Tuesday, February 22

Tutorial - Shabby chic mirror

In case you missed it, this is the tutorial that was recently featured on Sumo's Sweet Stuff a couple of weeks ago

How to turn a $1 mirror into a feminine shabby-chic boudoir accessory
(yes it is from Ikea and I bought it for $1 at the goodwill store)

First I gathered a few of my favorite items: 
Fabric flowers, pretty buttons, lace and beads (thank you Amie!)

I hot-glued a few beads on the lace

Then I modge-podged the lace on the mirror frame and hot glued the fabric flower and button
For the last touch I stitched an aqua blue ribbon to the back of some scalloped lace
Attached it to the back with hot glue

Lastly, I  made another matching fabric flower  and distressed the edges with a bit of sandpaper
for the final result:


  1. that looks so pretty and how easy it was to make the frame from plain to fabulous. I love these kinds of projects they turn out so well.

  2. Hey, I just bought an Ikea item at Goodwill for $1, too! This looks fabulous. Love the addition of the beads on the lace.

  3. So cute! Found you on Tip Junkie. Love how you dressed up your mirror!

  4. I have two of these mirrors just begging to be styled. Thanks for the lovely idea!

  5. I love how you dressed up that mirror. It looks great. Thanks so much for linking up to the party. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. This is sooo sweet! Loving all the embellishments! Hope you will stop by and share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

  7. Your mirror looks great! I actually found 4 of those same mirrors at Goodwill and went to town creating different looks on each one.

  8. What a cute way to dress up the mirror! I love it

    PS: I'm doing my first giveaway ever on my blog and I'd love for you to stop by and enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

  9. Very sweet! I like the delicate bits.
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  10. very pretty!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $15 store credit to select from a wide range of gorgeous hair clips and hairbands for little girls. check it out.

  11. so lovely! thanks for sharing and linking up! we hope to see you again this week! ^^)


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