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Repurposed Vanity Mirror


(all of these photos were taken with my phone~I’ve been too crazy busy to grab the camera)

I’m wired for repurposing.

I don’t know when or how it happened.   But when I see broken, damaged items at cheap prices I think about how I could use them.  Heaps of ideas junk started piling up fast.

Or so Barry says, I don’t notice the minor details the way he does.

So I got busy repurposing:


You can guess why I bought this 🙂

Hint: not because the paper was peeling off.


This year I have refreshed three old dressers.  Two of them had mirrors.  Here’s what I did with this one:

1.  Remove Mirror

2. Prime the entire piece

3.  Paint desired color

4.  Paint with Chalkboard paint – the area you want to use as a chalkboard

5.  Add hooks



I added a piece of chalk by wrapping with string and adding a little hot glue to secure to the chalk.


The possibilities are endless 🙂

What kind of junk awesome stuff have you found and repurposed?



Miss Mustard Seed



  1. Very cute makeover! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

  2. I’m doing something similar to my daughter’s old vanity but I didn’t think about hooks – I’ll be stealing that idea when it comes time to finish it. 🙂 Looks great!

  3. Love the shape of this – and of course chalkboard paint is always a good thing!

  4. Wow, you did a great job for your mirror; I thought you were going to transform it into a vintage look mirror and I never thought of making it a chalkboard. Have a great Friday!…:)

  5. that is a good looking one of a kind coat rack-message board! I am a chalkboard paint lover too! I just finished another project with it that will share as soon as I get to write a post about it 🙂

  6. I love the color that you painted the frame. And what a one of a kind piece that some lucky someone will get to own. Any ideas for repurposing a standard rectangle glass vanity mirror?

  7. What a great idea. I love anything with chalkboard paint!

  8. This is great! I love the way you tied the chalk to the board…brilliant way to keep the chalk where it belongs! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks fabulous!

  9. Debbie, it is great looking. And shoot, I was thinking about that peeling paper! Did you consider keeping it…of course you did. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. You were right to want those hooks to place by the chalk board…a savings right there.
    Thanks for sharing, Helen

  10. I hear ya on the ideas funneling through with cheap and broken items. You always come up with something clever.

  11. Debbie,
    This coat rack is great! I love that you can jot down a message where everyone is sure to see it. I understand you dilemma of acquiring so many ‘possibilities’ . I have been MIA sorting through my stored treasures preparing for a yards ale this Saturday.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Your Friend,

  12. This is such a cute and unique idea for using a dresser mirror!!

  13. There you go … working your magic again! I love it, Debbie!

  14. What a great idea! It looks fabulous!

  15. one smart cookie you are! I love it, looks great!

  16. I love it! You know I have a chalkboard obsession…I love the hooks!

  17. have i told you how awesome you are lately?

  18. Great idea! Love how you repurpose! 😉

  19. Ohhh, this could be a fav for me. Also makes me wonder when I see something if I am looking at what *parts* I could take off to use. Nice job. Pinned.


  20. Such a cute idea. I know you have loads of stuff to work on. I bet y’all looked like the Beverly Hillbillies driving home last weekend.

  21. I never find cool “junk”, but I love how your repurpose things – I would never have thought to re-do a mirror like that – very cute!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. That is awesome Debbie. I too love the thrill of repurposing! This really turned out great.

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