In perusing my local Dollar Store the other day, I came across a truly hideous pink wooden princess mirror. The painted design on the frame was some stripey orange and yellow hair with a crown on top so when you looked in the mirror YOU could be the princess with the worst 'do in the kingdom! Well, no matter! The mirror had a great body with scalloped edges that appealed to me and since I really love the trend I've been seeing of children in photographs holding up chalkboards with messages on them (such a cute way to always remember what was going on the picture!) I decided a refashion was in order.
This is what I started out with:
It was a well-made little piece for a dollar, with metal tabs that could be rotated to release the mirror itself.
After two coats of chalkboard spray paint for the mirror, some decoupaged pink toile scrapbook paper for the frame, and a handmade flower to boot, we had a much prettier specimen!
The flower was made just like the one for my Damask Mod Podge Frame- I cut circles from a polyester blend fabric (a clearanced remnant from Joann's! 75% off!) and held their edges over a candle flame until they melted and curled upwards. Then I attached the circles with a jeweled brad and hot-glued the whole thing to the frame.
I chose the pink scrapbook paper because the edges of the frame were already pink, so that meant I didn't even need to paint them!
The best part is that it's been put right to use!