Garage Sale Oval Mirror to Fall Pumpkin Welcome Sign!

August 27, 2017
My fall project today starts with this plastic or resin antique gold oval mirror with raised detail.  I paid $2.

First, I cleaned the mirror and frame and brushed on two coats of Deco Art Americana Chalky Paint in Heritage.  

Next, I added a taller gold lamp finial to the top of the frame with a screw.  I got the lamp finial free.

This is my project so far.

I wanted the detail to really pop on my frame so I then brushed on Rust-Oleum Chalked Glaze .  This is a brush on and wipe off glaze.  The more you put on and the longer you leave it on the darker it gets.  I also put the glaze on the finial to turn it from gold to a bronze color.

After finishing up my painting and glazing of the frame, I brushed on two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  The chalk paint sticks to the mirror and is a little lighter than actual chalkboard paint.  More of a charcoal than black.

Garage Sale Mirror to Pumpkin Welcome Sign
I sanded the graphite paint very lightly with 220 grit sandpaper to even out the chalkboard look surface.  I purchased this stencil from Hobby Lobby.

Garage Sale Mirror to Pumpkin Welcome Sign
I stenciled on "welcome" with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Light Ivory with my Dreamweaver Brush Set .

Garage Sale Mirror to Pumpkin Welcome Sign
The last step was to tie three strands of raffia to the finial and hang up my pumpkin!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Well now, isn't that a great idea! Your thrift store mirror looks wonderful!

  2. This is so stinkin' cute and creative! I love what you did!

  3. Wow, just wow! You and your talent never cease to amaze me.

  4. So very cute! I love all your clever up-cycles......thank you for sharing!

  5. How clever, and I love the paint color.

  6. What a smart idea. Way to upcycle a cheap garage sale find.

  7. Wow, this turned out great, love it!!

  8. wow, you looks very talented, Keep it up

  9. What a great $2 find. Looks great what you did with it.


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