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)


I Have No Idea What I Am Talking About

Guess what kind of tutorial I am going to give you? How to arrange flowers. The only thing is, I don’t know how to arrange flowers. Might be a problem, but I’m going to wing it and see what happens. Here we go…

So this is what I did, I browsed my Mom’s yard to see all my flower options. Then, I decided what colors I wanted to put together. I kept is simple (cause that’s how I roll) and choose pink, orange and yellow.

Then, I cut them all and laid them out, so I could easily grab what I needed. I could only fit a few flowers in these vases, so I spread the colors out and varied the height. Nothing fancy. And BAM! Done. The End.

There are more pictures though, so keep scrolling.

// photos & design by Alyse Moyer //