From Drab to Fab Thrift Shop Mirror Upcycle with Houndstooth Stencil

September 11, 2018
 I found this dated dark wood mirror in my shed last week.  

I purchased it at the thrift shop.  It needs a makeover!

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I removed the mirror from the frame for easy painting!
I brushed on a coat of *Dixie Belle Paint Company Boss in ClearBoss will prevent dark stain bleeding through my white paint.  It's low odor too!  Much better than shellac or shellac based primers.

*Dixie Belle Paint Company has provided me with complimentary paint products.  All opinions about the products are my own.

Next, I applied two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop ClothDrop cloth is my new favorite white.

I am going to stencil it onto the mirror frame.

Look how the stencil just fit the mirror!

I pounced on the houndstooth pattern using a bristle stencil brush, and Ceramcoat craft paint in black.  I sealed the stencil and Dixie Belle paint with Krylon Gallery Series Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish.  

Using the Krylon is a safe way to seal stenciling with craft paint.  Some sealers will smear the black craft paint when brushed on.

Mirror Upcyle with Houndstooth Stencil #oldsignstencils #dixiebellepaint
I then added the Tim Holtz Foundry Number Tag from Joann Fabrics.  It's just for fun!

There are 10 assorted tags in the package for $7.99.

Mirror Upcyle with Houndstooth Stencil #oldsignstencils #dixiebellepaint
Now the mirror makes a statement!

Mirror Upcyle with Houndstooth Stencil #oldsignstencils #dixiebellepaint
I'm not drab,

Mirror Upcyle with Houndstooth Stencil #oldsignstencils #dixiebellepaint
I'm FAB!

Mirror Upcyle with Houndstooth Stencil #oldsignstencils #dixiebellepaint
**Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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