Hi there! Have you had a good week? I’ve been busy making a few changes around here at Adirondack Girl @ Heart and [unexpectedly] have been dipping my toes into eBay waters. So far, I’ve been enjoying myself. But today I have a simple project for you, proving yet again, how much difference a simple coat of paint can make. Do I hear an amen?!! I came across another example of ugly, 80’s pine decor–a mirror this time–not with that orange-y finish I usually find, but rather with a dark, almost as equally unattractive, finish. I decided to go outside the box with my color choice and picked this pretty aqua chalk paint, rather than my normal black, beige, or taupe. So the ugly vintage mirror got a badly needed refresh.
Very brave of me right?
Looking at the poor sorry thing now, it’s hard to imagine what I even saw in it. Well, for $2.00, I took a chance on her.
But after a quick cleaning and a coat of chalk paint, the ugly duckling turned into a swan.
It distressed nicely because of the dark stain underneath. I sanded it in all the places it would naturally receive wear (and probably a few that wouldn’t–oops), and then applied a coat of paste wax.
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to take a picture of a mirror? Well today you get not only a sneak peak of me in my “night shirt,” but you also see my modified light box where I take a lot of my photos. Very professional all the way around, wouldn’t you say?
Here’s a better shot on my kitchen wall. This paint color may have made me so happy that I painted several other pieces the same shade, LOL.
Who’s with me on the joy of transformation?!! I’ve got a whole pile of vintage goodness just waiting for me and my paint brush. Guess I better get busy…
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