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I love to go to my local thrift store to snoop around. Occasionally, ok most of the time, I will find some neat stuff that is just not quite right. Usually because it is the wrong colour or the paint is damaged. On one trip I found a great candlestick that had quite a unique shape that I loved. It was just multi coloured and all of the paint was chipping off. I also found a great mirror for my front entryway to go with my new table (that I also got at the my local thrift store) and fixed up. The mirror was sun shaped and yellow. I know, sun’s are supposed to be yellow but that would not match my vision for the entryway!
Here is a picture of my finds:
This is where a simple can of spray paint comes in handy. First, to paint the mirror I had to remove the mirror part. I successfully got the tape off of the back but it was pretty sticky from the tape residue. I used Goof Off to remove the gunk. It works great but it smells quite strong so be sure to use it in a ventilated area.
Then I started to remove the little nails that hold the mirror in place and then there was a little oopsie!
Some projects don’t go as smoothly as others. Sometimes oopsies happen but I carried on with the spray painting plan! I figured I could deal with the broken mirror later. I used a Valspar spray paint with a flat finish because that is what I had on hand. I’m all about using what you have!
The candlestick and the mirror turned out great! I did end up spray painting the candlestick with a valspar clear satin finish because the flat finish didn’t look quite right when it was with my other candle sticks.
Now I had to decide what to do with my broken mirror until I could find a replacement. I decided to use some cardboard and spray paint it silver. It worked not to badly at all! Even fooled Kevin when he went to look in it and said ‘Hey, this isn’t a mirror!’
Eventually, on a trip to Michael’s I found a 10 inch mirror that would fit it perfectly. Only $6.99 and I used my coupon for 40 percent off so even better! I just had to pop it into place. I decided to stay away from adding the nails to secure it (no repeats of the last oopsie) and opted to secure it with clear packing tape.
Finally my small spray paint DIY that turned into a little bit more is complete. I think it turned out great and I love how the mirror turned out. The candle stick fits in perfectly as well!
Not too bad for some extremely inexpensive thrift store finds. Although I did have to spend little at Michael’s to fix my broken mirror accident.
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