I have an easy project today! No tools involved.
Last summer while I was out of town, my niece Missy stopped by to take care of things at my house, and noticed these mirrors at a nearby yard sale for $5 each. That’s Missy taking a picture of the mirrors so she can text me.
Earlier in the Summer I made a DIY hall tree using one of the mirrors, a $2 door and other bits and pieces. (this sold at Glendale)
This is how it looks up close.
That of course, left one of the mirrors free to do a makeover.
I painted this old mirror white while I was painting my latest headboard bench with my Homeright Finish Max.
I distressed the white paint lightly with an emery board.
Then I used some dark patina and a cheap chip brush to antique the frame of the mirror.
This is what I used, Dark Antiquing Patina from Heirloom Traditions . It’s very easy to brush on and wipe off, being of a consistency similar of glue.
This is a picture of the mirror before I cleaned the glass. Because there was still some paint on the mirror, it was easier to take a picture.
This picture was taken from down below to reflect the clouds. It’s so difficult to take a picture of a mirror.
I added d-rings for hanging the mirror on the wall.
This mirror sold at Glendale 2015.
Thanks. This is how I want my kitchen cabinets to look. Now I know what to do.
Happy to inspire you jean!
good luck with your cabinets.
beautiful job! love the patina!
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle
Love your ideas and repurposing!
chris aka monkey
no wonder it sold, it looked lovely with the dark showing in all of the details xx
Love the way the Antiquing Patina gave the finish depth & history...I hear you about photographing mirrors! Drives me nuts. I like the way you took shots while the paint was still on the glass. Nicely solved!