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Fancy Frugal Life: Goodwill Mirror to Chalkboard

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Goodwill Mirror to Chalkboard



I am helplessly addicted to thrifting and spay paint. Together they make the best team.

Here's a recent Goodwill bargain at $5.99. The mirror was not great quality, but I liked the unique shape of this frame so I disguarded the mirror and sent my sweet husband to the Depot to get a piece of wood cut to fit. I sanded and primed both pieces.



Then I rolled on two seperate coats of Rustoleum Chalkboard paint onto the wood, and sprayed the frame with my fav color lately Catalina Mist by Krylon. After they were dry we nailed the wood to the frame and I sanded the edges of the frame a little.



Yay, she looks so great in our entryway now!



And my new chalkboard goes well with this



and this




Why am I so obsessed with all shades of this yummy color?



Maybe cause of this?



Probably :)



Thanks for stopping by!

xo
Lina
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40 Comments:

At July 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Conny Mc said...

I just found your blog recently and love it. Did you paint that buffet that is included in this post?

 
At July 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Love it! I'm with you on the blue, it's one of my current favorites too. You're pieces are great, now I want to go find a frame too!
-Molly
www.justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com

 
At July 19, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger southernscraps said...

Awesome! Love the lines of that frame and the color you used.

 
At July 19, 2011 at 5:07 PM , Blogger B.B. said...

I love your projects! The chalk board is great! The color is perfect!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 5:08 PM , Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

That looks fantastic! I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for a mirror like that to do the same thing. I know just the spot for it! :-)
Vanessa

 
At July 19, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

This looks fabulous! I just love it!

 
At July 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger once in a blue moon said...

cute stuff~

 
At July 19, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Shelia said...

Oh, your chalk mirror looks so cute but I'm totally in love with your hutch - it's gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

 
At July 19, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Miss Char said...

That is a great shape on the frame and it looks perfect in your entry as a message board. Thank you for sharing.

 
At July 19, 2011 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Anita said...

I love it! Am gonna have to hit up my local Goodwill in search of a treasure like this! Thanks for sharing.

 
At July 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Modern Day Crafts said...

What a GREAT find!!! A true fancy, I just love every bit of it.

 
At July 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! I prolly shouldn't admit this but I think I'm th eonly one in blogland without a chalk board. Oh, the horrors! :-)

Just found your blog and so glad to be a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you. Stop by and say hi when you can ~

Pat

 
At July 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the transformation of the mirror to chalkboard and love the hutch and table, too. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

 
At July 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Melissa @ Vintage Afterthoughts said...

Beautiful! It is so great that you were able to spot this at Goodwill and see such beautiful potential in it! :)

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

Very cute. Love the blue. I did this to a goodwill mirror too, but I flipped the mirror over and painted the back of it with chalkboard paint. Worked great. Love the way your mirror looks with the other pieces in your room.

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Bee said...

popping over from Thrifty Decorating! what a great idea before and after!

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Would you believe that I JUST walked past a mirror in my garage that looks exactly like that....I was putting in the pile to give to GW....that is such a great idea to take out the mirror and put in a piece of wood....I think that I am going to do that! Thanks so much for linking! I'm going to feature this tonight on my FB page! :)

 
At July 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great job. Love the Tiffany blue. Thanks for visiting me, and for the compliment.

 
At July 20, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Oly Momma said...

I love it! I want to do something similar to my pantry door. Great find too. What day of the week do you find you have the best luck at the GW? -Jess (at) OlyMomma

 
At July 21, 2011 at 6:38 AM , Blogger Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

It looks so great! I'm with you on that color - <3 it!

 
At July 21, 2011 at 6:45 AM , Blogger Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

That Catalina Mist is really lovely! Don't blame you for using it so much. It works so well on your chalkboard frame, too!

 
At July 21, 2011 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Brooke said...

I LOVE IT! That mirror has such a cute shape!

 
At July 21, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger NicoleD said...

Awesome! I have an old mirror lying around that this would be perfect for. Thx for sharing!

 
At July 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Love it! Why can't I ever find mirrors and frames in such cute shapes? It looks fantastic! (PS - Saw you on the Somewhat Simple link party.)

 
At July 21, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Heaven's Walk said...

What a great shape that frame has! Just beautiful! What did we ever do without our beloved chalkboard paint, anyway? lol! I just did a large one for my kitchen. Check it out on my blog! (heavens-walk.blogspot.com) Great job and that little French inspired table is gorgeous!

xoxo laurie

 
At July 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM , Blogger McKelle said...

What a great find! Love the color too!

 
At July 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM , Blogger dana @ wonder forest said...

love it! that colour is amazing too ;)
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

 
At July 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Suburbsmama said...

Love it, I am your newest follower. I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow. Please come and grab a button when you get a chance.

 
At July 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM , Blogger jandjhome said...

I love it. I just did this with a $5 garage sale frame and I love it.

 
At July 23, 2011 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Elegantpaws said...

very cool frame shape. looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

 
At July 23, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Blogger Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

I am featuring your project tomorrow... thank you so much for sharing it!

 
At July 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This turned out beautiful. I love picture and mirror chalkboard conversions and this one is FAB! Well done! HomeSavvyAtoZ.com is your newest follower!

 
At July 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Queenie said...

I love your framed chalkboard and that color you chose! Great job! Thanks for the little reminder that you wrote on your chalkboard too...I needed that especially after the day I've had...come to think of it.... I think I need to go write that on my little chalkboard lol :)

 
At July 25, 2011 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Patti said...

Cute post...love the GF graphic on your end table....I had fun copying it, too! Especially like your mirror with the chalkboard - that is next on my list of things to do...Also like the idea of the suitcase for your brothers wedding!...thanks for stopping by Pandora's Box

 
At July 25, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Debra said...

Love it! I am also loving the shades of tiffany blue - has to be because of the inspiration for sure. :)

 
At July 25, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger BeingBrook said...

Love the chalkboard and great deal at only $6! Did you know that you can paint the mirror with chalkboard paint? You just have to prime it really well first.

 
At July 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

I love Goodwill mirrors. I've found so many cool mirrors over the past 2 months. Love the shape of that one.

Michelle
http://confessionsofaholidayjunkie.blogspot.com/

 
At July 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM , Blogger poppilinnstudios said...

Love the chalk board! I've been wanting to make one for my kitchen.
Maybe that'll be my next project.
-Lynn

 
At August 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Rachel Sue said...

I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

 
At August 2, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

just found you on reduce, reuse and recycle. I love this chalkboard so cute!

 

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