How to Upcycle a Mirror Harp

Hi everyone! It’s Bianca from Lotus Theory Designs. So you have a vintage mirror harp laying around. It seems a shame to toss it. Why not upcycle it and turn it into a useful piece of DIY home d├ęcor?

In this blog I take you through the step-by-step process of how I repurposed this vintage mirror harp into a beautiful mantle shelf!

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

The first thing I did was remove all the broken applique pieces. Once that was out of the way, I began the process of transformation. I cleaned the harp with Dixie Belle’s White Lightning, a TSP cleaner that is fabulous for removing old dirt and grime and de-glossing the existing finish.

Step 2:

Next, I gave it a good sanding using 220 grit sandpaper. This step leveled out the raised areas where the old filigree was and gave my piece some “tooth” for the paint to grip onto.

Step 3:

After that, I perused my WoodUbend stash and found some mouldings that would work for this piece.

Step 4:

Now we are ready for paint! I had small amounts of Dixie Belle’s new Silk paint in Oyster, Sand Castle and Wharf. Not one to waste, I mixed them up and came up with a greige hue slightly tinted with green. I then painted the base of the harp using the custom mix. I’m so in love!!

Step 5:

Next, using Silk Endless Shore, I went over the details using a Round Small Synthetic Brush by Dixie Belle.

To read the rest of this helpful tutorial, head over to Lotus Theory Designs here!

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