I’m working on decorating my guest bedroom and decided to make a vanity out of my current desk (making a new desk for my office will be another weekend project). I needed a mirror and scored another great find at my favorite antique store. Purchased this mirror for only $40!
BEFORE: Sorry I didn’t take a better before shot!
AFTER: I wasn’t in love with the oak finish so I decided it needed a face lift.
Here is how I did it:
- I used painter’s tape (the blue colored kind) and kraft paper to cover the mirror edges.
- I primed the entire mirror with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x Coverage Primer. Again let me stress, if you haven’t been using this paint to refinish things then I highly suggest you start using it. It’s a spray can, paint and primer in one so it cuts your project time in half!
- The color is Martha Stewart Specialty Paint in Vintage Gold, which I painted on using a regular paint brush. This needed about 3 coats of paint.
- Total cost of the project: $46