The Story of a Mirror

That title just draws you in, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to read about a mirror? My thoughts exactly. So here we go…

I went to some yard sales with my mom and sister a few weekends ago and found a round mirror for only 75 cents. Obviously, I was sold. You can’t beat a price like that. It needed some love, there were 3 stickers on the mirror and it was pretty dirty.


The stickers were easier to get off than I thought they would be. I just used some nail polish and scrubbed the mirror until my arms fell off. That may be a slight exaggeration, I still have both my arms.

Disregard my gross looking carpet. Oh, the joys of renting.


I thought it would be fun to add a pop of color to this mirror, so I decided to paint it yellow. My fiance sanded the edge of the mirror (the white part is just plastic). Look at him go!

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Then, he taped it off and primed it. He’s a gem, isn’t he?

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Finally, we spray painted it yellow. We didn’t tape to the very edge of the mirror, so we could paint the inside of the frame. Once we pulled the tape off, we just scraped the extra paint off the mirror with a razor. And tada! It was done! It lives in my bedroom now.

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What do you think? Was my 75 cents worth it?

Bedding & Pillow Cases: West Elm | Decorative Pillows: Target (old) | Sidetable: handmade by my fiance (similar)


Recent Finds

Did I ever tell you that I love yard sales? Because I do. I. LOVE. THEM. Here are some of my recent finds:

Cute little bowls. I use them for ice cream. Kind of like I did here.

I hung this gem on the wall in my bedroom.

I really liked the shape of this mirror, but it had a boring wood frame. So, I spray painted it bright blue. Don’t get me wrong, wooden frames can look nice, but this one didn’t (trust me). Now it’s got some spunk.

A handkerchief, for all my boogies.

Actually, I much prefer tissues, so it will not touch my nose. I’m not sure what I will use this for, but I like the pattern.

Last, but not least, this purse with wooden handles.

So, how did I do? Like it? Love it? Hate it?

// photos by Alyse Moyer //