Roost + Restore
Before and After Do it Yourself

Marketplace Mirror Makeover

I am all the time looking for steals on Facebook Marketplace, its seriously one of my favorite ways to shop for home decor. When I found this adorable set of vintage mirrors for $25 it was a no brainer! With a little paint and distressing they were better than new and ready for their new home in my dining room.

Supplies Needed:

Start by covering the glass with newspapers and painters tape.

These mirrors had intricate detailing so I decided to use spray chalk paint verses paint in a can. Spraying them made getting in all the little nooks and crannies much easier than using a roller or brush.

Once your paint is dry its time to apply your antiquing glaze. Dip a small part of the old rag into the glaze (a little bit goes a long way) and apply directly to the painted areas of your mirror. Do this in small sections, wiping away the excess with a paper towel.

I almost always distress the edges of my paint projects. I absolutely love the aged look it gives to each piece.

Distressing can be super helpful when the piece you are working with is less than perfect. These mirrors were far from perfect but they were heavy, and high end back in their day. Distressing the edges make the imperfections blend and look like natural aging.

Pro Tip:

Focus the distressing on the areas that would wear naturally.

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