Monthly DIY Challenge- Painted Mosaic Mirror

July 08, 2015

13 DIY Paint Projects- The Monthly DIY Challenge

It's time for the Monthly DIY Challenge!!! This month's challenge is paint. My blog friends and I each chose an object to update with any kind of paint we wanted to use! Oh the endless possibilities! When I was brainstorming, I had a giant list of items around the house I wanted to paint, but I decided on this mirror that I had planned on getting rid of... Boy, am I glad I decided to keep it! 

Chalk painted mosaic mirror! Monthly DIY Challenge

The mirror is an old "Tranby" mosaic mirror from Ikea that I purchased years ago. It went great with my decor back when I was single and lived in a basement apartment with black, grey, and silver decor with mirrored touches! (Here it is in our living room, with all of my old decor, before we painted the walls!)

Black and silver living room accents

However, my taste has changed drastically over the years, and now I'm more into cool and neutral colors, so I've slowly been purging my old decor. This mirror was destined for the donation pile until I realized it was perfect for this challenge!

Tranby mirror from Ikea
Image source: Ikea
I decided to paint the mirrored mosaic tiles around the edge of the mirror. I used chalk paint because it's tough as nails and doesn't usually require much prep work. All I did to prep was clean the mirror with Windex! I decided to use a minty seafoam color (Decoart's Chalky Finish* in "Refreshing") to help blend the formal living room with the rest of the downstairs decor, and I got to work painting each tile with a small paint brush.

Chalk painted mosaic mirror! Monthly DIY Challenge

I let the paint dry overnight, and then I gave it a second coat. I used a wet paper towel to wipe any excess paint off of the middle and edges of the mirror. I let it dry overnight again and then hung it on the wall! What a quick, simple project! My favorite kind of project ;)

Chalk painted mosaic mirror! Monthly DIY Challenge

My incredibly talented friends have painted a few surprising objects too! Check them out below!

Chalk painted mosaic mirror! Monthly DIY Challenge

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  1. This is such an awesome idea! I wouldn't have thought to paint mirror but it came out so charming! Love!

  2. Oooh YES! I love this! The minty color is perfect and totally you :) Also I'm so amazed at everything chalk paint can do - I had no idea you could paint glass with it! I definitely need to try using it on a project STAT.

  3. Looks great, Nicole! Amazing what paint can go :) Have a wonderful derail rest of the week! Kendra @

  4. Yes! This is a wonderful makeover!! I have a mirror in my foyer that desperately needs a paint makeover . . . thanks for the push to get it done!

  5. Yesss I love Refreshing! Such a pretty color and it totally transformed this mirror. Awesome job!

  6. Excellent update, Nicole! I really love the colour of this mirror now... and it definitely suits your style more! I love when I realize something I already own can be easily repurposed and given new life. Great job :)

  7. I'm amazed at how a little paint completely transformed that mirror! The color you chose is so pretty.

  8. So pretty! Love the new look and the color you chose!


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