Mirror Mirror on the Wall
- Using a hand sander (and alot of elbow grease) I sanded the whole mirror. It had a weird 80's plastic sort of coating on the mirror. It was hard to come off.
- Once fully sanded I decided where in the house it would go and also how I wanted to finish it. It was decided that this mirror will adorn my bathroom wall and have a more shabby chic look to it.
- I painted the first two coats a beautiful satin white paint. The third coat, I decided that I would give it a darker grey paint. I let this dry completely.Again...over top of the grey coat, I added one more white coat. I layered the paint colors for a reason.
- Once all of the paint was dry (I left for a day) I used some sandpaper to rough up some of the paint. Using this technique shows the colors under neath and adds a rustic look to the finish.
- I sanded some random areas where I thought would be of interest. I let my artistic side take over. When all of the spots were completely finished I used a Bees Wax to coat the frame and seal it, seeing as it will be in a bathroom with some damp conditions.
Layered grey over first base of white then back to white again. Longer process but worth the outcome.
Started to rough up the paint.
- After done sanding I quickly used a Bees Wax to do a light coat of protection seeing as it's going to be in a bathroom where moisture can get to the paint.
Beautiful rustic look
Ready for hanging!
Completes the bathroom
I love the rustic look it gives the bathroom.
- Mirror (Auction/Store/Pick)
- Paint (Hardware store)
- Sandpaper (Hardware Store)
- Bees Wax (Paint store/Hardware Store)
Published July 30th, 2017 2:18 PM
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