Well, Hello BFFO’s!
(Best Friends Forever Online)
Did you have a good weekend? I pray you did.
We got a lot of good stuff done around the house. Most of it is not too fun to post about, like putting up dry wall up the staircase, but it feels so good to us.
Today, I wanted to share with you a makeover I did on a mirror for our master bath.
It has taken me FO-EV-A to make a decision on a mirror. I looked online and in stores for the perfect mirror, but couldn’t find anything. I bought several and had to take them back because they were too little, or too big, or too shiny, or too dark.
I was wanting to get a mirror like this one, but couldn’t find one the size I needed in the price range I needed.
It’s from Horchow and is $225. Lowe’s has almost the exact mirror for $70, but it was too small for my vanity.
So I moved on to plan B.
I had bought this mirror at a local antique mall for $40. I liked it because it was large, but wasn’t sure about the gold frame. Of course, I knew I could change that if I wanted to.
I kept looking for other options, but I just got plain tired of looking and decided that I was going to make this one work!
So I took it outside and covered the glass with old magazine pages.
Then I used the same chrome spray paint that I used on our claw foot tub feet and sprayed the mirror.
Of course, I knew this was going to make it way shinier than I wanted, so I tried to think of something I already had to make the frame look more aged.
I decided to try my Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I applied the wax with an old sock, and this is what I got.
Some of the chrome paint rubbed off when I applied the wax exposing the gold underneath. I was good with that.
I think it has kind of an antique brass look. It’s not the most beautiful mirror in the world, but it works for me right now.
It’s big and helps to fill up that great big blank wall.
And since I already had all the materials I needed, I only have $40 in this mirror.
I got some sconces to put on each side of the mirror for $6.00 at a Habitat store, and I hope to share those with you later this week.
If you want to see how painted my dresser/vanity, click HERE.
If you want to see how we finished our antique claw foot tub, click HERE.
I also wanted to let you know that my sister is starting her 31 Series on her blog today. I know she would love it if you followed along. Just click on the button to visit her.
Oh, and ONE MORE THING!!!
I need to announce the winner of the Honeywell WiFi Programmable Thermostat!
Yay, Becky! I am so happy for you! I will be contacting you soon. :)
Have a blessed day, y’all!