Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mirror Window Frame

I picked this up at a garage sale for $8, Hated the color but thought it had potential.
I thought I was going to have to tape off the mirrors to give it a new color, BUT I started looking at the screws on the backside...
So I got everything set up outside and placed the mirrors carefully to the side.
I sanded some (to help the paint adhere) A little tedious but worth the effort.

I painted it all white (it was 70degrees and dried fast so I did one heavy layer of paint).
I got done and wasn't crazy about how it looked so I decided to try the shabby chic look. The only stain I could find around the house was too 'red' so I got out a pint of black paint and a cup of water and experamented. I applied the paint with t-shirt scraps and used a wet t-shirt scrap to wipe it off. And this is what I got...



I'm REALLY happy with how it turned out :)
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4 comments:

Natalie said...

Your blog is awesome! You have done such cute stuff! I'm following you now. :) Your post about the 70 degree weather makes me miss Texas! We moved here to Colorado from Sugar Land a year ago....*sniff sniff*. Give Texas my love!

Krafty Kat said...

Love it! Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower! :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks Natalie and Kat! New blog friends, I'm SUPER excited, I'm following both of yall too :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oooh it turned out really nice! I love those mirrors that look like windows and this one looks much better after its makeover.