Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure: Decorative Mirror

Some of you may know, I used to have a blog called [just had] A Bright Idea where I focused mostly on interior design & decor and some DIY-ing. When I started Style Oyster, I wanted to incorporate those things along with my love of fashion and all things, well, stylish. Unfortunately, leaving that blog for a new url posed it's challenges. I lost the readers I had acccumulated over the 6 months of having the blog as well as the content...but wait, that content is NOT lost! Thanks to Blogger, I was able to move it over to Style Oyster. However, it was a little outdated (the wording in some, etc.) and of course the pictures were all tagged with my JHABI logo (and a few with even older blog logos than that! I had some name change issues...) I am putting this paragraph here as a preface to these posts because even though they are from the past, they are still projects that took a long time and are dear to my heart and I didn't want to lose them when I officially take my old blog off the Internet. So I apologize to those of you who have followed me since [just had] A Bright Idea, as you will be experiencing some deja vu, but I know some of you are new and this may all be new content to you. So bear with me, I plan on posting these once a week until they are all on Style Oyster. Thank you so much, and I do hope you enjoy. xoxo


A few months back, the neighborhood next to us had a community yard sale. I decided to stroll over there with my boys and check out some of them to see if I could find any good DIY-worthy items. I found this decorative mirror for $3.00 {bargained down from $5.00!}

This of course is a picture of it after I taped off the mirror part.

Not diggin' the gold color so much, I decided a nice bright sunny yellow would make it a stand-out piece and make it appear a little more modern.

So I pulled out a can of yellow gloss spray paint and went to work. I did about four light layers to make sure I had nice coverage and to be sure I got all of the crevices.

Here is how it turned out:

I just realized based on the reflection that this picture is sideways. But oh well, it looks the same either way! You got to see how this all came together in my living room gallery post. The living room is really coming together and I just can't wait to have everything in place and ready to show to all of you.

So are you taking on any DIY projects lately? Any projects completed - big or small? What do you think of this mirror transformation?

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Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

Love it! Such a fun color. I found you on a few linky parties. We must have been linking up at the same time cause I was after you on a few. I'm linking up some Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I painted a doggie lamp recently {http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/ill-get-you-my-prettyand-your-little.html} a fun turquoise color. it's amazing what a bottle of spray paint can do, right?!

Love your blog and am your newest follower!

Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

BTW, do you host a link party? I host one on Thursdays. Pass on by and link this up!

Katie @ Quality Cheap Home said...

I love what spray paint can do! Yellow is my new fav color right now!

Morgan S. said...

@Katie: Yellow is my new fave too...redoing a bathroom in gray and yellow right now, almost done redecorating my living room with pinks and yellows and doing a bit of a multi-color theme in my office! Thanks for stopping by!

@Melissa: I don't host a link party, would love to eventually as the blog grows! Will check out your blog! Thanks for stopping in!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Fantastic redo! Love the color ~ Megan

Kristin@ The O.C.D. Life said...

Very adorable!!! Love the yellow.


Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

Hi! Visiting from Sugar Bee. I just love a cheap transformation...this one is great! Makes me want to hit up some garage sales this weekend.
Nice work!

Ashley said...

that is such a cute mirror. Looks sooo good yellow, love it!

mrslauralynn said...

Love the colour! It would make me smile every time I looked in it :)

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Your mirror makevoer is AMAZING!!! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!


Natural-Nesters said...

I love this!! Such a great idea, and I just love yellow! I want to find more things like this to create treasures from trash! :-)

I would love for you to stop by and link this up!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Sherry said...

Simple but great transformation! I found you on FineGuildCraft and I'm now following you and would love it if you could follow me back! Tx

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

Absolutely beautiful! Found you through the Delightful Order linky party... God Bless!

Highland Monkey's said...

I do wish we had the garage sales that you have. Not that I'm jsealous!! Great makeover.

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Fabulous find and amazing makeover! It's incredible that something like this can look so fresh and modern when you paint it a fun, vibrant colour. Everything old is new again!

Have a lovely weekend,

Claire :)

Tresa said...

This is just the type of project I love to see. Such a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Kelly @ herringbone lane said...

What a great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ herringbone lane

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

thank you for linking it up at our party at

i like the new mirror! it is pretty happy and anthropologie-ish...

Cassidy said...

This mirror redo is beyond fabulous! I seriously love garage sales. You never know what hidden treasure you will come across!


Unknown said...

Hey Morgan, I love your DIY! Such a pretty color! I would love if you link it up on my upcoming link party on Wednesday :))

I'm your newest follower!
Have an awesome weekend,

Kate Dunkin said...

You did such a awesome job Morgan! Your decorative mirror really came out great. Thank you for sharing this with us!

city said...

thanks for sharing.


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