This garage sale mirror and un-used computer stand got re-vamped into a stylish vanity mirror for our guest room.
This has been a wild project but I finally got it done. Have you ever turned a computer monitor stand into a vanity mirror? I hadn’t either but it was a fun project and I can’t wait to share it.
This project was brought on by a challenge that I could not resist.
Computer Stand Turned Vanity Mirror
I was asked by some friends if I could do anything with this computer monitor stand. At first I wasn’t sure but I decided to save its certain demise by taking it home to see what I could do with.
My friends had quite a few ideas for the computer stand but my favorite, and the one I truly needed was to add a mirror to it.
I set out looking for one at every garage sale and goodwill store. This one was at a garage sale for .50. I couldn’t pass it up.
Pretty, right? The shamrock sticker really sold me.
Our guest room was the perfect place for this new mirror.
Preparing To Add The Stand
In order for the mirror to be mounted to the computer stand we needed to attach it to the back.
I found a piece of scrap wood and Jeff drew on the back where it would be placed.
Then we used wood glue to mount it down.
Then I could start painting.
Adding Some Much Needed Paint
The products I used were my usual Americana Decor Chalky Finish – Yesteryear (light gray), and the creme wax (over the the top)
And the Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish – Carbon (black). This turned out to be black chalk paint with the wrong label on the bottle. But that was ok.
It turned out nice.
First I masked off the edges of the mirror and painted the entire thing the light gray (yesteryear) including the back of the mirror with the wood piece. Then I thought I could use the black paint over the gray and distress it a lot so that most of the gray was showing and the black was mostly in the nooks and crannies.
Chloe tried to help but she got tired!
The above picture shows it painted with paint. It was too black. So I tried the sanding.
A light sanding still left too much black and the more I sanded the more the yellow mirror started to emerge again. I did not want that so I got the gray paint back out and used a dry brush on it.
This was much more of what I had pictured in my head for this project so I left it at that.
I added the wax on the front and back the buffed it out to a nice sheen. I just love that part.
Jeff mounted the computer stand with four screws. The stand already has holes so it was just a matter of drilling some holes in the wood piece and screwing it together.
I love the computer stand because it is going in the guest room that my boys mainly use. Both are computer programmers so it fits!
It turned out so nice.
You can see my cityscape dresser in the mirror. That was a fun project and they match well in the room.
Our little guest room is coming together slowly but surely.
What do you think? I love the way it turned out.
Thanks so much for stopping by!