When I was a little girl, my Grandparents always had 2 large reclining armchairs that I would always play on when we visited, and fondly remember sitting on their laps in these chairs. In between these chairs was a large floor lamp, with a little foot button that you pressed to turned it on. I don’t know why but I always remember this, and would always enjoy turning this lamp on with the foot button! 

When they passed away I inherited this floor lamp, it didn’t go with any of my decor, and it wasn’t modern at all, but it had memories attached to it, so I have kept it with me in all our house moves! 

I have started to make some changes to my lounge interiors over the past few months, as we had a lot of black, chrome and I wanted to try to tone this down. Gold is coming back, and if you haven’t spotted it, I have added a nice gold noticeboard to my office space. With my yellow in my curtains, I knew I could now bring this inherited floor lamp into my colour scheme, finally! 

There is the floor lamp, in the corner with a new grey shade on. 

So to bring this new colour scheme in, I had to start bringing more gold in. The mirror above the fireplace use to be black, my Mum got me it years ago from NEXT when we purchased our first house. I didn’t want to get rid of it, so we sprayed it up with PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint. It was so much cheaper than a whole new mirror, and there was nothing wrong with the old mirror. 

How To Spray Paint A Mirror With PlastiKote

Here is the mirror before. I covered the glass section with paper and stuck it down along the edges. This stops the spray paint getting under the paper and onto the mirror. Make sure it is all clean, and dust free. As you can see I placed mine onto of an old rug, and outdoors. 

Use some white *PlastiKote primer all over the areas you want to spray, this gives it a good base, and as it was black I wanted a true light colour to spray the gold leaf paint onto. 

Next up use the PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint, or whatever colour you have chosen, to spray all over the mirror. I only needed one coat of this, and it went on so well. Make sure you spray lightly, evenly, and getting into all the little areas. 

I am so pleased with the outcome, it makes the lounge brighter, and stands out  better on the dark grey wall. 

*Here are the products I have used, I was sent them for the purpose of this project, however all my words are honest and of my own.

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Looking at spray painting some items for your home, it is quick and easy and transforms the item. I have been spray painting a mirror to tie it in with my home decor. Spray painting is easy, quick and cheap. Click through to read how I spray paint a mirror

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  1. I love the shape of this mirror and painting it gold really does make it look even better. I’ve sprayed a few things with Plasticote, such as picture frames and it can turn something ordinary into something special. Thanks for this! #HOMEETC

  2. It looks great Steph, such a difference from the original, and seems to easy to achieve. I have a mirror to paint for my next decorating project, so this could be the answer. Thanks!

  3. What a great way to update an old piece of furniture to give it a new lease of life and tie it into your new colour scheme. It looks great with your grandparents lamp in the corner xx

  4. I have managed to scorch my mirror by putting the candle too close so this looks like a fab way of making it look top notch again

  5. Paighton Millington - The Lazy Baker Reply

    Wow. I love this! It definitely makes the mirror stand out more. Well done ☺️

  6. The mirror looks so good, very simple yet appealing. Love it more than the black original colour, really compliments the room. Thank you for sharing how easy it is to do.

  7. I really need to get on board with spray painting. It’s such a good economical way to revamp your home or garden. I’m always scared that I won’t get a perfect finish though. Your mirror has transformed the fireplace though and looks gorgeous!

    • I was scared too, especially when my Mum who bought it for me started to doubt me doing it! However she’s seen it and really pleased with it. Phew!!

  8. Oh that looks like it worked really well! I’m never very brave about upcycling, but this looks easy. I have a few things that could do with a new look. thanks so much for the tip.

    • I am usually hesitant as you never know how it’s going to go, but this was really easy and made such a difference

  9. Oh wow, it covers really well, doesn’t it? And the finish is so good. I’ve used another brand and the results were terrible. But that might have been down to my substandard spraying.

    • I don’t think I could have done much wrong with this spray paint, it went on really easy

    • Yes it was a lot more simple than I thought it would be, pretty quick and easy

  10. Ahh it looks great – I’ve loved gold for so long so of course, I would say that! Haha! Funny thing, I used to have that exact NEXT mirror long ago! It looks lovely sprayed gold xxx

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