It’s interesting how something so simple as a small can of paint can almost magically transform the look of something.
I’ve been brightening things up a bit around the old homestead. Items that I still like but maybe no longer love. So my challenge is to transform, modify or reinvent a yawn inducing item into something a little more spectacular.
Last Summer I made my own vintage inspired mirror.
It started out a brand new 22 inch square Kirkland picture frame. I found it at a thrift store for only a few dollars and snatched it up immediately upon discovering it was a square instead of the typical rectangle shape.
Instead of just filling it with pictures I decided to make my own vintage inspired mirror with a letter “S” vinyl decal, sheet music and a can of Krylon Mirror spray. (Here is the full tutorial.) I quite enjoyed how it turned out and happily lived with the original brown frame and mat for about a year. Then one day last month I didn’t seem to love the mud colored hue as much as before. I wanted to lighten and brighten it.
Out came a can of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White. This spray paint had such great coverage that I only used one coat on both the mat and the frame. After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the edges of the frame a bit. (And just like that, a wonderful new look.)
One more time, here is the browny before.
It’s a fun change (no more boring brown) and I’m liking the new look for my vintage inspired mirror. (Especially with the reflection of the Pokemon video my son was watching in the background.)
So what about you? Have you recently transformed something with a little magic in a can?
I’m sharing at this fun party: