DIY Light and Mirror Makeovers

Wow!  Guess what I forgot to announce laToday, I wanted to quickly show you a couple of small DIY makeovers I did to the light and mirror in my Master Closet makeover.

First up is the light.

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The room original had an ugly old ceiling fan.

I love ceiling fans, but I don’t like ugly ceiling fans, so it had to go! 


A couple of years ago, I bought this antique chandelier at a yard sale for $5 bucks.  {Well, I don’t know if it was really an antique, but it looked old, so we will call it that.  It makes it sound like I got a really good deal!} Smile  I kept it because I knew I would use it for something someday.


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I could have left it alone and would have probably loved it, but I decided to have a little fun and spray paint it with some blue spray paint.  I didn’t even prime it because I knew it wouldn’t be getting any wear and tear from hanging up there from our ceiling. Smile


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After Cy hung the light, I added some new white sleeve thingies that I bought at Lowe’s for a couple of bucks to the candle lights.


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I love the punch of color it adds to the closet!

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Next, I bought this old mirror at our local antique mall for $22.   I liked the shape and size of it, but not the color of the wood.

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So I fixed that quickly by adding a couple coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen, my favorite color.

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So easy.  Smile


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I really do love this mirror.  I also found that little wooden seat one the same day at the antique mall for $15.  Perfect!

If you missed my master closet reveal, you can view that post HERE.

And if you missed how we made my dressing table, you can read about that HERE.


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In one week, I’ll be on a plane to Nicaragua!  I cannot wait to love of those precious children!  I covet your prayers.





  1. Looks great! Did you make your roman shades, as well? If so, are they lined? I’m wanting to make some but need some simple step-by-step instructions. :)

    1. Funny you ask! I did make those, but out of something unconventional. It is not lined, and I will share a video of how I did it soon on my blog. :)

  2. Love the “new” old chandy!!! Beautiful job.

    Will definitely be praying for you and those who are traveling to Nicaragua.

    Marilyn C.

  3. I can’t wait to read about your trip to Nicaragua. My oldest daughter just got back from a Compassion trip (with Crossroads Christian Church) to Bolivia. They had such a good trip and her pictures were precious. She got to meet one of the girls she sponsors. And her fiance met a teenage boy that he has started to sponsor. I didn’t get to hear too much from her about it though, because she took off 3 days later for China for the summer. I’ll be praying for you and the rest of the bloggers who are heading to Nicaragua!

  4. I love the color that you painted it and like another reader, I want to made roman shades soon. Please post your instructions. Thank you.

  5. LOVE the color of the chandy! Could you share the color and any tips on painting a light fixture? I really enjoy your decorating adventures :-)

  6. You know you have my prayers. How long will you be going?
    I can’t wait for the instructions for the blind.

    Gods Blessings!

  7. I love, love, love the chandelier!! Such a fun color with awesome detail, Traci! Prayers for peace and courage on your upcoming journey — we’ll all be anxious to hear about it!
    xo Heidi

  8. I love the blue on the chandelier! So pretty! and I love the chalk paint, plan to use it soon at the house on something:) Thanks for sharing! Praying for you on your big trip!

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