Organising Chaos

trying to bring beauty and order into a busy life



When Mr B and I bought our house, we didn’t have much money left to accessorise. We were very lucky that we were given loads of furniture that, although it wouldn’t have been our first choice if we had to buy it, allowed us to save money to buy what we wanted.
It was at that time when we bought a cheap mirror that was badly needed for the bathroom (guess work and make-up are not a good combination, trust me). It was one of those mirror with a “pretend” wooden frame, not really us. When the time came to buy a new mirror, we invested in one that we actually liked but I could not bring myself to throw the other one out as it was a perfectly good functioning mirror, so I decided to updated with washi tape.

Up- cycling project - old mirror
The lovely thing about washi tape is that it comes in some many designs that it is impossible to get bored of it. I love it. My kids love it. My husband… not so much…
The beauty of this project is that it is quick and provides instant results. All you need is an old mirror, washi tape, PVA glue and a brush.

Up- cycling project - old mirror

Choose the tape you want to use (I used a colourful one as I wanted to put it in the boys bathroom). I then started covering the mirror with washi tape starting from the centre,until the entire mirror is covered. 

Up- cycling project - old mirror

Then you only have to cover it with PVA glue (don’t worry, although it is white it dries clear) – this will help the tape not to peel, it will give the project a slight shine and it will protect it from water.
Then sit back and enjoy your finished project.
Up- cycling project - old mirrorUp- cycling project - old mirror
Have an amazing day,
Chaotic Itzi
Organising Chaos

Author: chaoticitzi

My name is Itzi. I am a Spanish girl living in Ireland with the three boys of my life. I am a firm believer in up-cycling, that beauty makes us happy and that pretty things don't have to be expensive. I love my family, coffee and the sun. Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy it Chaotic Itzi


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