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October 31, 2011

Pinterest Challenge

Sherry at Young House Love and Katie at Bower Power are hosting:

Say what? The Pinterest Challenge is to take something that you have pinned on Pinterest and actually do it, with your own spin.

I pinned this bathroom mirror:

Add trim to a mirror? Sounds lovely. Especially, since I found this little beauty at Goodwill. You may remember it from my Goodwill Hunting: Take 2.

It’s pretty big and awkward to photograph, but I wanted you to take note of the legs. Apparently, this used to be on the top of a dresser. I noticed that the legs were just screwed on to the back, so it was an easy adjustment.

I sanded it a bit and primed it with a paint brush. Surprised? Usually I am all about spray paint, but not with this project. It was easier to paint it on then to clean the inevitable spray paint mess off of the mirror.

Next, I painted 2 coats of gray paint that I had leftover from a previous home project. One thing we are not lacking around here is paint. When you diy and paint your whole house in a short period of time, you end up with a garage full of colors. If you were doing a smaller mirror, I think you could get away with buying a $2 sample of paint from Lowes.

I bought these trim pieces on clearance at Michael’s…

…and painted them white–with spray paint. So, lookie there. I did use spray paint, after all.

Enter: my super handy husband. He is the muscles behind the blog and he trimmed these pieces to size for me. Sorry ladies, he’s taken.

I used hot glue to attach the trim to the mirror. Wood glue has a yellowish color and the hot glue worked just as well (and dried faster).

What do you think? I love it. I’m really glad that I went with a two-toned look because I think it adds dimension and character.

There you have it! My Pinterest project. Does it get any better than a combination on Pinterest and Goodwill? Have you pinned anything that you have been aching to replicate? Head to Goodwill! Then, send me a picture because you know that I would love to see it.

Enjoying the Good Life,