Thursday, May 6, 2010

Transformation of Ikea Mirrors

I've been busy working on our master bed room makeover. While at a garage sale last week I came upon these lovely Ikea mirrors for 50 cents each.

Someone had already giving them a coat of mocha brown paint, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

I started out by going to my local Michael's store and purchasing some weathered wood crackling medium.

I then took the mirrors and applied one even coat of the crackling medium right on top of the existing paint.

After allowing the medium to dry completely, I then applied a layer of acrylic paint.

It's amazing to watch....right before your eyes you start to see the crackling taking place.

I added a sawtooth hanger on the back of each mirror.

Here's a close up of the crackling.

Here they are hanging in our master bedroom.

The big reveal for the master bedroom is getting closer, but we still have some things we're working on. I'm going to be sewing pillows and curtains and my husband will be building night stands.

Have a great day!


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  1. What a deal! Love what you did with them...I just love it when you see something like the mirrors and immediately get an idea! It really is a light bulb moment...LOL ~Robyn

  2. Great make over.

  3. Looking good...I just luv how THRIFTY they were! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)


  4. These turned out so cute! I love garage sale finds like these! Great job! I've never been to your blog before but I am excited for the room reveal now : )

  5. I love them! I actually have those same ones in my bathroom painted white. Thanks so much for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!!

  6. DOn't you just love a good deal :) Looks wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Those mirrors turned out awesome! You made it look so easy. I've got to try that crackle.

    I've signed on to Follow you. I'm so excited about your bedroom reveal. I got mine about half way done and well, it's still just half way completed. :) Oh well...

  8. That looks great! I love the crackle finish!! I love that Tapioca color. I use it a lot too.

  9. I love a good crackle! .50 is pretty dang thrifty, too.

  10. I love how these turned out!!! I have been wanting to try the crackle paint...what brand did you use??

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  11. Great job! They turned out fabulous! :)

  12. Very Pretty
    they turnout awesome
    Thanks for stopping by

  13. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and taking the time to visit my blog.

  14. Wow, those turned out amazing!

  15. I have been asked what "crackling medium" I used for this project.

    It is by DecoArt called Weathered Wood Crackling Medium.

    This product is very easy to work with. Hope this is helpful for you.

  16. Beautiful colors. Love the weathered look. A great project!

  17. These came out great! I love the crackle finish!! Good job!


  18. Wow! I love this! I have a couple mirrors like this that I started to do something with then lost interest! New idea to try for sure!

  19. I love the crackle finish! I did a similar project ( ) but I like yours because it's way faster! Great post!

  20. I just LOVE those IKEA mirrors - there are so many things you can do with them, like a blank slate! Lucky you finding them for 50 cents!! I thought I scored finding one for 1.99 at the local thrift store.

    I love the crackle - inspires me to try it one day!

  21. Just wonderful! You did a fabulous job! And what a great deal, too!!

  22. Terrific transformation! That extra touch you gave them was exactly what was needed to punch up the wow factor.

    Thanks for linking to my Time Travel Thursday linky party. Be sure to link any tips and tricks to my Tuesday linky party that just started, also.

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage



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