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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.

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29 comments on “Window Pane Mirror Makeover”

  1. 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. Jules,

    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. I love this! What a great color too :) Now I want to go find an old window so I can do this!

    Just found your blog on the GFC Link Party. New Follower :)

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  4. Ah that colour is so great!! What a cool mirror! Stopping by from “All Things Pretty” blog hop!

  5. I love the color. It looks great with your table too.

    Thanks for stopping by Hello Paper Moon.

  6. Love it! So pretty :)

  7. The mirror and the table goes well together. Very pretty!


  8. Love the window mirror and the table. Love the color blue you used. I bet it really looks great in your beachy casual room.

  9. AH!! Love this!! Totally jealous~

  10. I so love that mirror and I love the color you came up with. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog and
    follow me back when you have time.

  11. This turned out really great, I love it! It's the perfect shade of blue too :)

  12. Love this!!! Liz

  13. What a great piece! Love the mirrors in this old door/window — perfect color choice!

  14. 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.


  15. Love this look! I loved the table and now the marriage of the 2 items is just the perfect combination! Job well done!


  16. Beautiful job Julie!!! Wish it were mine, lol

  17. 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

  18. Oh I love it! It looks soo good! I love color so I def. love the blue! I giggled about the 'yes that's me with some shoes” I love the keeping it real posts :) We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party – Home is Where the Heart is!

  19. This looks great, my husband made a shadow box with a window pane. I love repurposing window panes. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week.

  20. It looks amazing! Love the blue :)
    Greetings from Australia‚ô•

  21. 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…


  22. Oh, great color. Great mirror! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  23. I love your update. It looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  24. Hey girl! Featuring my favorite window on this weeks All Star Block Party!

  25. 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! :)

  26. It's ok, Britni! I can't wait to link up to your party again! :)

  27. Julie,
    This is great! I love your update! Thanks for joining my party! Glad you stopped by!

  28. 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.