I have several projects in the works, but I recently completed one. Yay!! This mirror was included in the junk that I brought home from the yard sale.
It was originally a gold-ish color (I think), but she decided she wanted it to be a pewter color, so she got hold of it with some spray paint and, lucky for me, didn't like the result. I, too, had big plans for this mirror.
It was a little rough to the touch, sort of like the paint that was previously used had a texture to it, kind of like sand. So, I used some 180 grit sand paper and lightly sanded away the rough spots. (Sorry, I didn't think to take close-up before pictures).
I placed newspaper over the mirror and then taped it in place with painter's tape all the way around. Now for the fun part. Two or three good coats of Heirloom White spray paint.
I really like the way it looked painted white. So much so that I almost didn't do the final step - glazing. I decided to go for it because I could always re-paint it white if it turned out horrible. Because there are so many little crevices in the details, I used a small artist's brush to be sure I got every little nook and cranny. Then, after a couple of minutes, wiped it off with a damp paper towel. I used q-tips and a clean paint brush to wipe out the crevices to my liking.
I really like the way it turned out! I haven't decided where, exactly, I want to hang it, so I leaned it against the wall on my buffet to see if it grows on me. It may end up in my bedroom (another work in progress).
Here's the before again...
So, I'm ready to start my next project. Here's a peek...
Another freebie from the yard sale. Stay tuned.
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