So, my first big project was to finish the beautiful antique mirror (above) that I bought to hang above my new mantle. The mirror is made of some sort of resin composite that crumbles easily if knocked against the wall (I found out). To hide the imperfections I decided to paint and antique it to match the mantle. First, I spray painted it with Heirloom White (my fav color spray paint).
After it dried, I mixed three parts glazing medium and one part paint (Coffee Bean).
I then applied it with my trusty and disposable sponge applicator.
After applying, I quickly wiped it off in with an old clean rag.
And, just in case, you get a thin layer of spray paint on your mirror (shame on me), here's how you get it off. Spray glass cleaner and grab one of those plastic pan scrapers (from Pampered Chef) and gently scrape it.
I wanted it to match this antique mantle and I think it actually does.
I will show you how it looks once my husband hangs it (it's super heavy). Warning: that may be a while.
So, I actually completed another project...it's a little mirror I created for a friend who just had a baby. I haven't given it to her yet, but don't think she reads my blog (or has time to read it with a new baby and three other kids). If she does, well, I hope you like it Nicole! I glued the circles on it and painted it to match the nursery...brown and hot pink (cool colors, don't you think?)
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