Recently I was searching the web for some wall decor for our new place once we make our big move. I found an adorable window pane mirror on Target’s website and I knew it was perfect for us. The only problem? The price. This penny pincher was not about to drop $70 on some wall decor. I decided at that moment, in this DIY-world, I could make it on my own…for a lot cheaper.
The next day, I mosied on down to my local Habitat for Humanity Restore, where they sell used and donated household items such as doors, cabinets, furniture, and you guessed it…window panes. So I bought one for $3. The paint was chipping off and was uneven and needed some work. The glass in the frames had dried paint and nasty film over them. It needed an upgrade. But I left a happy customer, nonetheless.
The first step was sanding the frame down to an even base coat. This could have been done by hand, but we used an electric sander to get the job done quicker. Then my husband knocked out the glass frames using a hammer and made sure no extra pieces were stuck sticking out. After this, we applied 2 or 3 coats of spray paint. because I wanted it to be a pop of color in our apartment, we chose the color ‘jade’. It also happened to match material I bought to make curtains with. Double win. Once the paint dried, I took it to a local glass and mirror shop and they cut pieces of mirror to fit in the slots.
Now we have our completed project and couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. After buying the frame, spray paint, and mirrors we still saved over $40. It really didn’t take a lot of time or effort either.
I cannot wait to hang it in our new place soon!! Do you have any cool make-over projects? I’d love to see them!