Turning a thrift store find into coastal decor is one of my favorite ways to decorate. Here’s another easy project for my guest room makeover. I set a budget for this makeover and transforming old items is the way to get the look I want inexpensively. I’m glad I bought this mirror a few months ago. It was one of those “maybe I’ll find a use for it” purchases. Now, I have!
Flowers and the crackled paint effect are not looks that I love. But, the mirror just needed to be cleaned and I knew I could change the look of it with paint.
I’m changing the furniture in this room by switching out some pieces from other rooms and painting it all white. The accent color for the room needed to match a large Monet seascape print that I want to keep in the space. I bought Art Minds Sea Foam Chalk Paint, thinking it would be a match. It wasn’t quite the shade I wanted. So, I began experimenting. I mixed some Waverly Crystal Chalk Paint into the other paint and I was happy with the result. After painting, I used my palm sander to lightly distress the frame of the mirror.
I forgot to take a picture of the star fish before I painted it. It was reddish in color. I painted it and then distressed it a little to let the darker color show through. It’s hot glued to the mirror frame.
The final addition I made to the mirror was to add rope around it.
Now, this would have been easier if I had decided to do this before I added the star fish, but I made it work.
This just goes to show that no matter what style a thrift store find might be, with a little paint, you can make it fit right in to your decor. You can see the Monet print in the reflection. It matches well, I think.
The mirror cost $2.00 and it only took a small amount of paint. I had the rope on hand, so the cost of this was perfect. The starfish was purchased as a bag full of various shells. Did you see what I made with the netting that the shells came in? Have a look at my Coastal Wine Bottle to see how I repurposed the netting.
What’s your latest thrift store find?
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