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Repurposed Door Mirror ~ Trashure Goodness

Curbside shopping is what I call a #trashure hunt – that one’s man’s trash is MY treasure kinda thing. A few years ago I went on my first major #trashure adventure with my oldest son and we scored huge. We got desks, dressers, cribs, old wood, and even this old front door with screen and glass insert. Would you have passed it by? Maybe you’ll change your mind when you see what I created for Trash to Treasure Tuesday. This the day where my blogger friends and I share our creations with you. Bring on my repurposed door mirror…and a giveaway for you! {{enter in dramatic music}}

Salvaged Door Before (AKA Trashure) | Prodigal Pieces |

You may remember that a few months ago I took the screen door and repurposed it into a chalkboard. The transformation and DIY tutorial are HERE. Also, you can see the window over in this post HERE.

Chalkboard Made from Repurposed Screen Door by Prodigal Pieces |

This time it’s the main frame’s turn. I’m planning on turning it into a repurposed door mirror. I have always wanted a huge mirror leaning in my living room and now was the time. However, I’m not paying over $200 for a mirror to be cut and installed.

Salvaged Arched Door Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |


I’ve been searching for over 3 years for a mirror to fit in this thing. Then…it finally happened. I walked into the store and as I headed to the back, (looking for something else) and there it was. It had a price marked $20 and that seemed like a score already. Also, I ask the owner if I could borrow a tape measure to see if it fit. Funny thing was that I had no idea the dimensions of my door at home but was hoping it would work.

I asked her if she would hold it for me until I could get home and check. She not only agreed but offered it to me for $10. WOOT! {{happy dance!!}} It was even made in Cleveland, OH in 1952. You can imagine the minute I got home I checked the opening… it was a match!! I was so excited that I sent JC over to pick it up. hahaha…

Now this thing that had occupied my garage for far too long would soon have a new life. I mean, just look at what is peeking out at me…gorgeous wood. Swoon!

Peeling Pain on Arched Door |


To be sure all systems were go, JC hauled the frame and mirror to a local glass shop to make sure it could be cut to fit. $45 dollars later I am headed home a happy mama. All I needed to do was peel of those 6 layers of nasty on the door to reveal the beauty within.

My mind was set on revealing that gorgeous oak, and then this happened…

Removing Old Door House Numbers to Prep Repurposed Door Mirror |

I found pine, and not old pine. meh. That is not my favorite thing to find and changed up where I was going with this makeover. Enter in another new favorite tool. Remember, my motto is #toolsoverjewels – yeah baby!

HomeRight Heat Gun to Remove Layers of Paint |

*post giveaway sponsored by HomeRight (see full disclosure)


When I began with this door, I was trying to just use my putty knife to knock off the loose debris, and then maybe hit it with some heavy-duty sanding. It seemed it was going to take me more than a day to work on this silly door, and I wasn’t about to waste that kind of time or expensive sanding pads. Then it dawned on me that I had my heat gun. {{major head smack}}

Normally I tend to run and hide in a corner when dealing with a painted piece based on my past experiences. I have sworn them off with vengeance and you can read why in this post.

Since I had only used a heat gun while on the paint crew in college, I knew the jist of it, but this one is tweaked out. Multi-purpose tips, digital temp control and cool variable speeds. mwahahahaha…. Call me slap happy and shut the door. I started out with the head concentrated tip just to try it and set it at 550° and got what you see below.

NOTE: Take every precaution to check for lead in old pieces. Grab a testing kit and use a ventilator, just in case. Basic dust masks don’t do it for ya.

Bubbling Paint Using the HomeRight Digital Heat Gun by Prodigal Pieces |


All the layers coming off at once. I squealed out loud and then quickly did some more. Likewise, no messy chemicals, no dust flying…I am one happy mama.

Scraping Paint off Repurposed Door Mirror by Prodigal Pieces |

I’ve been working on our kitchen remodel. So, of course, the heat gun came in handy to get the bubbles out after applying the epoxy. The heat gun was much safer and easier to use than a torch.



Once I got going with it, I found that the deflector tip and temp set to 1020° (yes, it gets that hot!) was much more suited for my job. At this point I began to see the door telling me which direction to go with it. Just look at all 6 of those yummy layers. My repurposed door mirror is now taking shape. Yes, I am leaving the layers on purpose. tsk. You should know me by now, right?

Layers of Paint of Curbside Repurposed Door Mirror |

Since I was so thrilled with this tool that at last minute, I decided to put together a video to show it to you in action.

How to Remove Paint Layers Using a Heat Gun Video Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Now you’ve see it for yourself and I’m happy camper. After getting it to the point that I loved it, I added a few pieces of trim cut with my jigsaw and secured the mirror in place with my AirStrike. The hardware got boiled in a pot of hot water until paint slid off. Easy-peasy.

Nailing Repurposed Door Mirror into Place |


Finally, my repurposed door mirror turned out just as I had hoped and even better.

Beautiful Arched Door Turned into Mirror for Farmhouse Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

Today, I’m showcasing it in my bedroom, but it will have its permanent home in my living room when it is completed. However, that’s after our kitchen, and after our family room. We don’t bite off more than we can chew, do we? ha. If you love our remodel in there, you can get all our DIY details in these bedroom posts.

Now, just look at those gorgeous layers – two whites, two browns, two grays with one being slightly bluer. Yummy.

Layers of Paint with Time-Worn Texture on Repurposed Door Mirror by Prodigal Pieces |

Old holes and chippy goodness on repurposed door mirror by Prodigal Pieces |

Gorgeous Chippy Paint on Curbside Find - Repurposed Door Mirror by Prodigal Pieces |

Delighted to no end that this project came out as planned and that my 3-year-wait has finally ended. Do you blame me? I mean, it’s so fun to have it in my home now. And, I might add, that this is the first full-length mirror I have ever had. No more having to climb on the bed to see the other half! hahaha! (and I know I’m not the only one who has done that. tsk)

Arched Door Found Curbside Turned into Gorgeous Repurposed Door Mirror by Prodigal Pieces |

Farmhouse Style Bedroom Decorated with Repurposed Door Mirror and Found Items by Prodigal Pieces |


My goal was to inspire you to see the treasure in what some call trash and give DIY a try. And I hope you love my repurposed door mirror. Likewise, pin and share to inspire others too. You never know who needs that bit of encouragement.

How to Turn a Curbside Door into a Repurposed Door Mirror for Farmhouse Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

Also, up next, I am showing you my gift to self for my 40th birthday using this pile of pallet goodness. Doesn’t every girl build with these on their over-the-hill mark? Come see HERE.

Pile of Free Pallets for Compost Bin |

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⇒ Additionally, don’t forget to head below to see what my blogger friends have for you this Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

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Trash to Treasure Tuesday June 2017 via Prodigal Pieces |

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  3. Girl in the Garage
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Also, more projects like my repurposed door mirror:

DIY Faux Wood Carriage Garage Door Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comDon't Throw Out Your Baby's Crib! Repurpose It For Garden, Storage, or a Chalkboard Easel by Prodigal Pieces |


  1. Robin Defenbaugh says

    I love your mirror! I would use the Home Right Heat Gun to strip layers of paint off my kitchen cabinets.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! That would be an great use for this gem of a tool.

  2. Robin Defenbaugh says

    I pinned your mirror project!

  3. Christina in FL says

    Wow, what a stunning transformation!! Did you have the mirror cut for you? I love the layers and it is such a beautiful piece now. Thank you for rescuing it! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Wonderful to hear, Christina. Thanks! Yes, I mentioned the cost in the post. No bad at all.

  4. ColleenB.~Texas says

    What a great make-over. The mirror actually looks great in your bedroom.
    Wonderful giveaway and looks like a powerful heat gun. Honestly; I don’t know what I would use it on first but time will tell. Sure to come in need when time arises.
    Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    • Larissa says

      This was such fun for me to see this done. Thanks for loving on my work, Colleen. 🙂 This is definitely a bonus tool to have handy. I had forgot mine and look what it did for me. Yay!

  5. Cindy says

    I think your work is amazing. Your work thrills my soul.

  6. ColleenB.~Texas says

    I also Pinned your gorgeous project

  7. Grace says

    Oohh~! I would love to win that gun! What an amazing project and how everything came together! You ought to post a pic of the mirror when you found it. That was unbelievable! ?

    • Larissa says

      You certainly could use it, Grace! Mirror was just a rectangle, but had it for almost a year now, so any pic is long gone. ha!

  8. Cathy Farmer says

    You are so creative. I have been on the hunt for a floor length mirror. This gives a new direction to search. So talented. Hope to win I relove things as well and the Heat gun would be very useful.

    • Larissa says

      I am hoping to make another to keep in my bedroom this time. I had such fun!

  9. JILL NELSON says

    I really don’t like stripping paint with chemicals. I would love to give the gun a try to see if it would help get off enough paint I don’t have to strip!

    • Larissa says

      I don’t either, even when I use a safer kind called CitriStrip. This gun would surely do the trick. Yay!

  10. Debrashoppeno5 says

    The doors were a fantastic find, love the roadside shopping. The mirror does look great.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Debra. I am hoping to continue to destash so I can go on another trashure hunt. I haven’t been in 3 years and am feeling withdrawal. hee hee hee.

  11. Karen says

    I love your mirror. Great job. I would love to have the heat gun to take off the paint on the old windows on my greenhouse so they can be repainted

    • Larissa says

      That would be a wonderful project. I believe I have greenhouse envy over here! 😀

  12. Terie says

    I have an outdoor cart that needs to be stripped and repainted this would be perfect for that task !

  13. Terie says

    Ps. The mirror is absolutely beautiful!

  14. Jamie Kennemer says

    Your mirror is quite the transformation! Looks amazing! What a cool tool for many projects since I dumpster Dive as well?! Love all of your posts! I have an old headboard I’d love to try it on! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Jewell Styles says

    Love the georgous mirror! Love your
    Bedroom decor also. Good work!

  16. Dodie says

    Always love your creative postings. Impressed that you’ve trained your kids in the art of re-glamorizing junk… and boy are they good at it at such an early age – great skills to have !

  17. Anne says

    OMG OMG OMG What a beauty! Soooo envious 🙂 Great makeover!

    • Larissa says

      aww…Anne! You are so sweet. Thank you for the love, girl.

  18. Susan says

    Beautiful! An unbelievable find. Wish I was that lucky. I’ve spent many hours stripping layers of paint. Never thought about a heat gun. Ha! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Larissa says

      I’m glad I remembered I had it! I had used it before on a minor project, but completely forgot about it. Hooray!

  19. Linda lement says

    So beautifully down and the mirror door looks amazing in your bedroom for now!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much, Linda! I can’t wait to see it in its forever home in my living room because that will mean my home is done. woot!

  20. Brandi Bryant says

    If I won, the first thing I would do is use it to take down an old wallpaper mural. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Beth says

    Oh Larissa, I just love the mirror and what you did for the chalk board! It is so cute!! I have an old mirror that I bought at a barn sale that has just been sitting waiting to be touched and after seeing your mirror, I just have to finish it this weekend! So pretty!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Larissa says

      Ooh…sounds like you have a sweet project in the works! I can’t wait to see what you do with it, Beth. Thanks for the love.

  22. Alicia says

    I want to redo the dark furniture in my bedroom, so I would probably use the heat gun to remove the varnish. I sure could have used that on the old bed I am working on, I gave up on getting the old stuff out of some of the groves. LOL

  23. Cecilia says

    Haha, I had to laugh at your “tools over jewels” motto. That’s what I say too! My husband loves it. ? And yes! I would have pulled over to get that door and it’s inserts. Just gorgeous. I love how it turned out. Wow, wow!
    Thank you too, for the chance to win the heat gun. Hm, stripping paint without chemicals – how nice!

    • Larissa says

      Ever since a teen that is my motto, and I’m glad to hear I’m not alone. Woot!

  24. Alison S says

    I love your mirror and if I win, I have a painted dresser that I need to strip the paint off of. I would use it on that for sure!

  25. Rhonda Nottingham says

    What a lovely mirror!

  26. Carole says

    That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! I’ve never used a heat gun before, but it looks like t would be a lot easier than the stripper I usually use. Your mirror is AMAZING! I love it!

    • Larissa says

      The less messy way to go is such a treat. You will love this heat gun! And thanks for the love on my work.

  27. Amber says

    I love your work! I’m not sure what I would use it for. I have so many projects I’m almost paralyzed. LOL

    • Larissa says

      ha! I feel much the same, Amber. It will be great to have in your arsenal.

  28. Carol S says

    Great job on the door/mirror. Very, very creative. I would have never thought of leaving all those layers. They really added to the charm. My heart is full when I think of all the things you have accomplished. We need many more people and families like you/yours. I strip/refinish projects and haven’t learned to stay from painted pieces yet. 🙂 While I use safe soy-based stripper, would love to try the heat gun. I see others use it and it seems to be a really cool thing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Donna Gonzalez says

    I have the two Home Right shelters, now I just need the sprayer and the HEAT GUN and I will be magically transformed into DIYer extraordinaire!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome!! You certainly will be set, Donna. And have a blast too!

  30. Laurie says

    Love the mirror! You actually made me LOL when I read about you standing on the bed to see your outfit in the mirror. I’m assuming a dresser mirror, because that’s what I did for years. We do what we got to do, don’t we?

  31. Jane says

    Great Work! If I should win, I have many projects to work on. From a few old windows to some unfinished projects that just didn’t work out (fails!). This would be a great tool addition. I can see many uses. Keep up the great job you are doing. God Bless.

  32. Mother Deer says

    I love your project and would use the heat gun to work on a curbside find that is waiting for attention in my garage 🙂

  33. Terry says

    Love your ‘new’ mirror!! We just bought a ‘new to us’ home and the first project I’d use that heat gun on is the fireplace surround.

  34. Kaitlyn says

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that stops to pick up stuff off the side of the road! My husband thinks I’ve lost my mind! The heat gun is pretty neat, I’ve never thought of it as something to use for projects like that, I’m guessing that I could use it to take the veneer off my dresser that I’ve wanted to redo!

    • Larissa says

      You are most definitely not alone! Even check out Christy’s curbside find in the projects shared at the bottom of the post. So fun! Veneer removal is perfect for this too, and I also use my towel-soak method.

  35. Rebecca says

    Yay, I was hoping you would showcase the layers of paint! Beautiful!

    • Larissa says

      Oh yessss… I wasn’t thinking I would leave as much, but this worked out just fine. Thanks!!

  36. Cathy says

    Love ALL those paint layers. What a cool mirror – a true one of a kind. Would love that heat gun! What a great give-a-way! Thanks for the inspiration, kiddo!!

    • Larissa says

      Those layers make me drool!! I’m so excited to have it. Thanks!

  37. Cathy says

    And I pinned this project too! I have an old oak kitchen chair that I want to strip but I have had limited success using sand paper and Citrix. I think that heat gun would do the trick!!!

  38. Maureen Clipperton says

    I have a head board I would try it on.

  39. Sheila Moore says

    Your mirror is a beauty. Good things are worth the wait.

  40. Karen Sweitzer says

    You are a lucky girl for finding these great “bones”. Love the rounded top!! The little bit of blue shining through has added just a perfect touch!!
    Great job, Larissa

  41. Jeane Gallo says

    Love the mirror! You hit a home run with this one.
    I have a often times painted little table that would be an excellent piece to try using a new heat gun.

  42. Suzanne Grecco says

    Love, love, love your mirror project! And I had no idea you could use a heat gun like that! My husband and I like to remodel homes on the side (aka flips), and a heat gun like that would be ideal for some of the jobs we have to tackle. And we’ve found some gems in some of the homes we’ve bought that are lots of fun to transform – my imagination is running wild with all the fun things I could do with this tool! Thanks for sharing!

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like this is right up your alley! We’d love to flip houses for sure…maybe one day when the kids are grown.

  43. Suzanne Grecco says

    And I just pinned your project to my DIY board… And I signed up for your newsletter, too. Can’t wait to be updated on all your goodies!

    • Larissa says

      Got it! So fun to have you on board. Feel free to ask questions!

  44. Kathy E. says

    Turning an old door into a mirror is genius! That curved top is so unique and pretty. I have an old 3 drawer chest that needs updating and this heat gun would help me get the job done.

    • Larissa says

      I am a sucker for arches of any kind. Thanks so much, Kathy!

  45. Kaycee says

    What a beautiful Trashure Larissa! I always look forward to the awesome “trash” you find and transform into beautiful pieces! I was wondering, could I use this type of heat gun to remove old veneer from a piece? Thanks for the opportunity to enter too!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Kaycee! Yes, you can use it for veneer as well. Just would have to watch the temp settings. Since I had 6 layers, I could crank it up.

  46. Brenda G says

    I just love your style! Lovely, lovely project! You inspire me! We just received an old speaker to a small and broken organ. It’s absolutely lovely wood but we haven’t got a clue what to do with it. I said “Oh! Let’s see what Larissa thinks it could be!”

    • Brenda G says

      We would use the heat gun on a massively painted book shelf; its green on top of white on top of orange on top of????

  47. Paula says

    Love everything about this project! Old door (curved to boot)! Love that you kept those layers. So happy that this all came together and that you get to enjoy it. If I had the Home Right heat gun, I would probably get to many of my projects; I think the “stripping” part is hanging me up. So happy that you tried this and paved the way for us!

    • Larissa says

      I know the feeling. The painted pieces are hard when you don’t have the right equipment. Thanks so much for encouraging words. 😀

  48. Paula says

    I pinned this three times (once for the tool and two different boards for the project!) before I went to the entry!! I also pinned one of your projects off of Home Rights Facebook (how did I miss that on your sight?). Thank you for sharing your creative and innovative mind with us.

  49. Wendy Drake says

    Larissa, I would have locked the brakes down to pick these beautiful treasures up from the curb. I love how these projects turned out. They are gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

    • Larissa says

      They guy had to thought I was crazy and I just told him I was a photographer and need stuff like that for props. Woot!

  50. Jackie says

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the different layers of paint colors. I love old doors too. Stripping is such a messy chore! A heat gun would be a blessing! Thank you for sharing!

    • Larissa says

      It sure is a messy thing and why I tend to avoid it. haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  51. kimmylouwho says

    I love the mirror and how you were able to up-cycle both the mirror and the door! I would use the tool on some painted tables so I can use stain on them instead!

    • Larissa says

      Yay! Yes, so fun to marry things together to make new. This heat gun would be perfect for you!

  52. Kristi Bell says

    You did just right by this project!! Perfect result! I love HomeRight products….the spray shelter and the spray gun are favorites in my arsenal!

    • Larissa says

      Yes! I have just about everything they offer and have never been disappointed. Thanks for the love!

  53. Penny says

    Love the door/mirror, all the layers of paint & just everything about it. To think you did it with a heat gun, look like it became that way thru years of use. Love It!!!

  54. Penny says

    I also pinned it on pinterest, thanks again for the giveaway!!!

  55. Meghan Seyller says

    What a unique project. I love the chippy layers. I’d love to win the gun. I have a couple of projects I’m working on where it would come in handy!

  56. Marie|The Interior Frugalista says

    $10, wow, now that’s a score! I wondered at first why you were not using paint stripper and calling it a day. Now I know why – those lovely layers that add so much character!!! Can’t wait to see the mirror in your living room.

    • Larissa says

      I know, right?! I don’t like the chemicals of stripper and the mess. I know they say all natural, but I don’t trust them long term. Thanks so much for the love, Marie!

  57. Judy J says

    Now that is a great mirror! I love how you left some of the older paint on – makes you wonder the stories that the door holds!

    • Larissa says

      That’s all I could think of while working. The original home is brick, so it was fun to think the most likely the lady of the house changed it up. hee hee hee.

  58. Patty Soriano says

    Larissa, what awesome vision! I LOVE this !! How did you get along without a full-length mirror for so long !? Hmmm, if I won, I think I’ll try the heat on some red painted chairs. These will be a lot of work, I know.

  59. Patty Soriano says

    Have also pinned to my pinterest board Furniture Finishes. thanks, Larissa!

  60. Rebekah B. says

    I just bought a table that needs some attention at a yard sale and this tool would be great! I never knew such a thing existed. Would have been nice when I was scraping paint with chemicals off of my kitchen cabinets. Oh, the many hours spent on that project!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  61. Michelle Arnold-Yeager says

    A heat gun is on my current must have list, along with a nailer! Love the shape of this door but mostly that you just cleaned up portions and left it’s layers speak of its days gone by. Mirror perfect!!

    • Larissa says

      You are a kindred spirit, Michelle. Exactly why my motto is #toolsoverjewels 😀

  62. Kristina Austin says

    Such a cool makeover. I just love those old arched doors. I wish the still put them on new homes!

  63. Marcie Lovett says

    That door is providing lots of decorating fodder! I need to get out my HomeRight sprayer again and finish some projects. I didn’t know they made a heat gun.

    • Larissa says

      I really love it in my bedroom, so may need to find another for my bedroom. Ha!

  64. Patti says

    I think this is my fav trashure project of yours! It’s perfectly chippy! If I won, I would use this helpful tool to help remove paint from an old bed that I want to turn into a bench! Well, my husband would do most of the work. 🙂

  65. Becky says

    Wow, this is stunning! You did wonderful things with all those ghastly layers, haha!!! Everyone NEEDS a full lrngth mirror! I have seen some very cool things done with heat guns… maybe I need to give one a try. I’m curious as to what it does to your electric bill though? I had friends who quadrupled their bill striping down something once. Have things improved since then? Some thing are worth it, even if they haven’t though!

    • Larissa says

      You are so right, Becky! 😀 I know the guns have such untapped possibilties and I just need to whip mine out more. Woot! I won’t know on the bill until later. Good to know. 😉

  66. Debra Wise says

    Absolutely love, love, love the mirror! I have never used a heat gun to remove paint but would love to win the tool and have the chance to do this.

  67. Keenan says

    Ooohhh.. that’s gorgeous! Love that there’s a hint of color with all the neutral, but just the slightest! I have old (painted) wooden doors sitting on my basement to replace the ugly hollow core doors in our 1901 house (why anyone would replace solid wood, which I’m sure were originally in here, with hollow core beats me!) Anyway, that would be my (first) use for it!

    • Larissa says

      Yes, you get why I left it…so beautiful. We have hollow core and have been on the hunt for wood since forever. Someone chopped ours short for the white carpet that was in here, but there was gorgeous oak floors underneath! eep!

  68. Stephanie Grant says

    I am loving the chalk board door! I could totally rock one of those mirrors in my rustic master bedroom (or bathroom)! The first project I would tackle would be to strip the ugly old peel and stick flooring out of my guest bathroom with the heat gun :)! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a useful tool.

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like you are a kindred spirit, Stephanie. Thank you!

  69. Stephanie Grant says

    I pinned your mirror as well :O)!

  70. Charlene says

    Love it! A heat gun would be the way to “work smart, not hard”

  71. Sam - Raggedy Bits says

    Such a fabulous find!! You sure worked your magic on this beauty!! Thank you for all the tips on the heat gun! Loved your video too ??

  72. Lezlie adams says

    Love love love the mirror

  73. Heidi Goertz says

    I think I have the same chandelier as you have in your bedroom- MIne is made in Spain, heavy, heavy brass.

    • Larissa says

      Yes, it sure is heavy and I have a match that is waiting for its new home too.

  74. Mary Falks says

    Very nice job on the door frame, so creative. How many layers did you leave on the door?

  75. Wilma says

    Well because of all of your convincing posts , so far I owe the Homeright sprayer, the sprayer cleaner and the sprayer tent! So is logical that I was chanting “want it ! want it want it-!! While watching the video and thinking , it would be a splendid fathers day present for me! I meant my hubby….

    • Larissa says

      Rock ON!! That is awesome, and I’m sure you love them as much as I do. You know your husband NEEDS this. ahahahaha…

  76. Carrie S. says

    This inspired me! I’m just about to tackle refinishing our bedroom furniture and it’ll be my first project I’ve done in long time, I’m so excited! The heat gun is a good idea for the mirror I need to strip!

  77. Paula says

    Your mirror turned out beautiful! It definitely has motivated me to be more on the look out for wonderful trashure finds. I look forward to all your blog posts! <3

  78. Maryann Smith says

    I’d use the heat gun to help strip old paint on a dresser I am working on.

  79. Karen Simon Peterson says

    What a wonderful mirror – I love it! I actually have an old mirror that is painted a weird color. I would use the heat gun to strip off that color. Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. Nicole Martin says

    Very cool project! I would first use it to get a sticker off my car window. Then I would think of something crafty to do with it!

  81. Melissa says

    I would use it to strip black paint off antique refrigerator. Thanks for the chance to win.

  82. Dixie Lee says

    Th former owners painted the metal front door a nice color but used the wrong paint, which is literally melting off! I’d use it to strip the door!

  83. Kathy says

    It can be REALLY dangerous to use a heat gun at that high of a setting. That storm door is probably at least 50 years old, probably older, and very likely has lead in the lower layers. Lead vaporizes at temperatures over 640 degrees and then you breath it in, which is a lot more toxic than just touching it. Please take precautions next time and just assume anything that old has lead in it and use a lead-rated dust mask (N-100, although a pain- rated one at N-95 is better than nothing), wear long sleeves, goggles, wash your hands and face before eating, and use a drywall bag in your shop-vac to clean up. And of course, set your heat gun to under 640 degrees. It takes longer, but your health is worth it.

    • Larissa says

      Who said I wasn’t being cautious? There was no lead (testing) and I used a ventilator while outside. Don’t assume either. I understand you are educating and I appreciate that.

  84. Kristi says

    Oh my goodness! This turned out SO beautifully Larissa!!! LOVE it!

  85. Mary says

    Wow, that is totally not what I was expecting. Your video is fantastic, very informative! And the door mirror is so beautiful. So many great layers on it. And so much character much better than if you had stripped the whole thing.

  86. Linda Clement says

    I love hearing about all the tools and products that you use. ?

  87. Pam Forgash says

    I love your long awaited mirror project! I had no idea that a heat gun like this existed. Thank you!

  88. beverly e says

    You find such unique pieces… LOVE the mirror! I would use the heat gun on an old headboard. Thanks for the giveaway.

  89. Steve Weber says

    There are several trim pieces in our kitchen that needs to be re-glued.

  90. Karen U says

    Love that amazing mirror! You get the best finds! I would use that awesome heat gun for stripping up some old peel and stick tiles. It would make for quick work I’m sure!

  91. Sharon says

    Love how the door mirror turned out! Those chippy layers are the best! New to your blog through Bless’er House & so glad to have found you

  92. Cornelia L Short says

    Wow, I have a nice heat gun but never thought about using it too remove paint!
    I love your door

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. Yes, it is an effective tool when used properly.

  93. Cornelia L Short says

    Wow, I have a nice heat gun but never thought about using it too remove paint!
    I love your door and I have an old dresser I’m gonna try this on
    Thanks for sharing
    I pinned your project too!

  94. Rachel says

    I would tackle a bench that I found on the side of the road several years ago.

  95. Kellie says

    I love your door mirror. I need to go trashure hunting myself!!! ha ha I would use the heat gun on an old door I have sitting out in my shed that my husband has been wanting to throw out but I won’t let him because I know I can turn it into something wonderful!!!

  96. Tracy H says

    Honestly I don’t have a clue what I could use it for just yet. I just wanted to say how much I Love that mirror. I did the same with an old window frame but yours is just awesome

  97. Cindy Downing says

    I absolutely love the mirror project. Love the shape. I have no idea what i would use it for. I will just have to be inspired

  98. carol clark says

    i have an old old mirror and id take the paint off and also a clothing cabinet

  99. Nancy(fangles) Brown says

    Some things are just “Worth the Wait” This piece is certainly one of them! Just Gorgeous! I am in love and in awe! thanks for the inspiration!

  100. Frances Batson says

    I love the door! I need a heat gun to clean up a bookcase and a large flea market picture window. I have lots of stuff to work on. I totally under stand not being able to walk away from something that can be made into something great!

  101. Dan Dykstra says

    Your work/crafts are very unique. I really like them. I would probably use the heat gun on a couple of planters that need some TLC.

  102. Kathie Gates says

    I did not know there was a heat gun for these purposes. I have several “flaky” painted items to tackle. Namely three stools for my kitchen and a few windows. I would love a heat gun. Thanks for sharing.

  103. Lynn Fowler says

    You are a treasure! Love your blog and your creations! Been so busy babysitting my newest grandbaby, so happy the contest is still on.

    • Larissa says

      Lynn, you are the sweetest. Sounds like you have the best reason to be busy! Congrats!

  104. Sonya Morris says

    You are so creative! I love giving new life to old pieces of furniture so I would use a heat gun to strip old paint.

  105. Karrie says

    I love the mirror project..I would love to try that here

  106. Audrey says

    Great project! I would use the heat gun to strip the paint off all the wood trim in our house!

  107. Audrey says

    I also pinned your project 🙂

  108. sarah mayer says

    I have this mirror that broke off my dresser, I’d love to re-attach it.

  109. Cheryl Bonner says

    That is an amazing job. Type results speak for themselves,spectacular

  110. Brandy Jones says

    You always have the best projects! The mirror is gorgeously. I have a waterfall dresser that I picked up last year then the previous owner painted a milk chocolate brown. I never thought of using a heat gun to take off the paint!

  111. Stacie Humphrey says

    We work on different projects from week to week. This would be an awesome tool to have!

  112. Sil says

    Swooning over this project!! I have so many uses for this Home Right Heat gun. Last year we purchased a 1909 farmhouse. Everything from cabinets to closet doors could use the magic of this tool. I even have an old work bench found in our barn that needs some love before I turn it into our kitchen island. Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win this great tool!

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like oodles of projects and fun while you’re at it. Yay!

  113. Sil says

    I pinned this inspirational project!

  114. Robyn Wright says

    Did you use anything to seal it after the scraping or just leave it as is? It’s gorgeous!

  115. p says

    Hi Larissa !
    I always enjoy your posts. 🙂 Old wood is sooo inspiring. I especially Love old doors, esp with curves and details !!!
    Sooo much character.
    Your door redo is incredible. The colors exposed are beautiful ! Thanks for sharing – and continuing to inspire . 🙂
    I have a pile of vintage family pieces, and trashure pieces too just waiting for their beauty to be exposed. Thanks for the inspiration to get busy !!

    • Larissa says

      You’ve just made my day! I’m delighted to hear you enjoying my work in so many ways. Thank you.

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