If you don't know, now you know; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DIY projects! There isn't anything more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands that looks like something you would pay good money for out of the store. This particular project was created by my friend, Fee! You can check out her Insta-feed @feesetfree. We share not only a love for things like this, but also a deep love for the Lord. She is so creative and I love her beautiful decor, meals and everything she chooses to share. When she first came up with this project, we were suppose to do it together. I could never find a mirror that fit the measurements for my unique space. Fee created her beautiful chalkboard mirror and I continue to be on a hunt for the perfect one for me. Little did I know, until recently, she was hunting too. LOL I'm so blessed to call her my friend.
I'd looked online for various mirrors, as well as in several stores, to find the right mirror for my space. One day while in Walmart, I thought I'd look again for mirrors and see if they had anything different. They didn't, but my outlook was different. Instead of looking for a longer mirror, I saw smaller individual mirrors that might work. I took two home and held them against my wall and I was so happy to see that not only were they the perfect width, but the fact that they were two separate mirrors really added something special to that area decor wise. This was such a fun and easy project, I wanted to share it, because anyone can do it. In this smaller size, you could give these as gifts as well.
You'll need glass cleaner, paper towels (to clean your mirror), newspaper (to protect your surface), chalk paint, paint brushes and some chalk to write and draw once your chalk mirror is completed. Let's get into the steps:
Make sure to clean your mirror really well to remove dust and leftover glue from underneath places where stickers were.
Mix your chalk paint thoroughly! It's very important.
Begin painting. I went from corner to corner and taking my time with each stroke. Though I didn't use painter's tape, I'd recommend it, especially if you want to paint with more speed and have the frame of your mirror be protected.
Allow paint to dry completely in between coats. It took about 3 coats on one mirror and 4 on the other.
Decorate and hang as you like. Though I didn't have any on hand at the time of this project, I'd recommend colorful chalk for more creative drawings.
If you do this diy, I'd love to know and see photos of your creation. Tag me on Instagram or twitter @glamourgurunae; I'd love to see your diy photos there.
Thanks for taking a moment to visit me here. Have a blessed day!