DIY Splatter Painted Mirror Wall Art

DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-TutorialEveryone loves a good Ikea hack, do they not? There is just something about adding your own special touch to a piece of plain furniture or decor to really make it yours. Whether you add a bold color to a plain dresser, gradient spray a planter, or in today’s case, DIY splatter painted mirror wall art, a little custom touch is all that is needed. These mirrors started out as cheap $2 white pieces that I have passed over on more than several occasions. But then, all of a sudden, there I was struck with the idea to create a large piece of wall art out of these mirrors. A little bit of paint later, and I am blown away with the transformation! Modern, sleek, and yet colorful. And best of all, you can complete this project in an afternoon!DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_Supplies:
16 large framed white mirrors from IKEA
-spray paint
gold paint pen (I have found this to be the best pen for splatter painting)
-masking tapeDIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_Step One: Begin by using your masking tape (washi tape also works) to tape off the mirror portion of each mirror leaving only the frame exposed.

Step Two: Take the mirrors outside and spray paint with your chosen colors, and then let dry fully.DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_Step Three: Now comes the fun part! Using the gold paint pen, splatter the mirror frames with the gold paint. To do this, vigorously fling the paint pen over the mirrors to release the gold paint in a splatter. Repeat over all the mirrors until you have good splatter coverage, and then let the gold paint dry.DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_Step Four: Remove the masking tape from the mirrors and hang the mirrors in a 4 by 4 grid pattern on the wall of your choice using wall mounting tape.DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_DIY-Splatter-Painted-Mirror-Wall-Art-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-_-2Now of course I went super colorful with my DIY splatter painted mirror wall art, but feel free to use all pale pink with the gold splatters or opt for shades of one color for an ombré effect. The fact that you can customize these just the way you want is the beauty of this project! And if you have the paint already on hand like I did, this project comes out to under $40, which is quite a deal for the sheer scale and wow factor this piece brings to the room. xoxo -Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess Presets for Lightroom.
  • Love the mirrors but seriously want to know about where you got the bar cart!!!!

  • This is so cute, I love! The color is a little bright for, I think using different shades of the same color would make a very nice effect as well <3

  • This is so beautiful! I’m excited to try this DIY to add some color to my room for Summer. I love all of the DIYs that you guys do on here. I would also be so happy if you followed me on Pinterest at The Narwhal Wombat. Lots of love! <3

  • This is so fun and cute! I love it!


  • Very creative work! I admire this piece a lot, although personally if I were to ever try this, I’d go for a lot more soft-toned colours just because that’s more accordingly to my taste. The splatter pattern is subtle but it makes all the difference! I love it. x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

  • Such a simple art installation but so fun!! Love all the color. <3

  • It looks so bright and cheerful, I love it!

  • Loved this idea! The gold splatter detail really makes it look so much more expensive than it is!

    Rabeyah | @rabeyahn

  • Love the colors choices! Nor sure if I’m bold enough to try this, but love your idea to go ombre. I might even go as far to paint them all shades of grey with silver splatters! Perfect way to spruce up a wall without spending big bucks on artwork.

  • It looks great on a white wall – minimal, but refreshingly so. And it’d make good decor for a birthday party too!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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