My vision for this room was to go neutral with permanent objects (walls and furniture) then have lots of girly things that POP all over the room as extra touches a little girl would love but could also be easily switched out as she gets older and matures. Not that she’s ever going to break my heart and move past her love of Moana, dress up, make believe, and all things imaginary and other worldly. Because that’s just sad. Why do we let ourselves grow up?
I think everyone has one of those $10 laminate, rectangular framed, mirrors hanging around from their college days, right? I actually bought this for her when she was itty bitty and I just wanted a cheap mirror she could sit on the ground and see herself in. How it looked, what color it was, etc. did not matter. Well, fast forward 3 years later and it’s time for an upgrade. This is one of those little details that really help pull the feel of a room together in the end. Could I have just left the mirror alone and no one would have thought twice about it? Yes. Is that my style? No. Must. Change. All. The. Things.
What you will need:
- Cheapo laminate mirror (though any mirror with a frame would work)
- Different sized silk flowers, stems removed to make the base of the flower as flat as possible
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- White paint (if you want to do the brushed on look like I did here)
- Painters tape to protect the mirror
So here we go. This is actually a pretty simple little make over, but I think you’ll be surprised at what an impact it makes!
Step One: My mirror has a black frame, and black is not part of my vision for this space. So, I just used the same white paint I had used for the trim and ran a thin coat of paint over the whole frame. I only did one coat because I wanted it to look “distressed”, or vintage, or whatever. It came out better than I had imaged it would! Considering I was doing this over cheap laminate…wiiiiinning!
Next, I used my hot glue gun to glue flowers, in random order, along half one long side and half the short side. I repeated this process on the opposite half on the other long side, and on the other short side (it will make sense when you look at the picture, I promise!).
This little project went so fast, I literally did not even have time to take pictures! Once that hot glue gun came out, it was game on and done in about 10 minutes! Lol. In fact, I think this entire project only took about 20 minutes! #worthit
Now, even with the horrible picture quality you can see how adorable this mirror turned out! What little girl wouldn’t go gaga over this?!
Check out My other posts on Fancy Girls Bedroom Makeover!
Here – Let Them Be White
Here – The Fanciest Switch Plates
Here – Geometry Wall
Here – Glitter Wall
Here – Completed Room Tour