My quest to find my inner crafty-girl one small project at a time.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall

One evening after my dad and I tirelessly toiled cutting and hanging crown molding, my mom and I tackled  a little mirror redo. A few months ago, my friend and neighbor Melissa and I went yard saleing. I scored this great mirror for just 2 bucks!

I loved the shape and couldn't pass up that great price! Did you get a load of that awesome butterfly decal on the side? We put our heads together to try to decide what color to paint it. I didn't really want to do just plain white but didn't have much else on hand except grey! My mom suggested painting it blue first, then white and rubbing off some of the white to let the blue show through. So we went for it! I remembered that I had some blue craft paint from when I painted the canvas for the family room. That was too bright so we mixed it with white and made it a really pretty light blue/aqua.
This is the ugly green-yellow color that the mirror started as.

My mom found that the butterfly was just a sticker and she was able to scrape it off once it was wet from the paint.

We then sort of dry brushed the white on top. I painted it on and my mom brushed it off. I didn't get any good pictures of that. Here are some up close pictures of the details. I think you can see a little of the blue popping through. You can in person. My dad thinks we should paint it bright white - he thinks it looks dirty with the blue showing through. What do you think?

 And, here it is on the wall.

 I like it on the wall on the way to the door so we can check out how good we look when we leave!

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