Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DIY Vintage Mirror Tray Makeover

Now that it's summer and I have the space to do some hands-on DIY projects, I've been on the hunt for some cool items that I can makeover into something pretty for our new house (that we haven't found yet... actually, I fell in love with a house but it's way over our budget. le sigh.).  

Earlier this week, I came across this vintage mirror tray while at an AmVets Thrift Store (I need to go back without my girls next time -- there's so many cool things there!).  I began thinking on the way home what could I do to make it prettier, but keep the vintage look.  That's when spray paint popped into my head.  I'm all about spray paint because it's easy -- sand, prime, and spray is where it's at! 

 Just look at that detail! Gorgeous!

After the girls and I left AmVets, we went to Michael's to look at spray paint.  The varieties of spray paint have really increase over the past couple of years -- there were so many options!  I came across one that is a primer + paint in one and that means one less step for me.  As a mama who has to work hard during the naptime hustle, I decided this product was for me.  

Paint + primer in one = winning.

Once we got home, we headed out onto the patio so the girls could play while I started on my project. Thank heavens for Little People princess dolls!  I only got slightly distracted a few times by this little cutie. 

I did a few coats (about 10 minutes in-between) and it's amazing how pretty just some white spray paint can make something! 

That original detail is JUST 
as pretty in white!

I'm basically in love with the finished product -- I'll probably give this one to my mom and make another (I mean heck, she's letting us live with her until we find a house so she should be the one who gets to use it!).

Swoon! I think it's the bright white and the beautiful flowers that make it perfectly stunning! 

Now onto planning my next project -- chalk paint!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Emy  |  Semigloss Design
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She's Crafty
Sarah  |  Making Joy & Pretty Things

This month our theme is thrift store makeover.  I'd love if you took a minute to look through and see what each of the hosts were able to makeover this month.  Feel free to add your own thrift store makeover project to the link up and use the hashtag #InspireMyCreativity on social media!


  1. Very cute! I have one of these old mirrored trays on my nightstand. Isn't it fun how a little paint can perk things right up? Love it!

  2. I love this!! It would be the perfect addition for a guest room redo that I'm trying to start! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Spray paint is the BEST for updates like this!! So simple, but it makes SUCH a difference - this tray looks awesome!

  4. It came out SO beautifully! I love the way you upscaled this!

  5. Love the redo! Amazing what a little paint can do.

  6. How pretty! I love that it was a simple fix and it changed up the whole vibe!

  7. Wow I love how pretty that tray turned out! The white is so clean, but still lets the gorgeous detailing shine. So gorgeous!

  8. What a great find! The details are beautiful. I've saved and remade a few large mirrors from thrift stores. They're usually one of the first things I look for!

  9. Such a great find! It looks so pretty painted white!

  10. I LOVE how it turned out! And yes, paint and primer in one IS winning haha!

  11. I love how it turned out! Great post!

  12. It really looks gorgeous! It was beautiful initially, but the white really makes it incredible :)

  13. I love how this turned out and I love mirror trays!! I'll have to give it a try when I update my office!

  14. Love how it turned out! The detail on that mirror is so pretty.

  15. This is very cool! Very attractive, thanks for sharing your idea!

  16. I love vintage finds like this! You gave it the perfect facelift! XO

  17. Beautiful!!!! I love this idea and project - what a great update!!


  18. I love how this turned out! I have a few old mirrors laying around...I might have to give this a try!

  19. It turned out great Lauren! I love how paint can transform something from blah to awesome! Also, thanks so much for being a co-host in the link up!

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