I broke the bank on this piece at $3.99 at the Salvation Army. ~
It's solid wood and in great shape. I want this to hang in my front porch so the pine has gotta go.
Here's the usual blah, blah, blah about dobbing different colour paints on it. ~
If you want a full tutorial on this paint technique click Here.
I put a final coat of white paint on and it still didn't look authentic. I realized the perfect mirror was the problem and scratched some of the silver backing off.
This must have been the best made mirror in history because it was murder getting this little bit off! ~
I may work at that a little more some rainy day.
Here she is all aged. ~
That carving on the top is bothering me a bit, too. What do you think? Should I cover it up with something?
I've even made it 3/4's of the way across the garden in digging. I'm totally impressing myself this week with my "get er done" attitude. My lazy streak is bound to kick in verrrry soon!
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It looks wonderful...looks like a totally different piece...love the way it turned outReplyDelete
Thanks, Phyllis! It may get a little more done to it.Delete
Love the new look, it will look great on the porch.ReplyDelete
Love the driftwood finish! Come over and show me how to do Alana's coffee table properly! xo wendyReplyDelete
I think it looks great!ReplyDelete
Thanks. It was pretty quick and easy to do.Delete
You know me and blue, I LOVE THE MIRROR, it looks amazing.ReplyDelete
Thanks. There are a couple of shades of blue and a grey under the white.Delete
What a great transformation! I am bookmarking this technique to use on a few garage sale pieces I have that need a serious transformation, too.ReplyDelete
Jenny, I haven't sanded back once since I started layering this way. I'm a lazy girl!Delete
I love it. I do not paint much as it wears me out. I love your wheel barrow below with patina. I would not have one without. I have one rusted out and with holes. BTW I have tried to add you and many others to my blog roll and I am not being allowed to save the action and it has been that way for two months.ReplyDelete
I tried to distress a mirror recently and found it really hard as well, then I smashed it by accident -uh oh !ReplyDelete
Your little mirror is great, if you don't like the carving, how about a piece of punched tin Maureen ? !
I pinned 3 different ways of distressing the mirror and none of them worked! Punched tin is a good idea.Delete
Oh I like it! Live with the carving for a week and if it still bothers you try a wooden decoration piece.ReplyDelete
So far, it is still bothering me so I may have to do something like that. Loved your Sunday post!Delete
Get 'er done in deed. This is awesome xoReplyDelete
I love this mirror Maureen! Your paint technique makes it look perfectly shabby and gorgeous!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Melissa. It's the least labour intensive technique I've used in years of doing shabby chic.Delete
It looks wonderful, Maureen!! The paint technique is perfect!! You have been one busy lady!!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful Maureen! I love the technique and the result. Also, yes, I am loving myself some yellow too.ReplyDelete
I love this project Maureen! I love old windows. They have so much character. I found you on No Minimalist Here party.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cynthia. I love working my way through the projects on No Minimalist Here. I'm a shameless copier!Delete
I love how it turned out, you would not even know it was the same mirror. Loving your paint technique, it is so pretty now and great job. She's at the right age now. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is so cool...... I am always looking for an old window. Mine would never turn out that good. Great job...ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rhonda. Honestly, I would tell you if this was difficult to do. The worse you are at painting, the better it looks. I just gob it up like a lot of bad paint jobs were done before mine.Delete
Very nice!! Thank you so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!ReplyDelete
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