Ugly mirror to Shabby Chic in two hours.

I bought this ugly mirror at a yard sale and with the cost of a can of primer and a can of spray enamel I was able to transform it.  It only took about an hour and made a nice addition to my craft room.  I thought about making it into a bulletin board but because the room only has one window I decided the mirror would help bring more light in.  


  • 1 can of primer spray paint
  • 1 can of enamel spray paint
  • 1 mirror

Step 1.

Spray mirror with primer and allow it to dry well. 

Step 2.

Spray on color you have chosen and allow it to dry well before handling it.  I usually apply a second coat after the first coat has dried.  For a shabby chic look you will probably want to use a flat paint.

To make a bulletin board or chalkboard just insert corkboard or thin chalkboard instead of the mirror.  You can purchase corkboard or chalkboard at Lowes or Home Depot. 

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.