How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Wall Mirrors

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The six mirrors I’m about to show you cost me about $100, plus a few dollars for supplies. Together they are worth much much more. I have had all six for a minimum of three years and they have lasted room changes and even a move to a new home. They were all what I call trash to treasure. Here is how I saved hundreds of dollars on wall mirrors for my home décor. Let me break it down for you.

Upcycled Serving Tray

Mirror #1: Upcycled Serving Tray

  • Where did I get it? Goodwill
  • How much is it worth? $25.00
  • What did I pay for it? $4.99
  • Cost to Refurbish: $8.00
  • Total Savings: $12.00

This was an ugly brown mirror that I found at Goodwill. I loved the shape and immediately thought it’d make a great serving tray. I spray painted it and added some hardware for handles. I use it every day, as it sits on my kitchen countertop.

Silver Mirror DIY

Mirror #2: Silver Modern Mirror

  • Where did I get it? Target
  • How much is it worth? $24.99
  • What did I pay for it? $8.00
  • Cost to Refurbish: $4.00
  • Total Savings: $13.00

Not a ton of savings, but I loved the mirror. It is now in my laundry room. It was a Target mirror that I found at Goodwill. It was bright blue. I spray painted it silver to match my décor.

Gold Mirror Makeover

Mirror #3: Gold Mirror

  • Where did I get it? Home Goods Clearance Section
  • How much is it worth? $80.00
  • What did I pay for it? $12.00
  • Cost to Refurbish: $0.00
  • Total Savings: $68.00

This mirror and the next mirror were great deals. I really scored with them because they needed a little repair. I happen to have all the supplies to fix both mirrors as well. As long as the mirror was intact, I had no problem fixing the frames. Check out my posts to see step by step how I repaired them. Today, it is hanging in my bedroom.

Wall Mirror Makeovers

Mirror #4: Silver Two-Toned Mirror

  • Where did I get it? Home Goods Clearance Section
  • How much is it worth? $120.00
  • What did I pay for it? $8.00
  • Cost to Refurbish: $.0.00
  • Total Savings: $112.00

As I mentioned this was a total score because I had everything I needed to fix this mirror so it didn’t cost me anything. I made it two toned with silver and gray. Today, it sits on my dining room buffet.

Mirror #5: Vintage Metal Bird Mirror

  • Where did I get it? Long Beach Antique Swap Meet
  • How much is it worth? $150.00
  • What did I pay for it? $70.00
  • Total Savings: $80.00

This mirror didn’t need any repair or upcycling, rather I needed to bargain to get the price I wanted. I was at the LB swap meet and fell in love. Apparently, a host of an HGTV show saw it and loved it but passed on it (at least that’s what the seller told me). She had a price tag of $150.00 I went REALLY low with $70.00. After all, it was the end of the day. She told me no. I replied that my husband wouldn’t be happy if I paid any more and started walking away. I told her to have a great rest of her day. She stopped me and said fine. I could have it for $70. Moral of the story? Haggle at the end of the day so they don’t have to pack it up and bring it home and always be pleasant and nice!

Black Mirror Makeover

Mirror #6: Black Mirror

  • Where did I get it? Gift
  • How much is it worth? $100’s
  • What did I pay for it? $0.00
  • Total Savings: $100’s

So this frame I didn’t actually buy. It was a gift from over 15 years ago.  At that time my home décor taste was different. Instead of selling it, I ended up painting it a simple black. Now, it sits on my mantel in my living room.

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6 Comments

  1. It is astonish how much mirrors cost! I’ve saved every mirror I’ve come across – you did some lovely things with yours! And I also wanted to mention that the Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party just started over at grandmashousediy.com and I thought you might be interested in joining it, thanks!

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