Window Pane Mirror Makeover

A few months ago my boyfriend and I went to a Greek Festival that was held at a small church in our area. The church has a thrift store on premises, they were open during the Greek Festival, so we went in and checked it out. This thrift shop had some treasures and I think I found the best one! I found an awesome old window pane that was turned into a mirror. When I first laid my eyes on it I knew I had to have it. As I walked up to it, I cringed, expecting the price tag to present to me an unpleasant price of $30 or $40 but alas, the price tag made my day. It told me that this old window pane was going home with me for only $15!


We drove this baby home and it sat for 6 months until I finally got around to doing something with it.

Yesterday I went paint crazy. I mixed 1 part ASCP Aubusson Blue with 4 parts ASCP Old White and got an amazing shade of blue that I just had to use on multiple items. Along with this window mirror, I also painted a window shutter that I scored for $7 as well as this Metal Table. So here she is all prettied up! And that little metal table is the one I madeover yesterday. They look great together!

– I removed the hardware (on the right side there is a little knob)
– I gave it two coats of paint
– Did some distressing
– One light coat of ASCP clear wax
– A little more distressing
– One light coat of ASCP dark wax
– And then another light coat of ASCP clear wax.
– I put the hardware back on

To secure it to the wall, I attached a hook to the back of it and then used a drywall bolt that will hold up to 143lbs. This window doesn’t weigh anything near that but it is quite heavy so I wanted to make sure that it was held securely in place.
This is located in our front room. I am decorating this room in a way to give it a nice relaxing beachy feeling.


  1. says

    I love the mirror, especially the way it matches with the table (no, duh!). It's adorable and that color is to die for!


  2. says


    Love it! What a great makeover. You are my little furniture aficionado! I'm pinning this one as I do most of yours, lol. :)


  3. says

    Oh I love it. I am a sucker for a vintage window or mirror and this is perfect. I love the color. I just painted my studio in shades of blue. Thanks so much for linking up to the All Star Block Party.


  4. says

    I cannot believe the price – the mirror panes alone would have cost more than that – what a steal. The paint color was spot-on beautiful!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  5. says

    I really really love this look… what a find … what I've give to find any awesome door mirro like that … lucky gal**! It's just lovely!!!
    Thanks so very much for sharing this at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    I'm your newest follower…I “pinned” this to Pinterest I love it so much…


  6. says

    For some reason, I thought I commented on this already! Totally lost my mind :) Anyway, just stopping by to tell you how brilliant this project is. Love it {and the color}! And I'm hoping I come across something similar for my home! Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party and I hope to see you again this week! I'm opening up the party to new ideas too wahoo! :)

  7. ~ Liz ~ says

    Yeah, you got a keeper and turned it into something so cool! I think your room is going to turn out really well. The colors are so sweet.

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