Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mirror update

Excited by the prospect of my new project, I decided to drop by Bunnings after work and pick up some paint for my mirror.
Here is a before shot - as you can see it was a brass colour to begin with.

For ease, I decided to use a can of spray paint. It was a thrifty option as well, I think the can only set me back $7 or $8.

I was so keen to see if this would work, that I ended up painting it outside (in pitch black) from about 7:30 - 9pm. Here's a progress shot:

Here's another progress shot from this morning - I had used newspaper and masking tape to cover the mirror. Amazingly, it came off perfectly - not a drop of paint on the mirror!

And here's the finished product:

It's quite heavy, so it wasn't particularly easy to get a shot of it against a wall! I'll be sure to post another picture when I've decided where it's going and actually hang it.

Voila! A funky mirror for less than $50.

P.S - look what I found while flicking through the February / March 2010 edition of Belle magazine!


Is it really wrong that I want to re-paint my mirror red?


  1. Do it! And paint it a bright colour so I can live vicariously through you ;)

  2. I will! I'm thinking bright turquoise to hang over the bed in my guest room. Im on a turquoise kick at the moment.

    Fingers crossed I can still get one in Target!