Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thrifty Thursday ~ Octagon Mirror

Woot woot! I'm so happy it's Thursday! Y'all we are battling a nasty case of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease this week. Poor little Jack man is miserable, I wont go into detail but it's nasty nasty nasty. And yesterday evening Will came up to me and said "Excuse me mom, the way far back of my tongue hurts really really bad"....Lovely. So needless to say, I'm a tad more excited for this week to come to an end. I need my man to be home and send in the reinforcements. 

But on with the fun! I was wandering through GoodWill last week looking for a table for my new craft room when I came across this mirror for $3
What a fun shape huh?!? My first thought was to ditch the mirror and replace it with chickenwire. I thought it would be a hot item in the Etsy shop. But upon further inspection I realized that the frame was plastic and there was no way that mirror would come out nicely. But for $3 I thought it should still come home with me. 
A little Annie Sloan Chalk paint and distressing and it is a perfect touch for a new area of our home! Yep, I've been rearranging the house....again...but this is the last time, I promise! Maybe ;) You'll see the whole new space in a few weeks. 
Here's a little closeup. Can you see the gold and faux wood showing through? Yes, her chalk paint is a bit pricy but a little goes A LONG WAY and it sticks to anything without priming, which is a good thing because I'm known for skipping steps. :) 

Three dollar thrifty find = one happy momma!

Stay healthy y'all!


  1. Super ko, a mirror for three dollars is amazing! Mirrors are usually so pricey.
    I hope you little men get to feeling better soon!

  2. nice find! I love the paint and would have never thought of that. You have an 'eye' for creativity!

  3. I love what you did with it. When I saw the original, I thought, hmmm. You do have the eye!

  4. agreeing with last post!
    you made that something i would want in my home! I would have passed it by before!

  5. Never would have believed that mirror was only 3 bucks...and what you've done with it is amazing!!!

  6. I love it I love it!! It's amazing what a bit of white paint can do!!
    Hoppin in from Cory's thrifty thursday!!

  7. See... you always find the best thrift store frames and mirrors! Eeeppp -- I am a sucker for fun shapes and this octagon is fabulous!