Mirror Makeover

On a recent trip to Goodwill, I purchased a circular mirror that was a little banged up, but I knew had potential for a fantastic makeover. With Joey’s assistance, we took the mirror from drab to fab using nothing more than some thrifted bedsheets, spray adhesive, and an exacto knife.

Here is a before and after of the mirror.  I’ve included instructions below on how we transformed the mirror’s appearance.


  1. Cut the sheet/fabric into a piece, which is large enough to cover the front of the mirror and tuck behind the back.
  2. Cut a circle out of paper to cover the mirror’s glass so the spray adhesive wont damage it.
  3. Carefully tape the paper to the inside of the mirror so only the mirror’s frame is visible.
  4. Use the spray adhesive to cover the mirror’s frame.
  5. While holding the fabric taunt, lay it down on the mirror’s frame.  Then press it down firmly and smooth out any bubbles or creases.
  6. Use the exacto knife to cut away the fabric in the center of the mirror, so only the frame is covered
  7. Cover the back of the mirror with a piece of paper so that only the fabric edges are exposed.
  8. Use the spray adhesive to coat the remaining fabric.
  9. Tuck the fabric behind the mirror and smooth out any creases.


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