I recently found this mirror shelf (for lack of a better word) at a yard sale. I had been looking for something to hang on the wall in our entry way and this seemed like the perfect fit. Only problem, it was brown and scratched up. With a few coats of paint, it’s a whole new piece.
I was able to get this shelf for $1. The mirror was extremely dirty and the picture areas were blank except one had a greeting card in it.
I started out by removing the hooks at the bottom and taking out the mirror and picture frames. I lightly sanded it so the paint would stick.
I sprayed on two or three coats of Valspar primer.
Once the primer was dry I sprayed on 3 coats of Valspar gloss black paint. I let it dry for a couple days and reinstalled the hooks and mirror. I printed off some pictures of my boys in black in white to add to the picture frame areas. I want to replace them often so I just printed them out on my printer.
I just love the way it turned out. As an added bonus, I have additional space to display holiday decorations.