Another thing I have is this awful oval mirror with a plastic frame. Honestly, I wouldn’t have given it a second glance except that the kids took all of the mirrors from my room and so I made myself a bet. I would give it one last shot and try to up-cycle this sad sack of a mirror and if I don’t like it, then I can still sell it at the yard sale. Now let’s see how I intend to save the plastic mirror from the clutches of the yard sale.
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I also mixed the Neutral Gray into the Everlasting chalky finish paint to come up with this soft gray which I then applied to the 5 rope pieces going around the oval of the mirror.
Finally using the Raw Sienna mixture I painted over the scallops and the framed piece which was right next to the actual glass, on the right side of the image below.
You can still see lots of the white peeking out from underneath the brushstrokes.
And here they are on the top of the oval. It’s starting to look very shabby chic!
And now I have a new mirror!
Is it shabby chic? Does it look vintage? I don’t know what to call it. You can see the drop cloth pleated curtains that I made a few months ago, reflected in the mirror.
Oh and the object next to the oval mirror, on the right, is the farmhouse chippy mirror I refinished a few months ago. The actual mirror has fallen off – talk about Murphy’s Law, after all that work – but I will find a way to glue it back on.
And it’s certainly a much more robust frame that really shows off all those twists, turns and scallops.
I’ll be showing you more of the furniture as we go on. Or maybe I’ll even be brave and make a mood board. I’ve never made one before. Any advice on how to do it?
Ok now I need an honest opinion here. Should I keep this plastic oval mirror, or should I sell it at the yard sale?
And while we’re at it, do you want to see a mood board for this grey and peach bedroom?
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