Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Good morning everyone.  It's Thursday morning and I have a fun project to share and the best part it was not hard!  It really changed the mirror and made it into a fun chalk board that hangs on a wall.  This mirror was a funky gold  that was chipped, dark and not very pretty looking.  I had not used chalk paint yet and my daughter Jackie suggested that maybe this would be fun as a chalk board.  So I painted the mirror with KILZ paint and found this fun color paint called "Grassland" which turned out to be a yellowish green.  I loved the color.  Actually the  paint was really a sample paint so I didn't have very much of it.


I really liked the flowers and scrolls design that was on the frame and that was what really attracted me to it at a garage sale.  I find myself leaning toward pieces that have more scrolls and fancy legs and carved designs to them.
   
So I finished painting the piece in the fun yellowish-green color and than I painted the mirror with KILZ paint so that the chalkboard paint would adhere.  I wanted the design on the mirror to show up so I rubbed black paint into all the grooves and crevices and than wiped off the excess.
So what do you think?  I think it is a lot better and wow, what paint can do......
Until next time, Dianne......

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9 comments:

  1. That turned out beautiful!!!! Love the blacking treatment on the frame part.

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  2. I love how your mirror turned out. Beautiful. I found your lovely blog from Ginger Snap link party. Enjoyed looking around and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.diy180.com.

    Have a great day.

    Vanessa

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  3. This is gorgeous! I'm visiting from the Grace at Home linky party. :)

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  4. What a great makeover for your mirror! Really cute. I haven't used chalk paint yet either but soon... Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

    also new GFC follower

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  6. Your makeover turned out great! love the rubbed in black paint! Thank you for sharing at TTF!

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  7. Love how you brought out the design. I'll have to try this on a few things.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. Really turned out so pretty. Love the black bringing out all of that wonderful detail! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Happy to be a new follower.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Breathtakingly gorgeous! This mirror now looks amazing - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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