Mirror, mirror on the wall….

Outdated, boring, rather blah

You didn’t fit their home décor

So they donated you to the Goodwill store.

It must have been my lucky day!

I knew I would buy you right away.

The frame was sturdy. The glass was fine.

And you only cost $9.99.

(I also found this awesome sign

which I’m adopting as a new motto of mine.)

When I got home, I knew just what to do.

I would make this old mirror look entirely new.

I got out my paint. I got out my brush.

It only took a few minutes. No need to rush.

When I was finished, I wanted to cheer.

I had completely updated this cute little mirror.

(I still can’t decide which one I like most.

The mirror or the table from this other blog post?)

You can do the same thing too —

Create home décor that’s perfect for you.

Just head down to Goodwill. See what you can find.

Consider new options. Open your mind.

You can transform many things to fit your personal style.

And when you do, you will sit back and smile!


Courtney Mickalonis

Courtney Mickalonis is an artist, teacher, and blogger at All Things New Again
,www.allthingsnewagain.net a furniture and paint boutique in Leesburg, VA. She finds old furniture that nobody loves anymore and makes it beautiful—and useful—again. Courtney teaches monthly furniture painting classes at their Leesburg studio and shares tutorials on her blog. Follow her on Instagram (@all_things_new_again) for more furniture upcycling adventures.