Monday, May 18, 2009

Paint it is!

So, I have been a busy little bee over the last several weeks, preparing the house to host a baby shower for my friend Leslie. Nothing like the motivation of 20+ women coming over to get projects done around the house! :o)

So, last post I showed you this mirror and asked if I should paint it or not.

Thanks so much to everyone's advice! I went with painting it black and left some brown peeking through.

First I taped off the mirror part,

and then I took a candle and rubbed it all along the edges, in the creases and on the details. Next, I spray painted it black and once the paint was dry, I took a towel and rubbed the edges to reveal the brown. The wax from the candle works as a resist for the paint. It worked great!

Here's a close up of the top detail:

Another close up:

And now the big reveal!

Remember the before?

And the after:

I am thrilled with how it turned out! Thanks again, ladies, for your advice!


Wendy said...

That looks GREAT! In the after picture it is so rich looking. Nice job.

Have fun with your baby shower.

Kasey said...

Looks great!!!

kanishk said...

its awesome
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