Happy Tuesday! I’ve been busy around here. Between (still) putting away Christmas decorations and starting to plan a wedding, I found time to re-paint a mirror! Come over and see!
I found this mirror several months ago. I loved the beautiful shape and large scale of the piece. The yellow was bright and fun but when I got it home, it didn’t match my decor. I’m thinking of hanging it in our master bathroom, but my husband refused to help me hang it before I painted it. He thought (correctly) that once it was hung I’d never paint it. So, today I rolled up my sleeves and set to work. Here is how it looked to begin with:
Having learned from experience (See “My Name is Jimmy” post) I first flipped the mirror over and removed the screws holding the backing and mirror in place. I removed the mirror and set it aside. The frame is actually very light weight and plastic. (I still love it.)
And I know they say that chalk paint covers anything without a primer, but this yellow was particularly stubborn. Therefore it took several coats of the white chalk paint. If the weather was nicer, I would have taken it outside and spray painted it. I let the coats dry while I was at the gym and running errands. I think I like the white!
I just checked and the final coat is almost dry. I’m thinking about rubbing some wax on top of the paint to seal it and give it a bit more depth. The detail on the frame is so pretty, I want to show case it. While I was at it I painted a small sweet frame white as well. (It was green) I’m thinking we can use small frames like this one on the tables for the engagement party and/or the reception.
Well, clearly this project won’t be completed today. Stop back by tomorrow and we’ll see how it turned out! Stay warm! xoxo Dell