DIY Mirror Makeover!
I bought this solid black framed round mirror from Ikea over 8 years ago. It was under $20 and it has gone through many transformations over the years. I am such a huge believer that you can pretty much turn anything into what you want it to be, or at least try before you sell it or trash it!
The very first time I changed the mirror was back in 2009. We had just moved into our first home and I wanted something dramatic in our formal dining room. Of course I didn't think to take photos of our home back then, so this is an image of a mirror that I took my inspiration from...
I bought a ton of tiny wooden dowels from the craft store, hot glued them around the edges, and then spray painted the entire thing gold. It was beautiful!
Then my style changed a little...I wanted a lot more white in my home, so a few years later I changed it to this!
I pulled all of the dowels off and gave it a coat of white spray paint. I then bought dryer hose clamps in multiple sizes and hot glued them around the mirror in an odd pattern. It was finished off with a coat of glossy white spray paint!
A year or so later, I decided to turn my dining room into my office. I removed the circles and left just a clean white surface.
So, now we are caught up to date! We recently moved into a little farm house in the country and my style is much more vintage, shabby chic, and rustic. To say I love burlap is an understatement! After starring at my little round mirror in the garage for 7 months, trying to figure out what I would do with her next, it finally hit me!
I began with a roll of burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby ($5).
Pick a starting point and hot glue it down. From there you just weave the ribbon back and forth in a zig zag type pattern, gluing each edge down as you go. This part probably took me about 30min.
I noticed that the closer I got the ribbon to each edge, the more it looked like the ribbon was actually wrapped around the entire mirror!
And here is the final product! I am just obsessed with how easy this was and how gorgeous it turned out!
What do you own that could use a DIY makeover? I would love to see your projects, so please share them below!
Check out these other easy DIY projects that I have done in the past to up-cycle items in my home!
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