Thursday, May 10, 2012

EASY MIRROR MAKEOVER

         BEFORE

I recently purchased this great old mirror at an auction at a reaaaally good price.  I wasn't crazy about the wood finish, so, of course I did what???  PAINTED IT.
                                       




     





I thought I'd try something different this time, so I used Gesso instead of paint.  It gives the piece a little softer look.  After two coats, I let it dry, then lightly sanded (hitting the high spots).  That's it!!!  I didn't varnish, since I wanted to keep that soft look.  Wouldn't this be perfect above a bathroom vanity or a dressing table??

See ya'll soon.  I have a great old dresser that I painted PINK and I love the way it turned out.  So, come back in a couple days and give me YOUR opinion.
Thanks so much for visiting.  8-)


Linking to these parties:


http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/09/transformation-thursday-no-171.html





17 comments:

  1. Hi Candy: That's a beauty and it turned out so pretty in white..Happy Mother's Day..Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy, and Happy Mother's Day to you TOO!!!

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  2. Hi Candy,

    Stopping by from By the Way Jenn Gray; I love your mirror; it would look great anywhere!!! I love the softness it seems to really bring out the detail!

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    1. Thanks Sherry and thanks for coming by. COME BACK TO VISIT SOON. 8-)

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  3. Absolutely beautiful:-) Hugs, Biljana

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    1. HUGS BACKATCHA!!! and Thanks so much.

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  4. Really fabulous!
    What a difference painted!
    Catherine

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  5. Nice job on the mirror, Candy. Looks great.

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  6. Thanks Rosemary. Coming from you, that means ALOT. 8-)

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  7. I have a rocker from my grandmother with a similar flower carving at the top and I love how it looks white and distressed! This shows me that I can totally paint it and make it look good.

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  8. Great, Ashley. You'll have to show us the finished product.

    Thanks for stopping by. Check back often. 8-)

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  9. Oh my goodness!!!! What a huge improvement! I looooove the makeover. Kudos to you! : )
    M.L.

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  10. hi Candy ... love the mirror now that you made it over.
    Great job. Looks so fresh.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Tresures

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    1. Thanks so much Audrey, and thanks for coming by. COME BACK SOON.

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  11. Candy,
    Love the new look. The lighter color looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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