Hi, my name is Maggie, and I’m a Craftaholic 😉
It’s been awhile since I really got my hands dirty with a craft project, but my favorite hobby and I have been reunited and it feels so good! Say hello to my new refurbished vintage mirror!
Last Sunday, Patrick encouraged me to go sit down and have lunch somewhere alone…that kind of encouragement comes about once a month and I always jump at the chance for some alone time! I hit up Subway then decided to walk down to the neighboring Thrift Store. I have a fellow blogger friend, Betsy, at Goldwill Digger who encouraged the visit. She blogs about all of her great designer finds at Goodwill and it’s absolutely fascinating to me how many amazing deals she finds! I didn’t go in with the intention of looking for clothing though…I had wanted to find a file cabinet to fill a space in our office since I had just completed our travel wall. No luck there though! As I was leaving the store empty handed, I spotted this mirror and felt an immediate connection…
This brassy beauty is heavy, extremely well made and was absolutely screaming my name for a makeover! After reluctantly paying the $35 fee for her, I took her home and did my research on the company name on the back. Turns out, SYROCO, stands for Syracuse Ornamental Company. Oh the smile I got on my face when I read that in the 1930’s these mirrors were a staple in celebrity homes! Suddenly my $35 investment seemed like the best deal ever!
I quickly got to work taking it apart so I could easily paint the frame. I first spray painted it brown and found that it was too dark to add the other colors. It looked good as is, but I really wanted this piece to add color to my room. So I re-sprayed Champagne which was much easier to add color to!
These were the colors I added. Some I mixed to make new colors, like the beautiful darker shade of blue!
It took two coats of each with a few additional touch up spots. Painting this mirror was much easier than I expected! I’m crafty, but I’m not artistic…you’d think otherwise looking at this piece right?! It’s totally doable for anyone who has the ability and patience to take their time 🙂 One tool that I found super helpful was a paint eraser. If you plan to refurbish your own old mirror, definitely invest in one of these. It was perfect for cleaning up dripped paint and the many accidental hand slips…I told you I’m no artist, but I am crafty! 😉
For $53.55, I turned someones trash given to Goodwill into my treasure and I couldn’t be happier about it! Plus I still have lots of paint left over! Stay tuned to this craft because next I’m going to share where it’s going and what needed to change for that to happen! Happy Crafting!
Be Blessed + Be A Blessing