Around the World DIY, round 2 – Pimp a mirror!

1 project, 2 ways. In 2 different parts of the world…READY FOR ROUND 2?!

A few months ago, Australian blogger Belinda Graham and I worked on these round stackable stools. For this second round, we pimped some mirrors for our homes. Just like last time, Belinda from The Happy Home worked on her version while I worked on mine…not really knowing what we were each up to. Here’s a little sneak peek!

Read on to find out about what I did, and click here to go check out Belinda’s DIY mirror.


FOR MY VERSION – We were in dear need of a mirror in our bedroom. I wanted to make something fun that I could easily change to fit my mood or the season, and something that could also be multi-purpose….and here’s the result:

It is seriously one of the easiest projects you’ll ever make. All you need is a pair of scissors, some chalkboard contact paper, and your wild wild imagination!

Chalkboard paper is just the best thing. No only because you can write sweet messages on it, but also because it is SO easy to use. You can stick it and unstick it on a mirror in a split second – easy to peel off so you can change your mind, do a new design, or just reposition things a little bit to the left, a little bit to the right….no a little bit to the left. Well, you get the idea :)

Since it’s so easy to use, I made a few designs to give you some ideas. Feel like little mustache perhaps? :) I don’t know about you, but I personally love this design – it’s simple and it fits perfectly with my silly moods. A look at it and I just can’t keep a straight face.

Or maybe you’ll want to add some triangles, something a bit more geometric? Clean, fun and super easy. All I did was to cut triangles of different sizes, and figure out some patterns that would be fun and not completely in the way.


Chalkboard contact paper – $7 and you’ll make a LOT of different designs with it!
– Pair of scissors
– marker

– on the back of the contact paper, draw the shape that you wish to have on to your mirror.
– Cut the shape up along the line you drew.
– Peel off the shape and position it on to the mirror. Watch that no air bubble gets trapped as you go. Et voila! Did I say easy?!

{Images by This Little Street. Chalkboard cloud image by Belinda Graham for The Happy Home}

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23 Responses to “Around the World DIY, round 2 – Pimp a mirror!”
  1. belinda says:

    Um, AWESOME. Yet again! So fun – why don’t we have chalkboard contact paper here? I don’t think I’ve seen that. That sounds like something I need in my ridiculously large and messy craft supply garage (yes, a whole garage. And laundry – I’m not very organised and it’s spread out far and wide!)
    Thanks again for a fun project – let’s not wait so long to do round 3!! :) xxx

    • audrey says:

      Yes you guys need that in Australia, it’s an awesome craft supply! By the way, so jealous you have a craft supply GARAGE. In NYC I barely get a drawer for my stuff!!!!! :) Yes, let’s do round 3 soon!

  2. Chloe Moon says:

    What a fun project!! I need to find a full-length mirror like yours now!!

  3. lauren says:

    i love that you guys are collaborating even though you’re so far apart, so fun:) oh, and i’m in love with that little tree in your room (of course in addition to your mirror!), is it an olive tree? pretty!

    • audrey says:

      Yep, an olive tree. That tree pretty much makes my day :) We usually have it on the balcony, but it’s too cold right now in NYC to have it out.

  4. Awesome project Audrey! I’m really digging the mirror with the graphic triangles. Good work! xo

    • audrey says:

      Yes I love the triangles – and I can easily reposition them as I please so it’s a big perk! Same triangles but different design every day.

  5. Oh my, Audrey! So, so cute! And how funny are you in that pic of yourself?!

  6. This is so freakin’ clever Audrey! Just pinned so I can remember to pimp out my mirror :) And that baby pic above the bed is the most adorable thing ever.

    • audrey says:

      Haha, some people say it’s a no no to have pics of the kids in the bedroom….I guess I went the other direction and hung up giant ones right above our bed. But I love to see them there all the time. Brings a smile on my face.

  7. Lori says:

    How fun is this?! I love chalkboard projects. The bowler hat and mustache is adorable, and I love the little rain cloud!

  8. Madeline says:

    I love this! Belinda, I have bought chalkboard contact paper at officeworks. It was with the kids craft stuff. I used it for a blackboard inside my pantry doors and to label jars.

    • audrey says:

      It’s pretty sweet, isn’t it? I think Belinda’s going to be happy to hear that she can find it in Australia – more stuff to fill up her crafting garage with 😀

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