Did you every put a coat of paint to something and love it when you were done? This is my favorite way to make the house look different for virtually no money. You can reinvent anything in your home with paint! I’ve painted many items over the years, some I was nervous to paint but in nearly every case I liked it better after it was painted. Maybe it needs a fresh coat or maybe you want to add some color or change it completely. The mirror in our bath that I just did a mini makeover on had a mirror that you didn’t see in the photos. It was here when we bought the house. I decided to give it a fresh coat of black paint that I used on the vanity.
If you have paint that is leftover from another project it makes it a no cost change! Here are a few tips I find helpful when painting.
The biggest thing is to stir your paint really well to remix it again (it separates after sitting).
Make sure you have a clean, dry brush. A flat head screwdriver is your best friend when opening your paint cans!
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is to clean your brushes as soon as you’re done. Take a few minutes to clean them thoroughly and let them air dry. You’ll be able to use them over and over again!
This little project took me about 20 minutes. I laid out my drop cloth right on the kitchen floor. I taped off the mirror to protect it from the paint. I didn’t worry about being perfect, I’m ok with a few bits showing through.
I love that the black ties into the vanity and picture frame colors. I never loved the silver against the paint color in the bath. The great thing about this is that I can change it again if I feel like it. I keep a basket on top of the toilet for extra TP and extra soap that I keep in one of my milk glass containers.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I feel so renewed after reading through the surveys from yesterday. If you missed taking the reader survey, don’t worry it’s not too late! I would love you to fill one out. You can take it HERE. I’ll keep it open for at least a few more days to give everyone a chance to complete it if they wish.
Thank you! Susan