DIY: Painted Mirror

Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than filling it with handmade treasures. This year I tried to get creative with my Christmas decorations and steer away from my traditional decor. I have a large mirror that I place above the mantle from time to time. The mirror’s frame was dark brown, however I’ve been having the urge to escape the ‘dark ages’, so I painted it white.
You didn’t think I was gonna stop there did you?
I began sketching some ideas for a holiday message to paint on the mirror. Having fallen in love with France this year, I felt it was only natural to bring a little piece of it into my home this Christmas.

Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Creative Christmas Spirit

Clean the surface of your mirror to remove any dust or pesky finger prints. Lightly trace out your design using a thin brush and a small amount of paint. Once you are happy with your design, thicken your brush strokes and embellish to your heart’s delight! 
Photos by: KHJ
Joyeux Noel, or Merry Christmas as we like to say it. Such an easy way to spruce up a plain-jane mirror. And the best part… it comes off with soap and water. Hooray!
(I know I am being a tease with this photo of the finished mirror. I promise you will see it again very soon. Photos of my Winter Whimsy decor coming soon!)

Posted 12/21/10, Topic: DIY

  • lesley graham
    December 21, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    such a cute idea. i love france too! can't wait to see the FULL reveal;)

  • Sara
    December 21, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    You are being a tease but I can't wait to see the finished designs!

  • Emily {Rue de France}
    December 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    Bonne idée! Let's see!

  • sunny
    December 23, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    Your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL!

    I've been an admiring of pretty writing since I learned cursive in elementary school (grade 5?)

    I want to print the photo of your draft page just to I can study it and copy the writing :)

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm |

    Sunny – By all means copy away! I like to look at different handwritings on invitations and such for inspiration. I am always amazed by the creative approaches.

  • Kameryn Graham
    December 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm |

    Joyeux Noel !!! I love the mirror ! Merry Christmas !!!!

    PS….. i know that bloggers love love love comments from their sisters !!

    Love ya !

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