Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mirror Makeover

I love taking something old and turning into something new. I had an old mirror that used to be up in my daughter's room several years ago. At one time it was really cute with little butterflies and flowers adorning it. Well some of those had broken and fallen off and it didn't look to great any more. I had taken it down and put it up in a closet to be forgotten about. I came across it the other day and had seen this mirror makeover and decided to do something similar.

It was in pretty bad shape. The decorations that were left I had previously taken off and used on other projects. So what was left was a very ugly in bad shape mirror.
I took it out to our shop and sanded off the glue and tried to get a better base to paint on.
Then I painted on some burnt umber acrylic paints on the corners and edges. Smeared on Vaseline where I wanted the distressed look like this tutorial. Then I coated it all with a cream coat of paint. Added some tape for some random lines. Then added a Teal paint over the top. Then let it dry for a few hours.
Then I watered down some the Burnt Umber Paint and painted it all over. Then took an old rag and wiped it all of. This helped age the mirror and also took off more of the paint from the Vaseline areas giving it an even more aged look.

Ah so much better! I was left with this pretty "Old New Mirror". I love how it turned out and love that I made something old that was no longer useful into something useful once again.

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Patti said...

Well done - love the stripes and color choice!

cheapcraftymama said...

That looks great- so much character! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday at www.cheapcraftymama.com-- where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

Popping in from Jillify It's Features ... this is awesome - I mean seriously i Love this sooo much! This is one of the best Mirror makeovers I have ever seen! Great WORK!



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