Deco Mirror Makeover from Maine

I knew the minute I saw this mirror while on vacation in Maine, that I was going to makeover the leaded deco mirror I had at home in much the same style.  There was plenty more coastal decor inspiration where this mirror came from, but since I already had a similar mirror at home, I knew this would be at the top of my list.


Here is the mirror I found in Maine.  Painted all white, a bit chippy, but with a dark gray decorative topper.  I loved the contrast of white with dark gray.


Here is the mirror I had at home.  Similar style with a shell designed decorative piece.


I taped it off, painted all white.  Sanded off most of the white around the top and the rest of the mirror, until it looked like this.  I went back to the picture and realized that the white and gray were two distinct colors.



So I rubbed the top shell piece with some black antique stain, sanded a bit off, and then taped off the shell piece and painted the rest of the mirror with a few more coats of bright white.


By then I didn’t want to press my luck by adding any chippyness (I’m still on learning curve).


And I’m THRILLED at how pretty it looks, now.  Once again, I think it’s the contrast of white and dark gray that makes it so showy.  Lovin’ it now and it’s going in the basement.

~ Amy


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6 Responses to Deco Mirror Makeover from Maine

  1. Anne April 7, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    That’s such a cute mirror! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  2. chris aka monkey April 7, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    i like it and it does look close to the one in picture, distressing is not hard if you go slow and keep stepping back away and looking at your project ,i use one of those fine sanding blocks xx

  3. Feral Turtle April 7, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    I love your mirror makeover. You did an amazing job and it looks even better than your inspiration piece! I think living in an old chippy house makes me afraid to distress stuff so I have a hard time with it too!

  4. Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel April 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Your mirror turned out great Amy! I love the shape of it too. It’s so pretty.

  5. Doreen@househoneys April 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    Very pretty Amy! How cool that you found something almost exactly like what you already had, and especially because it’s a rather unique shape.


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