Over-sized Silver Ornate Mirror Makeover
For the past few months, I have been working on decorating my entryway. (I will do an entryway tour when I have officially finished.) Here is a snippet of how it is looking. And in today’s post, I am showing a mirror makeover I done with this over-sized mirror I bought from Ebay!
So, let me start with the story behind this mirror. I am all for bargain buying when it comes to decor. I love expensive items of furniture, I just don’t like paying for it much. I first fell in love with this mirror after seeing similar arched, gold framed, over-sized mirrors flying around on Pinterest.
And when I see something I really like, I try and get a similar one for my own home. Which is obviously what I did with this mirror. And I ended up finding similar on Ebay. It’s called a Pelazzo Silver Ornate Rectangle Vintage Wall Mirror. ( Yes I know, very long name.) You can purchase it here if you would like the same in silver > here
But me being me, and an all gold lover I wasn’t quite feeling the look of the silver mirror. And yes, it did look absolutely stunning in silver, but with the look I am going for in my entryway, I didn’t feel it would suit so much. On Ebay they did have a gold version of this mirror but I went for the silver instead because it was much cheaper. And let’s be honest, I thought I can always paint it anyway so I might as well get the silver, paint it gold and it will be significantly cheaper. Which is what I had done.
And I love that fact that I chose to paint it because it completely personalised the whole mirror to my home. I now have a uniquely coloured oversized mirror which I took a bit of energy into, so it would look specifically how I wanted it to look. And this mirror makeover allowed me to do just that. I have to admit, it is still very beautiful in the silver, it just wasn’t for me.
Wondering what I used to paint the mirror? Well I headed over to Amazon and got Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Paint.
You can purchase it using this link >>>
This paint was great to work with and the colour came out exactly how I wanted. It was a gorgeous subtle gold, not too dark and not too bright. It has worked perfectly well with the colours and the light coming in through the window of my entryway. 125ml was just the right amount to paint two layers on the mirror.
Because it was a really large mirror, I bought two of the paint pots just in case I run out, but just one pot was more than enough.
Before painting it I prepped the mirror by sanding and wiping with a damp cloth. I then applied the first coat, waited only one hour and then applied the second coat. Painting it turned out quicker than I had expected which made the DIY more pleasant. The sanding part wasn’t so fun as it was tricky getting in between all of the detail at the top of the mirror. Saying that it was still quicker than I had imagined.
So there you have it! My Over-sized Mirror Makeover. I love how it has turned out and will keep you guys posted with decorating this area. Here are the links again for the mirror and the gold furniture paint in case you want to attempt a mirror makeover yourself!
You can purchase the mirror > here <
Head over to Amazon below for the gold furniture paint.