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Upcycled Mirror Frame into Wall Decor

Ladies and gents, you know I can’t pass up potential projects, especially when they look like this. A hot mess? Maybe so. Don’t let the obvious webs, dirt, missing mirror, and grime distract you. This ol’ gem is perfect for a brand new look. Let’s have fun with this upcycled mirror frame into wall decor.

Antique Dresser Mirror Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My friend, Mandy, asked me if I wanted this by sending a picture to me. I will be honest that I didn’t realize how big it was. No worries! That just made my challenge all the more fun.

DIY TIME

First, I wanted to make use of the mirror frame as it is. That meant either creating typography art (which I love), or some other sort of use for that large span of space. Thankfully, my stash comes to the rescue again as I have a small collection of mini shelves.

Mini Shelves Before for Upcycled Mirror Frame | prodigalpieces.com

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It pays to have a stash…just sayin’. haha. These will fill up the space and add more function that just art too. In order to make them cohesive, I break out my Zibra Crafting Kit brushes. Then, my Square brush helps me apply a coat of paint.

Painting Mini Shelves for Upcycled Mirror Frame by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Next, that same brush helps me stain the frame to a rich, dark color called Provincial. That’s what is great about these brushes. You can use them for paint, stain, poly, and even wax when they are wore out.

Staining Upcycled Mirror Frame with Provincial Stain | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

Last, but not least, I want to add a vintage vibe to the mirror backing. No special chalkboard paint needed. All I need is a flat black paint and my Fan Brush. Two coats of paint, then primed by rubbing chalk all over the surface.

Painting Upcycled Mirror Frame Blackboard by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Also, I need to hang the mini shelves. I measure and mark and then I’m good to go.

THE REVEAL

Finally, here is my upcycled mirror frame turned wall decor. It’s funky, fun, and oh so useful too.

Vintage Style Living Room with Chalkboard Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #diy #home

DIY Mirror Frame Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #vintage #wallart

I couldn’t wait to add a few of my apothecary stash to those shelves. It’s no surprise I’m a sucker for them. They’re so unique and tell a lovely story.

Upcycled Mirror Frame Chalkboard Art with Apothecary Jars by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #chalkboard #art #home

Chalkboard Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #chalkboard #diy #home

Also, did you notice I got a bit of typography  in there? woot, woot! My name means “to laugh”, and just like the Mary Poppins song, I love to laugh!!

Chalkboard Style Wall Art with Typography by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #chalkboard

Farmhouse Style Chalkboard Wall Art from Upcycled Mirror Frame by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor

However, as always, my goal is to inspire you in every way. So, maybe that misfit mirror frame you spy on the side of the road or in your garage really could become something more.

In addition, if you’d like to make this chalkboard wall art your own, you can find it in my online shop.

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Repurposed Mirror Frame Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #vintage

GIVEAWAY TIME

Now, Zibra and I are all about encouraging you to tackle your own DIY projects. Whether it is furniture, remodeling, or exterior projects, they have the brush for you. We can’t wait to get these awesome brushes in your hands. You can enter to win this set of brushes for your very own.

Zibra Paint Brush Craft Kit Giveaway by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #giveaway

Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Also, be sure to check your spam!!

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In addition to leaving a comment below, do pin and share to inspire others to take their misfits and make them shine.

Grab that broken mirror and upcycle the frame into something more. DIY details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor #chalkboard

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Comments

  1. ColleenB`TX. says

    Oh; that is super cool and clever idea. What a great way to display them old vintage glassware items.
    Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

  2. Alison S says

    Thank you for the chance to win. Your makeovers are always so creative!

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    What a great way to display a collection!! I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad you do. What inspiration!!! 😊

    • Larissa says

      Rebecca, you are so very sweet. You sure know how to make a gal smile. Thank you!!

  4. Sharon H says

    How clever, Larissa! Thanks for sharing this project AND for the opportunity to win the Zibra brushes. I’ve just recently learned about them and I’m curious to see how well they work.

    • Larissa says

      You are most welcome. I’ve tried all the brushes there are and can’t say enough good about Zibra. Thanks!

  5. elle says

    That is quite the makeover! It is always nice to see your process. Inspirational.

    • Larissa says

      I couldn’t wait to work on it. I’m glad you like it, elle! 😀 Thank you.

  6. Deborah Tukua says

    Love the mini shelves grouping and the color! Would love a set of these fabulous brushes.

    • Larissa says

      My kinda fun. Thanks! You will love them, Deborah. Such a treat to use the Zibra brushes.

  7. susan says

    So you can use regular flat paint as a chalkboard paint? Sure didn’t know that! Turned out so cute! Thanks for yet another giveaway! Love Zibra brushes!

  8. dianne anderson says

    I love to see what great ideas you come up with! Love this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Kb says

    That is ridiculously creative AND cute!!

  10. Amanda P. says

    I love the beautiful contrast between the frame color and chalkboard, such richness and character!

  11. Mother Deer says

    Your mirror repurpose project is very clever, as usual. I have a wooden tray that I would tackle first if I were to win the Zibra brushes. Thanks for making this giveaway possible 🙂

  12. Judy Iverson says

    Love the upcycle. I especially love the apothecary bottles. I’m starting my own collection of those.

  13. Sue Pagels says

    I’ve already won some brushes, so I am not entering, but just wanted to say it’s a cool project and LOVE the brushes!!!

  14. gwen says

    This looks great and what a wonderful use for all those little shelves that can be had cheaply!

  15. Ginny says

    Such a clever way to display your collection! Love this! I have so many projects that are on my list I don’t even know where to start! I just received a hand me down buffet that I’m thinking of removing the stain and applying a light white wash or maybe I should start with something smaller like painting my end table. New brushes would come in handy either one I choose to tackle first! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Those bottles tell such a story and I miss having actual apothecaries so we can heal naturally.

  16. L. says

    Really a cute piece! Hope you and your family are doing well. Keep on!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! We are and enjoying beautiful spring weather. Hugs!

  17. lyn says

    Great idea. Super cute.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway too. New paint brushes are always welcome.

  18. Cynthia Bills says

    Cute idea for the mirror frame, I love it! Thanks for the give-a-way!

  19. Kaycee says

    Hi Larissa, wow, this is a huge mirror frame, I was filled by the first photo! This is such a cool and unique project,. I love that it is beautiful to look at and so useful. Your apothecary bottles look awesome on the shelves. Once again, you can see how awesome the Zibra paint brushes are to work with.
    I hope you and your family had a blessed Easter.

    • Larissa says

      It is definitely HUGE! It would make a great bathroom vanity mirror with the mirror in it. I have one like it. tee hee. Thanks so much for the smile! 😀

  20. Kim Banko says

    Just love this Larissa! Almost anything looks wonderfully artistic when framed with a pretty frame!
    Awesome upcycle!!

  21. Fiona says

    So clever! I love all the mini shelves. They can be decorated in so many different ways.

    • Larissa says

      Yes! Holidays, or special events…so many possibilities. Thanks!

  22. Melanie says

    So very clever and creative!

  23. Claudine says

    I am not surprised that you were surprised at how big that mirror frame is! lol It is huge! You made it absolutely adorable with the shelves, apothecary bottles and art work. 🙂
    What would I paint with (more) Zibra brushes? I have a little collection of currently unattractive candlesticks I need to makeover, along with a spice rack (that will be for nail polish) and a couple trays. Those are items I am redoing to donate to my kid’s school auctions and 2 pro-life organizations we support, than then there is my daughter’s dresser….. more supplies are always welcome! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      It’s almost identical to the one I used in our bathroom remodel. I wish it had the mirror! Thank you for the love. Sounds like you’re as busy as a bee!

  24. Alicia H says

    Everything in my house needs a fresh coat of paint! I would love to do it in fun colorful boho style.

  25. SONJA HANSEN says

    Such a clever way to use the old mirror frame. I would never have even thought about putting little shelves inside. I do have some projects to paint a couple of small cabinets in my kitchen as soon as it warms up just a bit more so that I can do the sanding outside. And, then on my my kitchen chairs that are showing a lot of natural distressing. They were painted in 1987. I know I will put the Zibra brushes to good use.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I was excited to put my loot to use. 😉 You definitely will love this set for all you have to do. Love these!

  26. Kelly Kayfes says

    Great idea, It’s. Lovely!

  27. Jennifer says

    Once again you created something I wouldn’t have thought of! Such a creative mind!

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad to hear it, Jennifer. Thank you for the smile.

  28. Marietta Walker says

    This is so fortuitous! I just found a beautiful big and old frame on the side of the rode. o mirror, no back, but you have inspired me!

    • Larissa says

      Score for you!! That’s awesome, Marietta. Have fun with it!

  29. amy says

    Such much to do…need brushes. Mine have been worn down to a nub! Thanks for sharing your creative talents.

  30. Kim Harkey says

    I love that upcycle. I would have never thought to put little shelves on there.

  31. Becky Fischer says

    I am impressed as usual. It is just amazing that you make use of what others would call trash and make into beauty.

  32. a elizabeth e Minx says

    I’ve got an old side table that could use a new coat of pain to revive it. That’s the first thing I’d paint

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