Over the summer Hubs and I started our first REAL home improvement project (besides painting walls). We updated our small, main floor powder room. Quite the learning experience…
Anywho, I was on a mission to find a beautiful new mirror to go in our beautiful new powder room. I wanted something oval, since everything else was square (i.e. the sink). After going through three mirrors (the buy-it-return-it merry-go-round, shall we say), I was about to give up. Then Hubs said “Why don’t you just buy a mirror the shape you like, then paint it like you did the [master bedroom] lamps?”
I thought about it for a millisecond and decided if I could FIND a mirror I liked, I would MAKE a mirror I kinda liked into something I LOVED.
I used the same technique as the lamp makeover I did in June.
Distilled white vinegar
220 grit sand paper
Produce bags (or plastic, or paper, whatever)
Krylon Primer in Gray
Rust-oleum Hammered Spray paint in Burnished Amber
First, I taped the produce bags to the mirror to protect what I didn’t want painted. Then, I lightly sanded the frame to remove some of the varnish and to give the paint something to hold on to.
Once I was finished sanding, I rinsed the dust off with a paper towel soaked with white vinegar, then wiped it again with a paper towel soaked in plain water.
When the frame was completely dry, I primed it with the gray Krylon primer — the same I used for the lamps.
I did two coats of primer to make sure I had even coverage. Once it was dry, I sprayed the mirror with three (very light) coats of Burnished Amber. It was lovely!
I am now a firm believer in spray paint. It can transform A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Seriously. You should try it.
What about you? Have you ever tried the (spray) paint makeover? Lemme know what you did and how it turned out!