For this month’s Thrift Store Decor project I’m giving this rustic Pottery Barn Mirror a makeover. This piece has been in my storage shed for years. I prefer to change up things, but lucky for me I only need to give this a makeover for the Thrift Store challenge.
You can see that I got a great deal on this. I paid less than $5, and the original sticker price of the pottery barn mirror was $59.
Remove mirror and hardware
After removing the mirror and all the hardware, the Pottery Barn Rustic Mirror Cabinet was ready to paint. The fastest way to get good coverage is with a Super Finish Max paint sprayer. Of course I used my diy chalky paint primer with Simply White paint from Behr. I had the large spray shelter set up for other projects.
White rustic pottery barn mirror cabinet
Although I like the white paint, but you know I can’t leave it alone there.
Rustic Mirror Cabinet gets Glazed
This is my favorite smoked glaze topcoat. It glazes the project as well as helps seal the chalky paint. I prefer to use a chip brush for applying the glaze. The magic of this glaze is how easy it is to change the color depending on how much glaze you use. See more details in my post How to Glaze Painted Furniture.
I went light on the glaze for this makeover. That means I mostly did a dry brush technique.
Don’t be mislead by this photo. The cabinet is still a mirror, but it’s so difficult to take pictures of mirrors. So, with a little digital trickery, I made the cabinet look like a chalkboard.
After the glaze dried, I added the mirror and the hardware back to the Pottery Barn Mirror Cabinet. I can imagine this would be handy by the door to hold keys, phones, wallet etc. It could even hold onto the mail as you come back in the door.
I would love for you to pin this project before you hop over to see what my friends have been up to for their thrift store projects!
This is our Thrift Store Day, be sure to check out all the projects below.
Rustic Pottery Barn Mirror Makeover
Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Lazy Susan
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Awww such an ugly duckling before! Now it’s beautiful again!
Thanks so much Christina. I wonder why I waited so long to do it! 🙂
Your update was gorgeous. I love the glaze--such a pretty effect. I think a holiday saying writteb in chalk on black scrapbook paper cut to size would be a nice holiday update from a slightly different look, too!
It's so pretty, I love it white, can't believe the original price, crazy!
What a steal you found! Love it all creamy white.
great transformation of a great bargain!
Christy @ Our Southern Home
What a fabulous makeover! Your thrift store has some great prices!!!!
Wow, what a great find!! Love the transformation 🙂
Photographing mirrors IS difficult and I'm so rarely interested in being in the photos- loved how you handled that conundrum!