If you’re anything like me [stockpiler-of-just-about-anything-decor-related] then you have a small stash of picture frames around your abode collecting dust. Some of mine are a bit outdated, but for whatever reason I hung onto them. I came across this picture frame in my son’s closet recently and I know why I never got rid of the frame…
It seems like yesterday my husband was holding him in one hand. sniff. sniff. sniff.
Before you start thinking I’m awful for even thinking about changing this, just know that I have plans to display these sweet pictures in a unique way [stay tuned]. Before I toss anything out I try to either re purpose it, or paint it, or give it a whole new look. I decided to turn this frame into a mirror for my daughter’s room instead. As you may know by now, I’m all about quick+easy DIY’s and this one is no different.
To start I popped out the glass from the frame and gave it a good wash with a 50/50 mixture of water+vinegar
Once dry I gave each piece of glass a couple coats of Looking Glass paint and here’s proof that this stuff can turn glass into a mirrored surface…
After one hour I put the mirrors back into the frame and hung up our new mirror in my daughter’s room
I added a couple paper butterflies and “K” for her name to personalize it a bit. She’s 6 going on 16 and loves to put on play make-up so her desk now doubles as a vanity. This mirror is just enough to allow her to play dress up.
There you have it! A short post today for a short and fun DIY!