Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ikea Mirror Makeover


This was my first college dorm room. Courtesy of Ikea. It worked for me and I was proud of the room I created on a small college student budget. But now, though I have the same small budget, I am looking for a little bit more design, creativity, and adventure in my decorating. The simple black mirror wasn't working for me, and has been sitting in my closet for the past two years.

I knew that one day, I would give it a new life. And today was that day.

So, less than $8 later...


 
a close up - bamboo skewers found at the grocery store


I glued bamboo skewers (like for shish kabobs; they can be found at the grocery store)  to the back with my hot glue gun, and spray painted it cherry red. A couple hours and a couple dollars later my mirror is funner (that should be a word, right?) and happier! 

Later this week, I'll reveal the dresser that it hangs over. Let's just say it started out...purple and periwinkle!  


23 comments:

{All Thingz Related} said...

Love that mirror. Can't wait to see the dresser ;)
{Rebekah}

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Love, love, love it!!!

Lacey said...

You're right - that mirror does look happier! Great job!

The White Farmhouse said...

Great job with the mirror! Love the bright cheery color!

barbie said...

I think I love you.......

Alyssa Barnett said...

This is so cute! Nice way to bring that mirror back to life!

Alyssa
lifeoflyssie.com

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Holly said...

That is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Love the color a lot and the bamboo skewers and a great detail.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

Sara said...

Great idea!! Love it!! I might have to copy you on that one. I've been looking at sunburst mirrors and they're so expensive! This is a great DIY idea!!

Josiah's Mom said...

so creative-why can't i be so creative?

Christy said...

I love it! Great job...and thanks for the idea! :0)

Debbie said...

Very cool, I love what you did, clever too, looks so happy now!

Ansley said...

saw this in a magazine a few weeks ago and put it on my eventual to-do list. haha. looks very cute, you did a great job!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Looks awesome!

Mandi Miller said...

That looks amazing!! You are so creative!!!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I love it, the.whole.thing.

Restorative Living said...

SO creative! I thought it was a store-bought sunburst mirror when I first visited your site. Wow!

Sarah said...

Fabulous! Totally Love it. I love handmade projects whether its crafts, food, and anything else!

www.livingonhomemade.com

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a great makeover and I love your new haircut!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Ohmyword AGAIN. So cute!

Amanda said...

Hey! I thought that room looked awfully familiar! You've become quite creative and I must say, I'm a little bit envious. I hope that some day I will be half as creative/crafty/thrifty as you. I'll be sure to keep your blog in mind to refer to for ideas! :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Loving the new mirror make over. Giving new life to old things is oh so fun.