Thrift Store Mirror to Shabby Chic Jewelry Tray

I found this gold mirror @ a local thrift/junk store (Bowmart to all of you local readers).



I wasn't sure what to do with it but because it was a dollar so I took it home. I needed something for my nightstand to hold jewelry (I'm always taking my earrings off and laying them on the nightstand.)


First I removed the backing and pried the mirror off.




Then I spray painted it a glossy white. Before it dried I took a dry paint brush and rubbed some of the paint off to give it a distressed look.



I glued the mirror to the original cardboard backing. Then I glued fabric on to it. Once it dried I hot glued it back into the frame.



And now I have a jewelry tray for my nightstand!!


43 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my stars, that is just beautiful! I love the backing that you chose with the white, its so crisp and sharp! What a transformation!! And I never would have thought to do that, you have a good eye!

Meg said...

That's a very fancy jewelry tray. It's so cute. Very cute idea!

all thingz related said...

So much better than the gold! And such a great idea! Beautiful!
Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Kaysi said...

cute!! I love the new color, looks much better than the gold

Jessica Hills said...

That is so cute! I love white-painted frames!

Me said...

Nice jewelry tray - we get those mirrors through our thrift stores all the time - I've got several identical ones...But I just use them as mirrors...how boring am I.

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Dee said...

LOVE it!

CC said...

I really love this. You're really creative and made something lovely. I love the white so much better than the gold. Such a great idea,,

Heather said...

That looks really cute...what a fancy tray. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Sievers said...

SERIOUSLY?!?! So flippin' cute!! And I LOVE the price!! Thanks for joining my Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday party!!!

Jessica

Jessi said...

Gorgeous paint job! And what a wonderful idea. I'll have to remember this.

Maggie Reno said...

That is so cute. I have a frame I could do that with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

I really like this:) However i just saw a frame like this at our thrift store here and didn't pick it up:( I would have liked to make one

Room to Inspire said...

What a great idea - I have a little "soap" dish that I throw my earrings in, but it is a bit too small...great idea. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired.

Chelsea

Southern Fried Gal said...

What a cute redo! I love the contrast of the fabric with the light frame.

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful! The white looks so much better & it serves a great purpose now, good job!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This turned out wonderful. I love this. The white looks so good. You did a great job on this...are you going to do more? Big smile.
Blessings,
Debbie

Denise said...

Off to find supplies and make for my daughter! Great job!
Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
I am a follower!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

Caro said...

Dontcha just HATE gold frames? Why was it all the rage, I dont get it! The details are always lost when it's gold! I love your use of white, so pretty!

all thingz related said...

GREAT idea! I have a bowel beside my bed...this would be way better! :)
~Bridgette {allthingzrelated}

fawnda said...

Great idea! perfect for the nightstand!!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Nice job. I saw this in a recent issue of Redbook or was it Good Housekeeping.

Lori said...

How very cute, and for a dollar. This turned out great.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please come by next week for another great party.
Lori

Sarah said...

ummmm. I have this exact same frame! I found it at goodwill, and thought for sure it was one of a kind b/c it's such a unique shape. Love what you did with yours!

http://alittleofthis---alittleofthat.blogspot.com/2010/02/thrift-store-frame-turned-burlap-beauty.html

Jo said...

What a great idea! I will be looking at frames a little differently

Barbara Jean said...

Lovely!
Amazing what some paint will do.

blessings

barbara jean

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love your makeover! It looks so great now!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That is so pretty and I love the vintage vibe--thanks for linking up!

Jessica said...

Very cute! I love it.

-jessica (visiting from the shabby nest party!)

The Frugal Designer said...

new follower here! found you on TGC..great projects!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Beautiful & Genius! Love that you made it a tray.

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

What a great BEFORE and AFTER!!! Nice work!! Thank you for sharing!! I found you at Me and My Bucket.

Cheyenne said...

Hola! I linked to you from the Frugal Friday party at The Shabby Nest blog. What a cute and easy project-I love it! I am always setting my jewelry on the counter--something like this would be perfect!

Sjn said...

great idea! i'm here from NFF, nice to meet you!

kirstin & jordan said...

Oooooh, this is fabulous! I have a pile of jewelry that could use some organizing/prettiness and a fond affection for all things that beautify the cleaning process. :)
We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

kirstin & jordan said...

Haha- just saw that you already did... Still lovely! Thanks for linking! :)

Denise said...

Awesome! Following you from Funky Junks Saturday Nite Special!
Come by for a visit!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Wonderful makeover...so nice! Stop by and say hi.

Shaunna said...

very cute! And of course I love that it's white distressed. found you through shabby nest--neat idea! -shaunna :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Very clever!

jenjen said...

So pretty! I love the shape of the frame and the shabby white!

Thanks for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!

XOOX
Jen

MarytheKay said...

How funny...I just bought the SAME mirror at a local thrift store! The gold on my frame has pretty much all rubbed off now... I am planning to use mine on a little coffee supply shelf in the kitchen. I am loving all of your projects!

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