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DIY Stag Mirror

I fell in love with this octagon mirror the moment my sister-in-law asked if I wanted it. When I got the mirror home, I decided the best way to cover the dated rose border would be to flip the traditional etched design and use my image as the mirrored area. I think it gives the mirror a modern look! I choose the stag image, because I’m planning on transforming my drab bedroom into a romantic woodsy hideaway.  


Here is what I did:

I found a stag silhouette and blew it up to size, then used double stick tape to adhere it to the back of a piece of contact paper, and cut out the image.  

I took the mirror out of the frame, cleaned the mirror surface and allowed to dry. Then I removed the contact paper backing, positioned the silhouette image on the mirror and slid a credit card over it to insure a clean edge.

  Then I applied 3 coats of Rust-oleum frosted glass to the mirror, according to the product's directions.

In the meantime I sanded the mirror frame and spray painted it grey.

Lastly I placed the mirror back into the frame, peeled off the contact paper and stepped back to admire my new mirror!

Total time: a few hours, not including time for the paint to dry
Total cost: under $10    

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  1. Bekah, I love how the mirror turned out. There are so many possibilities with this. Thanks for sharing! :-) I have enjoyed reading your blog and have chosen you to be one of the blogs I pass along the Liebster Award to. Congrats! You can read more about it here:

    1. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Faith!! I'm honored that you chose me to receive this award!

  2. Awesome redo! :) The stag really stands out and your mirror looks fabulous!

  3. This is a very cool project! It would also make a great Father's Day gift! Nice job!

    1. Thanks! It would make an awesome gift!

  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


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