Ally | flop.or.not
by Ally | flop.or.not
5 Materials
2 Days

This mirror was really fun to do! It was my first time doing an abstract piece based off a photo a client gave me.

This IKEA mirror shockingly only ones in one colour - this black dark brown colour? - which isn’t really the style right now. My customer wanted it to suit her beach vibe master bedroom! And her vision was based on a Pinterest photo. So here is my shot at recreating it 🤗🤗

would love to hear feedback! - I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But my client was very happy. And that’s what matters!

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Before - customers mirror
Sand and tape off

I rough sanded With 150 grit orbital sander. And taped off the mirror so no paint or products got on it.

Try to see what client wants

Something like I have never done before, layering paint, thinking paints, antique oil rub ect. So I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to grasp what she wanted.

Mixing paint

The first thing I did was decided what colour to get the base charcoal colour as seen in the photo.

I mixed country grey varathanes chalk paint with coal black fusion mineral paint to get a Smokey grey.

and than I used a pure white paint THINED with water, to make a bit of a white wash.

I layered the two

I added the Smokey grey and covered the entire mirror, one it was dry, I added my white washed pure white paint by gently swiping my paint brush in long motions - with very little amount on my paint brush.

I also used varathanes antique Smokey glaze over top of the paint layers.

SCUFF - sand

I used a 120 grit sanding block and scuffed the whole mirror, distressing the layers of paint. Than I used steel wool and did the same thing.

I top coated once it was the desired look

Using varathanes satin water-based interior top coat.

Staging the finished product

Plants always 🌱

Mirror editing - still practicing lol

Still haven’t nailed my mirror reflection editing so here’s a photo of me staging it haha.

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  • Michelle Michelle on Jul 25, 2021

    Outstanding job!! This is by far my favorite!! I can’t wait too get started on my mirror! Thank you for step by step preparations and beautiful pics!! I love it!!

  • Betty White Betty White on Jul 26, 2021

    That mirror turned out beautifully! You did a fantastic job.