Using Finger Paint to Change Up a Mirror

So the title is a little mis-leading because I didn’t use actual finger paint.I used my finger and paint to create the look.

But it will still cost less than finger paint.

Remember my letter wall that became a non-letter wall with just a mirror on it that I talked about here?


Letter wall before
Mirror before
Well as you probably now know, I have trouble leaving well enough alone.
I am a decorating instigator if you will. I move things around or tweak areas of my home constantly.

The only part of my home that is safe is the basement because who in the hell wants to go down t there anyway?

I liked this mirror but it didn’t pop. It was this puke color before then I painted it Antique White to brighten it up but I still didn’t like it.
It has these great textures all over the mirror that I wanted to highlight so why not get some black acrylic paint and do what I do best:

So I got out my black acrylic paint and a paper plate.


Put a little paint on the plate and then take your finger and dip it into the paint.
Trust me, it comes off with soap and water.
Then I turned something that looked like this before:
Into something that looks like this after:


See how it brings out the texture so much more?

    All it needed was a little TLC.

Well that and some 75 cent acrylic paint.


10 thoughts on “Using Finger Paint to Change Up a Mirror

  1. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks AmieAnn! I love me a linky party so I will be sure to visit. 🙂


  2. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks so much Leanne and thanks as always for having me. 🙂


  3. AmieAnn

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next week..
    I am your newest follower!

  4. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Aww, thanks AmieAnn! I am looking forward to next weeks link party. 🙂


  5. Camille

    This is awesome! It turned out beautifully! I would have never thought to do that, or even use my finger!! BRILLIANT! I love the color of your wall paint too. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We are so grateful for your support and we hope that you will be back tomorrow to share more great ideas!
    Camille @

  6. Kari at A Grace Full Life

    Thanks for such nice comments and I will definitely be back tomorrow! 🙂