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How To Reuse An Old Mirror


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How to reuse an old mirror to create a new, modern piece of home decor. Create your own style with this tutorial. Works great for farmhouse fixer upper style decorations.We moved into a fixer upper about a year and a half ago.  The previous owners left this mirror with broken hooks and holes in it.  It was ugly but I knew I could make it beautiful!  It took me a while to get it done with all of the rehab we’ve done to the house that took priority over this mirror makeover.  The best part is that it only cost me about $5 to do!  Since I already had the mirror, I only had to buy paint and fabric.  I already had a couple of the other supplies.  Today I’ll show you how to reuse an old mirror and make it look new and modern.

How to reuse an old mirror to create a new, modern piece of home decor. Create your own style with this tutorial. Works great for farmhouse fixer upper style decorations.
Here’s the gem that was left behind by the previous owners

How to reuse an old mirror:

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All of the hardware was removed first.  I didn’t fill in the holes because none of them were going to show after adding the fabric.  If you need to fill holes in your mirror, you could use Wood Filler or Spackle.

I taped around the edge of the mirror where it meets the frame to be sure I didn’t get any paint on the mirror.  I’m a messy painter.  So this was a necessary step for me. LOL

I painted on two coats of Chalk Paint allowing to dry completely in between coats.  I chose chalk paint because I didn’t want to have to sand the frame.  No sanding=happiness 😃How to reuse an old mirror to create a new, modern piece of home decor. Create your own style with this tutorial. Works great for farmhouse fixer upper style decorations.

While the paint was drying, I cut strips of fabric to fit the width of the area of the frame I wanted to cover.  I chose this dot pattern because it wasn’t hard to match up the pattern where the seams are plus it’s super cute.  I got this one at Wal Mart for 99 cents.  You could do this with any pattern or color though.  I just like to keep things simple and easy!How to reuse an old mirror to create a new, modern piece of home decor. Create your own style with this tutorial. Works great for farmhouse fixer upper style decorations.

I used Mod Podge to attach the fabric to the frame.

After it was dry, I put a coat of Mod Podge over the whole frame to seal the fabric and to gloss up the chalk paint.

After the Mod Podge dried and I removed the tape, I used some flowers that I had from my maid of honor bouquet from my sister’s wedding and just hot glued them into the corners.  My bouquet was a wreck by the end of the wedding.  I figured this is a great way for me to be able to still have the flowers as a memory and actually use them since the bouquet was destroyed anyway.

The mirror makeover is complete!  I hope this inspires you to reuse an old mirror you have. ❤️️  I’d love to see it if you do!

Don’t forget to check out my Flower Curtain Tie BacksOpens in a new tab. tutorial for an easy solution to tie back your curtains!How to reuse an old mirror to create a new, modern piece of home decor. Create your own style with this tutorial. Works great for farmhouse fixer upper style decorations.

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