Chevron Mirror

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I seek inspiration for my projects from objects I can repurpose. I tend to scour Goodwill, Savers, Salvation Army and on occasion flea markets or antique shops. I typically will look for mirrors and frames to paint or make into cork or chalkboards. 

  $3 mirror I picked up at Savers. You have to have the ability to see beyond someone else's aesthetic. 
 $3 mirror I picked up at Savers. You have to have the ability to see beyond someone else’s aesthetic. 

I found this great alphabet mirror at Savers for $3. Looking past the alphabet I saw an excellent foundation for a hand painted mirror. With chevrons being everywhere at the moment I wanted to try my hand at them. Painting them freehand seemed too daunting. Below are some images on how I used a grid and painters tape to create a chevron mirror to sell on my Etsy.

 Priming and two coats of the background color.
Priming and two coats of the background color.
 Supplies needed to paint the chevrons. Painters tape, ruler, x acto knife, pencil and paint. 
Supplies needed to paint the chevrons. Painters tape, ruler, x acto knife, pencil and paint. 
 I drew a 2 inch grid up the frame.
I drew a 2 inch grid up the frame.
 Start taping the chevrons. Use the ruler to make sure your peaks are the same distance up the frame.
Start taping the chevrons. Use the ruler to make sure your peaks are the same distance up the frame.
 Viola!
Viola!
 Being the perfectionist that I am, I decided to tape the sides or the mirror also.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I decided to tape the sides or the mirror also.
 This part is important be patient let the paint dry an hour or 2 before peeling the tape back.
This part is important be patient let the paint dry an hour or 2 before peeling the tape back.
 Go back in and touch up the edges and grid marks.
Go back in and touch up the edges and grid marks.
 The finished product! Which is also for sale on my etsy.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/159720649/hand-painted-chevron-mirror
The finished product! Which is also for sale on my etsy.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/159720649/hand-painted-chevron-mirror

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  1. Excellent job, mirrors are looking so beautiful. with little effort it has become a decorative piece, can be hanged on walls.Nice blog good to see beautiful mirrors

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