Jun 20, 2012

DIY Painted Ampersand Mirror

This DIY project was so easy and only took me about 15 minutes minus the drying time. I had been eye balling this mirror at my in-laws house because they re-did their bathroom and I was a little suspicious that they didn't want this mirror anymore. As soon as my father-in-law offered it to us I was like "yes! yes! yes!" because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

ampersand mirror DIY

ampersand mirror DIY

Supplies: mirror, glass cleaner (I used wipes), acrylic paint, a sponge brush, small paintbrush, and painter's tape (optional)

1. Make sure that you clean the mirror really well with glass cleaner and if you happen to use a paper towel, make sure it doesn't leave any little fuzzies behind. 2. Draw the outline for your amerpsand (you could use other symbols, letters, or numbers too) using the acrylic paint and sponge brush. If you want to be precise, make the outline with painters tape and just make sure to place it outside of where you want the edge of your ampersand. I chose to freehand it because I like the imperfect look. 3. After you have your outline, fill it in using the sponge brush. 4. Let it dry for about two hours. 5. Paint on a second coat of paint and as needed, use the small paint brush to touch up the edges (after removing the painter's tape if you used it). 6. Let it dry for another two hours (or overnight).

Now you have a piece of really pretty art that you did yourself. It's also a wall piece to reflect light and make spaces brighter. This DIY project would also be pretty with a framed mirror.


  1. i love it, such a good idea. it looks great!


  2. I am crazy about this. Wow, so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  3. this is too cute! I really will have to try this with smaller mirrors though :)

  4. Such a cool idea!
    Totally stealing it :)

  5. such a gr8 idea girl!! i think you should make one with a big "S" on it...then you can give it to me for my bday!!! LoL j/k


  6. Oh, my goodness. That is SUCH a good idea. And now my imagination is running rampant, thinking of all the quotes I could paint onto mirrors... Vonnegut, Plath, etc. Pity I don't have that much room in my house!

    Love your blog!

    Melissa @ Melicious