Make a Nautical Hanging Mirror

An antique oval mirror found at the thrift store undergoes a major transformation.

This hanging mirror turned nautical with the addition of a length of weathered rope found on the beach.

I gave the antique mirror a coat of Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®, dark wax, then sanded it to distress. 

It was then that I saw the mirror begin to transform in front of my eyes. 

Nautical! This old mirror took on a coastal flair with the rope and a metal plaque I added to the bottom of the frame.

The old salty old rope I found on the beach was perfect!

I fell in love with the nautical color and the beachy loveliness of this old mirror. The authentic rope is my favorite part.

I had just one problem with this project....

The camera wants to focus on the mirror's reflection...What do you do with that?? 

99 pictures later I finally got the actual mirror frame somewhat in focus.

So much for the photo, the mirror came out awesome!

Sweet update story....
I was contacted by a young teen who thought this would make the perfect gift for his mother. I told him how to purchase the mirror off my Etsy shop and 
he bought it for his Mom.  

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Would love for you to share this wonderful project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!

    Take Care,

  2. I hav tried to photograph a mirror- it's a chore!! I love this old mirror- I pinned it, so I won't forget its awesomeness!!

  3. Great color!
    Love the bit of hardware too,


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