Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ikea mirror makeover

I've had one of these Malma mirrors from Ikea sitting around forever. After seeing this post from My Sweet Savannah I knew exactly what to do with it!

I started out by covering up the mirror with a little painter's tape and giving it a few coats of Heirloom white. Followed by a little sanding and then some dark gel stain to age it a bit.

I decided to use one of these fleur de lis wooden accents I purchased a few months back at a local craft store. I followed the same process with the fleur de lis as I did with the mirror.

Once both pieces were aged and distressed enough for my liking I used a little liquid nails to attach the fleur de lis to the top of the mirror. Here's the final result. What a difference it makes!


  1. Very, very pretty! I love the fleur de lis. I have a similar project on my to do list. :)

  2. What a great idea!!! So affordable too!!!

  3. I likey, especially the fleur de lis...