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

  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

    Have a great day.


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

  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.


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

    also new GFC follower

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

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

  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.

  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,