Roses and Ribbon Mirror Makeover into Chalkboard

I’ve been busy working on some of the larger pieces of my craft room makeover, which will be posted later this month. Today, I’m posting my gold plastic mirror makeover into a roses and ribbon chalkboard. Here’s a sneak peak of the after.



I thought it was such a sweet deal for $2 at the thrift store, and I just had to have it. I knew it would be fabulous with a little paint.

Here are some before pics. It’s always hard to take a picture of a mirror. These were taken at night, and the mirror is reflecting a dark bedroom doorway.





I removed the mirror and spray painted the frame with 2 light coats of a lovely white paint and primer combo. Then I spray painted the mirror with 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I thought the frame looked nice white, but being a girl who loves colour (and it is for my craft room) I had to take it one step further.



I love flowers, and gardening, so in my mind these roses were just waiting to be painted. So, I used some paints that I already had on hand. I dry brushed the roses with the same pink that I used on my desk makeover.

Dry brushing is so easy. I used a 1/2″ flat artist brush, dipped it into my pink paint, and wiped it onto a paper towel until there was almost no paint left on the brush. Then I just lightly brushed the edges of the rose petals.

I didn’t worry about it being too perfect. I just brushed them to my liking. Then I lightly painted all the leaves in a minty green with a small artist brush, and because the yellow was such a light colour I did a couple of coats of it on the ribbon.

And here’s the finished chalkboard.


Here are some close ups.




Here’s the before again.


And here’s my new roses & ribbon chalkboard hanging in my craft room. This is the first time I’ve used chalkboard paint directly over a mirror, but it seems to have worked great. I’ve had no trouble at all using chalk on it, or wiping off the chalk.

Imagine… one of my favourite all-time songs and favourite things to do. And the infinity symbol, to remind me of the infinite possibilities of our imaginations. This mirror is so appropriate for my new craft room, where it will inspire me every day. I think we all should have things around us that inspire us. What do you think?



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  1. Wow, you put a lot of work into it and it turned out so cute! I'm working on a chalk board now too that I'm going to show is a couple of days. Have a good night.

    1. Thanks so much Tammy! I'm really loving chalkboard paint. There's so many things you can do with it. Looking forward to seeing your project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I am in the process of spray painting an identical mirror! How funny! I love your idea of doing a chalkboard, though.

  3. Oh, I love the mirror, and it looks fantastic with the makeover! I can't believe you found that for $2.00. I want one!! LOL I can't wait to see your craft room. I know it will be fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Kathy! It's always fun to join the party. My craft room is finally starting to take shape and I can actually find things again. Well, some things anyway. lol.

    1. Thanks Bethany! I have to say that I'm a bit of a girly girl at times. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll definitely pop by for a visit.

  4. WOWZERS!!!! I can't believe the difference! No one that has never seen the before pictures would ever guess what that mirror looked like before. Talk about trash to treasure!!!

    1. Thanks Michele! I can't believe I got the mirror for $2. I'm so happy with it now. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

  5. Incredible job! I love how you painted the frame! So pretty! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Make sure to enter the giveaway! Hope to see you back next week!

  6. I can't believe the transformation. Amazing! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  7. That was a gorgeous makeover! I love the pink in the flowers. Stopping by from I Gotta' Create.

  8. Cute! I love the pink and yellow paint you used! Something like this would be great for my daughter's room! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!


  9. Wow! You did an amazing job on this!! Don't you just love paint? Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thanks so much! Yes…I'm always amazed at what paint can do. Thanks for hosting, it's always fun to join the party.

    1. Thanks so much Sharon! I'm really loving chalkboard paint lately. It's so easy to transform almost anything into a chalkboard. It's such fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic mirror makeover on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great job!