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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!










#kidroomrefurbish #painting #thriftstorefinds

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