Before & After: Mirror, Mirror On the Wall…

Before & After: Mirror

What a fun DIY project! Mirrors are both beautiful and practical and they belong in every room of the house — they open up space, provide extra light and reflect back all of that decorating love you’ve worked so hard on. My favorite mirrors are not the square, wood framed ones but instead are the unique mirrors that both compliment a room and might even serve as the statement piece.

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Beautiful and stunning mirrors don’t have to come at a high cost — search around your own home for a mirror that has lost it’s character or find one in need of a good refashion at a local thrift store, and then let your imagination take off…

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By applying a fresh coat of paint {following the examples of the above beautiful pieces: vintage black Crafty Nest mirror, tarnished gold High Street Market sunburst mirror and another Crafty Nest feminine mirror-turned-bulletin board} an ordinary or out-dated mirror is made over into a piece very worthy of your wall.

Not quite convinced? Follow the jump for more refashions using mosaic, ribbon and spoons (yes, spoons)!

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Design*Sponge featured this unique refashion by reader Faizura, who turned this old table mirror into a beautiful jewelry display case by applying a new coat of paint and replacing the mirror with a black velvet fabric for pinning up necklaces and earrings.

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This thrift store find received a dosing of white paint and a ribbon sash custom made by Centsational Girl.

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Make your own fabulous mosaic art by using a mirror as your starting point, then find fun dishes, glass ware and tiles at your local home improvement store, garage sales and Good Will. For an excellent How-To, check out DIY Ideas, and for more information on this chic zebra mirror head on over to Craft Stylish.

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Now about those spoons… how neat is this! Turn a plain mirror into a colorful art piece with bright spoons from — check out the DIY at Country Living. This ‘faux’ mirror above a canopy bed is ideal, it provides that much needed wall art with out being expensive or hazardous (any Californians out there? we know not to place large earthquake-shakable objects above our heads!). Country Living shares how to make a ghost mirror.

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Finally, Cathie Filian features a Before & After of a standard Ikea mirror.

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