From Thrift Value To Antique Value Mirror

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I found this beautiful girl in the thrift shop and I didn't even bargain and walked out with it.
I found this beautiful girl in the thrift shop and I bought it even without of the bargain. Solid wood and tall Vintage mirror.
This mirror is from 69's and it has so unique 2 raisen carves on it, buttom and top and this mirror really deserves new ,fresh look . And my husband took of the mirror to make it easy for me..
First of all I sanded and prepared my own private home made chalk paint with gray. Than I painted all body after that I painted carves with cream color finally I applied dark glaze. But when I finished and look at carefully I realized to didn't like it this look.
Than I changed my decision and painted pure white whole mirror again!! Believe or not it was hard to covered on dark paint with white!!
Yes, I like white very much but I still think that something is missing and I want to make a distress with its original wood color, gray color and finally white color again.
And came out a distress study in 3 different colors emerged. For the first time I did a 3-color distress work, but I was such a satisfied with the result.
As you see 2 different color from under neath of white color..
Hope I was successful on the looks which I want it tried to give.
Hope you guys all will write your comments!!

Suggested materials:

  • Gray Color   (Homemade chak paint)
  • White color   (Homemade chalk paint)
  • Sandpaper   (Home Depot)
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