Hi! It’s Rachel from Architecture of a Mom back again with another frugal decor idea. Do you love to decorate with mirrors? How about with quotes? What if I told you that it was easy to create a frosted quote on a mirror, with little preparation, commitment, or cost? I promise, it’s true!
I’ve had this mirror for a while, and honestly, it hasn’t been used in my daughter’s bedroom. It was time for a new life! I wasn’t sure about this antiqued silver finish, either–it felt dated.
So all I needed to update this mirror was some gold craft paint, a paint brush, some clear contact paper, and something to cut the contact paper. I use a Silhouette Portrait, but you could easily use another craft cutter, or you could use a stencil to trace letters.
First, select your quote. I’ve seen several crafts around the internet lately celebrating state pride, so it inspired me to use North Carolina’s State Motto (because that’s where I live): Esse Quam Videri–To be rather than to seem. I thought that beyond the state pride reason, that quote make sense to be applied to a mirror as a reminder that I should strive to be who I claim–rather than seem that way.
I sized my quote to fit my mirror and cut it out using my Silhouette.
I then cleaned out all the contact paper except the quote. I applied the clear contact paper to the clean mirror. Even though this is “clear” contact paper, it actually looks translucent on a mirror–like it is frosted!
I then used the gold craft paint to update the frame (my frame is removable from the mirror–if yours isn’t, you’ll need to use some painters tape to keep the mirror clean.
And that’s it! Even if you need to buy all the materials to make this project, it is easy an inexpensive!
Please come say hi to me over at Architecture of a Mom to check out some of the other projects I’m working on! Thanks!