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.
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.
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.
It pays to have a stash…just sayin’. haha. These will fill up the space and add more function that just art too.
Next, I stain the frame to a rich, dark color called Provincial.
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. Two coats of paint, then primed by rubbing chalk all over the surface.
Also, I need to hang the mini shelves. I measure and mark and then I’m good to go.
Finally, here is my upcycled mirror frame turned wall decor. It’s funky, fun, and oh so useful too.
I couldn’t wait to add a few of my apothecary stash to those shelves. Likewise, it’s no surprise I’m a sucker for them. They’re so unique and tell a lovely story.
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!!
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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