$20 Craigslist Mirror Makeover
I pinned it, I stalked it, I envisioned it. Now, I just had to find it!! An over-sized, round mirror, that is, to go above the console table in our foyer. For months I sifted through online sales, perusing every round mirror that ever existed. The moment I thought I had found "the one", I would read the details only to discover that the mirror was puny. Of course, the price was too good to be true! That's when I finally shifted my focus to Craigslist. It took a month or two before I laid eyes on it. It was hideous. But it was oh so perfect.
An hour and twenty dollars later in a Walmart parking lot, my husband made the exchange for the 40 inch round mirror and brought it home to me. I chose one of the colors in my chalk paint stash - a dark, warm gray color that sort of matches our front door. It hardly took two coats of quick-drying paint to cover the frame's gaudy surface. There were just a couple of small marks that looked like a burn or stain of some kind, but I decided to hang it anyway and see how it looked.
I drilled a hole high above our console so that my husband, who is about 6'7", could see in the mirror, too. Thankfully, I was able to drill into a stud because that thing was heavy! My other "stud" made sure to tell me that he didn't care what I put there, as long as his head didn't "look chopped off". Ha! Deal!
This baby was heavy, but I hung it all by myself on a doubled-up piece of wire. I used a bar stool to rest it on while I centered it below the screw I had already inserted. It's been hanging for over a year now and not a single person has noticed those two stains! And now that you're privy to my secret, don't you go looking for them, either!! :P
For $20 and a couple coats of paint, my Craigslist find has served us well! Happy hunting!
Spots? What spots? You can't even see them! Ahhh, success.
What's your best Craigslist fixer-upper? Let me know in the comments below!
Sending you sunshine,