I’ve had this old mirror sitting in my studio for I don’t know how long! It once was a dresser mirror, which I removed as it was all crazed and converted the frame part into a chalkboard for my market stall. It’s great to let people know that I do furniture makeovers and also hold painting classes. I really loved that the edges of the mirror were bevelled and didn’t want to throw it away. So I decided to make a DIY Mirror Kitchen Sign and share with you!
DIY Mirror Kitchen Sign
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- Chalk paint – I used one of my favourites Duck Egg Blue.
- 120 grit Sander block
- 1/2″ Paint Brush
- Americana Deco Art White Acrylic Paint
- Liner brush
- No 2 round brush
- Graphite Transfer Paper
With the kitchen being one my most favourite places to hang out and when my kids are home that seems to be where we all congregate and chat. So it seemed perfectly fitting to turn this mirror into a DIY Mirror Kitchen Sign.
Using my paint brush, I gave the mirror 2 coats of chalk paint and then sanded back the entire area, being particularly heavy around the bevelled area on the edges.
Then in my favourite font, I printed out a sweet Kitchen saying that I found on Pinterest.
a gathering place for family and friends-
a place where memories are homemade and seasoned with love.
Then using the graphite transfer paper I began to trace the wording onto the mirror.
I used my No2 Round brush with white paint and blocked in the word Kitchen. I watered the paint down a little to make it not thick and easier allow the paint to flow better.
Then using my liner brush I continued on with the rest of the verse.
Once all of the lettering was dry, I used my 120 grit sanding block I lightly sanded back the verse to give it a nice worn look.
Once you’re happy with the desired effect, wax to seal.
The mirror now has a new home and every time I see it it makes me smile and think of all the chit chat and yummy meals that we have had together as a family and the plenty more to come!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
another great idea from Sam!!!
Awww thank you, Kellie!! I love to try and think outside the box.
Sam, This is such a cute idea! Love the quote too! Pinning and sharing 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Thank you so much Laurie! I hope you do too! 🙂
You would never guess that this was a mirror! Brilliant my friend. 🙂
Thank you so much Lisa! She had way to much character for me to get rid of her 🙂
So cute! I love the font and soft shades that you chose! Your sign looks fantastic! Thanks so much for the guidelines!
Thank you so much for stopping by Morgan and your kind comment! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂
I love this! What a transformation!
Thank you, Medina! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
How cool is this? Way cool! I love that you came up with another use for the mirror, the shape and beveled edges really look great with the chalk paint and the light sanding.
I love the verse too, that’s how we feel about our kitchen, we all end up hanging out there and this sign is perfect!
I know right!! How awesome is the kitchen!! I LOVE it!! It has so many funny and memorable times in there for me and I hope also my kiddies and hubby! So glad that you feel the same way to! 🙂
You make it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing at the DIY party!
I really like the results. I would have loved to see the before mirror because I can’t picture it in my head. Thanks for sharing your post with us at @CCBG. http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it
Thank you, Janet. Yes, it was a case of that I thought I had taken a photo of the “before” mirror but when it came time to write the post there wasn’t one, a big boo-boo on my part. The mirror was a mirror with a bevelled edge and badly marked. Enjoy your week ahead 🙂
Fun project…that mirror is totally repurposed 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg.
Thank you Lydia! 🙂
Such a great project! Thanks for sharing your DIY at the #InspirationSpotlight party Shared
Such a cute little addition to your kitchen! The kitchen is indeed the heart of the home 🙂 I think even I could stencil with that process 😉 Thank you for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!
Thank you so much, Susanne! It is in the perfect spot because when the kids are home that’s where we spend most of our time LOL! We WILL get you there with stencilling I PROMISE! 😉
I would never have thought of painting a mirror. I guess I thought paint wouldn’t stick. I can imagine some great ideas from this. Yours is great btw!
Thank you, Debbie! You have just got to get the right paint to make it sick and then make sure you seal it properly! 🙂
This is so adorable. I really want to do one of my husband’s songs from when he was opening for bigger bands like Dave Matthews on a board for a bedroom. I need to get some time and learn how! IT is just so darn cute.
Thank you so much, Pamela! I’m sure that your Sign will turn out amazing!! What a special thing to do for your husband! I’m sure that he will love it 🙂
Using an old mirror to make a sign is a great way to repurpose an old decoration. I love how the chalk paint looks. Thanks for sharing!