli

      The always wonderful cassie! Thanks!

  2. Meredith Resnick

    My favorite color so of course I love it! Looks great!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking… My City Backyard Garden

    • Kahli

      Yes I remember that you share the same love for turquoise! That color will never go out of style :). Thanks for visiting again Meredith!

  3. Jennifer

    Seriously, you couldn’t have picked a better a color for this project! The mirror was an awesome find. You don’t see too many like that. I hear you on getting antsy with crafts. I feel like if I don’t complete at least one a weekend then I go crazy!

    • Kahli

      Exactly! Haha. I try to at least complete two a week and that includes upholstery projects. I don’t know we even have the time to reupholster with both of us having full time jobs and what not. I usually try to complete as much as I can daily before my shift starts because I don’t want to let my readers down lol. Thanks for visiting!

  4. paige

    this is adorable! I really love the color! I think your idea would be perfect for my brand new linky party!

    Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com!

    • Kahli

      Hello Paige thanks for visiting! I surely will link that up at some point today :)

  5. Macy

    Thanks for linking up to last week’s Tuesday Confessional. You’ve been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button! Also, this week’s link party is up and running, so don’t forget to link up!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/09/i-went-through-last-weeks-link-ups-and.html
    ~Macy

  6. Jennifer

    So great!! I love it! It’s so unique!! And yes 24 hours is a long time to wait on paint!! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Southern Lovely’s Show & Share!! Hope you’ll join us tomorrow!!

    • Milla

      Thanks Jennifer. 24 hours is a long time for us creative people.

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