The old mirror was just a plain square unframed mirror. I purchased this oval framed mirror at the thrift store for $25. (I had already removed the mirror part before I remembered to take a picture).
I used 2 different colors of spray paint - Metallic Silver and Sparkling Canyon Satin Metallic, both from Krylon.
I applied several coats of the silver so I had a good base coat and all of the previous color was covered. Then I just started layering on a little of the Sparkling Canyon, lightly and only in a few places. I also used some brown acrylic paint and a toothbrush to flick on speckles of brown paint. I just kept layering the 3 different paints on until I had a look I liked. And here's the finished mirror:
Next up was the light fixture. The old one looked like this:
And here's the new one:
And here's a little secret I'm going to let you in on - how I probably saved least $30 on this light fixture. Since neither my husband or I are extremely skilled with electricity, I didn't want to risk buying a second hand light so I purchased the metal fixture at Lowe's. But they wanted anywhere from $7 - $10 a piece for the glass globes. I went to my local Habitat for Humanity Building Supply Store and they had hundreds of these glass globes to choose from - all $1 each. If you try this though, just make sure that you buy globes that will fit your light fixture - they're fairly standard but I still measured to make sure.
Stay tuned tomorrow to see my recycled bathroom accessories.