Before & After

Mirror, Mirror.....A Before and After

It was love at first sight-kind of- when I spotted this mirror at my favorite thrift store. I knew as soon as I saw it that I was going to paint it, I could just see it in my head, and let me tell you friends, it turned out even better than I imagined!!

Here is the before shot of the mirror, in all of its gold goodness....:)

Ignore the lady who didn't clean the mirror before taking the picture...

Ahhhh, much better!

For some reason, I thought hand painting with acrylic paint would let me get all of the detail on the mirror better. It took me about two minutes to realize this was an epic FAIL!


Boo-Yah!! Just what it took to get the job done! Did I mention that the awesome gold thrift store mirror is a real heavy plastic? Now that it is painted you can hardly tell.

Now for the reveal.....let me tell you, I am in love, love, love!!


Here they are side by side....

Better? It turned out exactly like I wanted/ imagined it! This was the very first piece in my bedroom redo-I need to get moving on it so I can show you the rest!
A Before and After...Jewelry Tray

After several mornings of searching the floor next to my nightstand for a missing earring, I decided that I really needed to find something to keep my earrings and other daily jewelry in. I was thinking a pretty dish or something of the sort when I spotted this
and I had an idea!

It was the perfect small size and the perfect price!

Oh Yeah!

I snapped it up, brought it home and sprayed it with a coat of primer.

Then I found my friend, Fusion!

If you have seen my Mirror, Mirror post, you may realize that I have a love affair with plastic and spray paint made for plastic!

After two coats of paint I assembled my work station (located conveniently on my coffee table in front of my televison.) I know, I'm fancy like that! :)

While I watched some of my favorite shows and went to town cutting out little squares that I then decoupaged onto my tray. I just place the squares into a pattern that I liked with some Mod Podge then I did two coats of Mod Podge over the surface and.....


I really love that word, ta-da! There just aren't enough occasions for me to use it in every day life!

Here they are side by side. I did the work and I can hardly believe they are the same tray! :)

So, can you guess what colors I am redecorating my bedroom in? Am I too old for a black and pink bedroom? Wait, don't answer that, I don't want to know! Black and pink it is! :)


  1. Beautiful mirror and tray. I see that you must be quite new to blog land. I am also! I just moved into a new house and I have a lot of work to do. Maybe we can learn some DIY and blogger tips from each other. I joined your blog, I know how exciting it is to see a new member! Maybe you could come and visit my blog and join also. Happy blogging and creating :)

  2. Thank you so much Carol! I have joined your blog too! It is exciting! :) I am fairly new to blogging, but I have been reading blogs for quite a long time! I love the blog world, all the creating, ideas, people you get to know, love it! Thanks for being here!! :)