And then one day while I was in the bedroom I looked at my mirror and realized just how small it was. Oh it was very pretty since the makeover, but it really was not all that great for mirroring! Is that a new verb? That was when I came to the decision to remake the mirror for me! After all do I not deserve to have a mirror that does a proper job of mirroring?
What I Used:
- DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting
- DecoArt Americana Creme Wax Finish
- Clean white rag for for waxing or brushes
- Gold metallic paint
The How To:
You can see what a sloppy painter I am by the fact that I didn’t use masking tape on the edges to protect the mirror. I honestly feel that it is a waste of time. You can easily remove the paint with a razor or in my case a spatula. Lazy I tell you! I grab the first thing I see in front of me!
While painting the wood, some of the chalky finish paint went on the metal piece so I just left it. I then went over the metal using a metallic gold acrylic multi surface color that I had gotten at Michael’s Craft Store – did I mention it is my favorite store? The color is so rich, it honestly looks like brass to me.
These little wood embellishments were also painted and sanded over to give them a distressed look, as was the rest of the mirror.
At this point, I figured, I would try to match the mirror with the dresser already in the bedroom. Not a perfect match because the styles are different but something to make them friends.
The final step was to add wax to all the white paint to seal in all that chalky finish paint goodness. You can use one of these fancy brushes to add the wax, but as I was feeling super lazy, I used a clean white cloth.
And my mirror was done! It had just the right amount of color and white softness that I so love!
I may have dragged this old curbside find home with me last fall and let it sit for a spell, but it was worth the wait. I now have a mirror which actually does its job of mirroring. It has way loads more character, and it looks perfect above the farmhouse vintage dresser.
That is how you makeover a curbside find the lazy way, because let’s face it we have more important things to do. Even if I procrastinate a bit. “wink”
Do you think it was a good idea for me to replace the old oval mirror with this one?