Thrift Shop Mirrored Planter Box Up-Cycle with Paint, Stencils & a Drawer Pull

May 23, 2017

 My project starts with this thrift shop mirrored planter box.  

When I'm lucky the mirror can be easily removed for painting but on this one, it was not the case.  I didn't tape it off either.  I used a very fine bristled artist brush to carefully and slowly paint along the mirror.   I brushed on two coats of DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Relic.

I stenciled on the word "Grow" with Momenta Adhesive Alphabets & Numbers Stencil and Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin.  I moved the g up further for the stencil.  It was too low lined up evenly with the bottoms of the other letters.

I also gave this old metal dresser knob two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin.

This is how my stencil turned out.

And this is the drawer pull. Use your drill to make a hole for the knob back.
  I used my FolkArt Home Decor Layering Block and Ceramcoat Craft Paint in Walnut Noyer to distress the edges.  Information on the Layering Block can be found HERE.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Mirrored Plant Box
I also sealed the piece with Varathane Clear Matte Finish Polyurethane. (a water based poly) 

Upcycled Thrift Shop Mirrored Plant Box
The piece can either hang on the sawtooth hanger on the back or sit on a table or shelf.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Mirrored Plant Box
You could add a rectangle of foam and stick faux plant pics into the foam as well.  Easy and inexpensive thrift shop decor!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. you always make the cutest things i love this xx

  2. I love it when I find a new blog notice from you when I open my email. If you get paint on glass or mirrors you can usually get it off easily with the gentle use of a razor blade.

  3. Awesome transformation! Love it.


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