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DIY : Gold Octagon Mirror Art Deco Makeover

This post was kind of a two parter and the second part is a more focused view of the decor on wall that I styled. Most of the decor was either a hand-me-down, goodwill find, or a gift. All I did to achieve this look was used some of my own artwork or a little spray paint and some savvy bargain shopping. I will do my best to tell you what I bought where.

First, I will start with my antique octagon mirror. To see more of a backstory on how I acquired this mirror check out my post: 6 DIY Projects On My To Do List.  I wanted to make this look a little more unified with my current aesthetic. I decided a spray paint makeover was the way to go.

4 Materials you will need: See it’s pretty simple and inexpensive.

After spraying this mirror facade with a couple coats of primer (allowing it time overnight to dry) I then sprayed it with 2 coats of the metallic gold spray paint.

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After letting the mirror dry for an extended period of time, I peeled off the painters tape and then styled it in my accent wall collage.

Here is the gold accent wall collage.

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First I decided to lay my options out on the floor to figure out the configuration that would work.

But, this is what makes this exercise so successful.

I knew gold accents were the direction I wanted to got in, but with a beautiful wall collage, some texture and dimension was needed.

The trick is finding a variation and yet a happy medium. You do not want there to be a heaviness to the collage. Keep in balanced, which is what I tried to accomplish with the smaller items.

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Then comes the hanging portion of this exercise. You can do this a variety of ways. I chose to use a hammer, nails, cordless power drill, and screws because I am not afraid of a little spackle and sanding when I move out of this place.

As a renter, I am fearless when it comes to decorating. Some cautious renters try to use command strips or double stick tape to hang decor, but with the heavier pieces {like the shutter and the mirror}, that technique wasn’t going to work. Thus the heavy duty materials.

Here is what it looked like in progress after the painting of the accent wall.

Breaking down the items…

1 Goodwill//2 Goodwill Frame – High Heel Artwork//3 Paris Plate Antique Store//4 Wooden Decorative Shutter – Gift for Helping a Friend Move //5 Goodwill Frame – My Great Grandmother’s Portrait//6 – Goodwill Frame – Photos of Me and My Family//7  Marilyn Tile – My Friend Diana’s Father Made it for Me//8 My Fabulous Gold Octagon Frame//Goodwill Frame – My Great Grandparent’s Portrait//10 Goodwill Find – Octagon Vintage Small Mirror//11 Eiffel Tower Plate – Gift from My friend Samantha’s trip to Paris.

As you can see, this was an inexpensive decor project.

I am loving the finished product.  Don’t mind the lion feline chilling not the sofa. She would not move…lol

What are your thoughts?? Do you like this formation?? What about the mirror?

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