Friday, November 12, 2010

Looking glass for Dolly

Hello hectic! I really can't believe I haven't posted since Monday of this week... Nevertheless, I am here with that fabulous mirror...



Remember? This project took a bit longer than I originally expected.  That's fine though, good things come to those who spend an inordinate amount of time on a project. 

First I took it apart...



It was at this point that I decided to spray paint the brass knobs with oil rubbed bronze. (I think I may have another addiction).  I taped the screws, lightly sanded the handles, and wiped them off really well.  Then, I stuck them into a piece of Styrofoam, and painted them.





While they were drying, I covered my mirror, using a tip I learned from Jan at Bobbypin's Boardwalk.  I used sticky notes to tuck under the mirror to protect it from the sanding and painting.




I did use some painters tape just to hold down the papers, but I will always use this great trick when I paint a mirror-thanks Jan!  I lightly sanded the wood, so the paint would hold.  I painted it with two coats of vanilla acrylic paint.

I changed it up a bit after that, and painted a third coat with a mix of rose, tan, and vanilla.  I distressed the whole thing with some sandpaper, so the original wood could show through.



I thinned out some mahogany stain, and quickly wiped it on and off the entire piece.  I finished with One Step Crackle, and...





She's in her new home! I am loving the color, because it picks up the pink in Dolly's memo board that we re-did...



One more picture...




I hope you like it.  I should go now- I've got to put back the stuff on Dolly's dresser before she gets off the bus!





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14 comments:

  1. This turned out great! I'm sure she will love it.

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  2. amazing and gorgeous! what a darling addition to any girls room!

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  3. It's beautiful Christine! I bet she loved it!

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  4. I love your new mirror, it turned out great! The sticky note trick is a fabulous idea! I will definitely use that one!!

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  5. This is really quite beautiful. You did a wonderful job!!

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  6. I like it, so cute and pretty:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  7. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  8. Hi, Christine! The pink absolutely elevates it. I would never have thought of repainting in that color - love it!

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  9. I like it, so cute and pretty:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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