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.

Materials:
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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