Ikea Mirror Hack


Okay so lately I've been a little rustic country crazy! I went to Tennessee for a little family vacation and came back desiring nothing but rustic decor. As we all know its the in design right now and because of that it is also super expensive!!!! A little too rich for my blood to do a complete living room remodel along with my kitchen (which I will be posting soon!) The country vintage style mirrors range retail between $200-$300   :-O!

So I was on a mission. A mission to make my house look like a million dollar rustic home without actually having to spend it. This meant that I would have get creative, get frugal and put in a little elbow grease to see what I could repurpose that I already had. We had this Ikea mirror that we bought when we first got married, with the intention to hang it on the wall but never did. Honestly I almost threw this mirror out a few times but just couldn't bring myself to it because it had cost me $100. 


I'm glad I didn't because it was the perfect new floor mirror for my new country rustic living room decor. So I started my mission. I was determined to distress this mirror and have a brand new look for only $5.00. 

1. I started by lightly sanding the mirror down and then wiped off the dust so that the new paint would stick. 

2. I used some leftover paint from my cabinets and lightly brushed it on purposely leaving brush strokes. Color used was OFF WHITE


3. Then I lightly sanded it again


4. After sanding it to the look I wanted I wanted to age it a little in color. So I took some of my daughters brown acrylic paint from Joann that cost only .69 and watered it down 2 to 1 ratio and rubbed it all over the mirror.

5. I then bought a pack of metal L brackets from Lowes. I didn't have a blow torch to burn them and age them so I decided to just throw it on the grill hahaha. I let it burn 3 times over and cool down. Then I rinsed them off and screwed them on to each corner.

6. I gathered some accessories I found on clearance at Walmart and Ashley's Furniture and yardstick luggage from Michaels, a little staging and voila!!!!

This was such an easy way to repurpose something that I had not given use for over 7 years! The final product is amazing and all my guest keep asking me where I found my mirror!











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15 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! A while ago I was at ikea and saw that mirror and knew I had to get it, but later decided I wanted to redo my room to be a more rustic/country type style. I didn't purchase it because I figured the dark wood just wouldn't look good with my new theme. I'm so glad I found this... every cute mirror I see ranges from $200-600 and I just can't afford that. Thanks so much for the great idea because I will definitely be doing this once I buy it!

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  2. It's beautiful! A while ago I was at ikea and saw that mirror and knew I had to get it, but later decided I wanted to redo my room to be a more rustic/country type style. I didn't purchase it because I figured the dark wood just wouldn't look good with my new theme. I'm so glad I found this... every cute mirror I see ranges from $200-600 and I just can't afford that. Thanks so much for the great idea because I will definitely be doing this once I buy it!

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  3. Thank u for a great share. I love it!

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    1. You are oh sooooo welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Just did this to our mirror, using your tutorial! It turned out a little darker than yours (I'm sure I used different acrylic paint...I also used chalk-paint as my "off-white base") It turned out BEAUTIFUL! and so #joannagaines! I love it! Now I'm lurking around our house looking for something else I can DIY to be more farmhousey. Thank you!! :)

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    1. Yay I'm so glad it helped you!!!! Love it!!!!

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  6. Stunning.. and the mirror isn't bad either.

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  7. Oh my I hate my IKEA mirror soo much- thank you for this!! I'm in the middle of your makeover now. What did you rub the brown paint on with- a cloth? I was just going to use a paintbrush.

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  8. I brilushed it on and while wet wiped immediately after. It dries super quick .

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  9. Love this and just got the supplies to do the same to mine- thank you!! What grit did you sand with? And did you find you had any flaking since you didn't use anything to seal?

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  10. Beautiful this gave me the perfect idea for when I redo mine. Awesome job!!!

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  11. The brown acrylic paint I used did not look so great :/ I painted white over it and I'm re-doing it. I know it won't look exactly like yours but it just didn't look right! Sigh

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