ThriftyFabric framed mirror | HometalkMart 20, 2021
One thing I always look for when scouring or browsing the yard sale is frames. There are so many great ways to reuse them. Add a mirror to the mix and you can create a real show stopper! Here’s how I recently upcycled a thrift store frame and mirror:
And this is what these pieces looked like before:
Both had beautiful details in the frames, and for about $ 3 each, I knew I would find a use for them at some point.
It was easy to make this lovely cloth framed mirror. I started with the frames, of course, scraps of fabric from a recent chair upholstery project (I used a curtain panel), and a piece of hardboard cut to match the frame. (Hardboard is like breadboard, but without holes.)
First, I painted my frames with DIY chalk paint, sanded them a bit to bring out the pretty details, and waxed them with Annie Sloan’s clear, soft wax.
I cut the fabric about an inch larger than the hardboard and then covered the hardboard with hot glue to secure the fabric:
Then I put it back into the frame and secured it with little nails:
I also put the mirror back and attached it the same way. Then I hot glued the mirror frame to the middle of my framed panel of fabric. This is just to keep the mirror in place temporarily.
Flip the whole thing over and secure the frame more permanently with screws. I added one in each corner:
I’m keeping this to myself so I left my back as it is. If it went into my shop I would cover the back with brown construction paper.
Wasn’t it that easy? I love how it turned out!
There are so many options when it comes to fabrics. You can create one that can be coordinated with any room in the house.
This was my final makeover in my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series. Follow the link below to see them all! 🙂 🙂
Would you like more information about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!