Friday, June 14, 2013

Repainted Goodwill Mirror

It's been a big week for projects in this house. After finishing the end tables from the previous post, I found a great mirror at Goodwill for $3.99. Huge and heavy, with a brown wood frame that had seen better days. I'd been wanting to create a block corner for Scarlet with a mirror to help with three dimensional block play, like I'd seen on An Everyday Story's blog. I used the same Lagoon paint I used for the drawers on the end tables to repaint the mirror frame so it'd match the rest of the room, and still be bright enough to encourage creativity and provide a bright play atmosphere.

It was really simple--just cover the mirror with newspaper, and spray paint the frame. I did three coats (prime it first and you won't need to do that many, but I was out of primer and didn't want to make a trip to the store), followed by two coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge.

I'd like to get a sturdier surface for her block play, but she really loves this play mat so it's a good option for now. She loves it and it matches her new mirror.

1 comment:

Carmen said...

What a bright, pretty play corner for Scarlet! I love all the bright colors. Good idea for her to have a mirror on her level, too.