I decided to paint a full length mirror. It was a nothing special long mirror probably from Target from Tony or my college years. Boring white. Back in August I got a free promotional quart of Clark + Kensington paint + primer in one from Ace. I wasn't chosen or anything fancy like that. They were just doing a free quart of paint to the first x number of customers one Saturday. I printed out my coupon and went in early. I chose a grey color even though I had no project in mind what to do with the paint. So it sat on my shelf for 4 months until this past Friday when I decided to paint the mirror.
I wiped it down with my homemade multi purpose cleaner, caulked some of the corners, then covered it with paper and taped the edges of the glass.
This was an entirely free project since I had the mirror and all the supplies already. Yay for zero dollars.
Yes the free paint is flat paint - but gotta work with what you got.
3 coats of paint later and it's done! Remember to peel the tape off while the paint is still wet. You'll get a better, cleaner edge than waiting until it's dry.