I love a makeover, and when it’s an easy one…..even better! Let me show you my easy mirror makeover!
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My lovely friend sent me a message the other day with a photo of this mirror, asking if I wanted it, as her neighbour was going to throw it out! I dropped everything and dashed over to her house!! I thought, that it was so sweet that she thought of me and how I like this kinda stuff!
Let me tell ya, this thing is SO heavy and I really didn’t know where I was going to hang it, cause it’s also huge!
It needed a good cleaning, sure, but then what? I REALLY didn’t feel like sanding, cause friends, it’s still SO hot here in the South of Spain, the wind wouldn’t stop blowing like crazy and there was no way I was going to sand this baby down.
So, if you followed along for a bit here, you know that I took the easy way out…..I whipped out my chalky finish paint and got going painting it inside with the a/c on high! Another reason I love that paint is that it doesn’t smell! And you don’t need to sand before.
I distressed a bit here and there. I took apart the light fixtures on both sides and cleaned them as well and then put them back on, but without the lightbulb and the shade.
I had two little jars in my jar collection that fit RIGHT on top of the light fixtures, so I glued them on with hot glue. I tried, putting fairy lights inside them, but I didn’t end up loving that idea, the fairy lights were too big I think.
It might look great with smaller ones. I will have get some and try some other time for sure! For now, I put faux grass and leaves inside the little jars and I think for fall I’ll be putting little candles in them maybe…or acorns…or dried leaves…oh…the possibilities!
I didn’t do anything to the holders, except for a good cleaning… A bit of patina won’t hurt, right??
My girls were hanging out on that sofa while I was taking the photos: “Girls get up and make the pillows look pretty, Momy needs to take a photo without you in it…” Lol. Blogging life!
My plan is, to put some more time into this lovely mirror, eventually, when the weather is a bit cooler, and maybe even hang it up somewhere and update the light fixtures the right way. Right now I don’t have a lot of room for it, but I leaned it against my ugly fireplace and it actually looks pretty good there!
You’ve probably noticed, I’m not a paint pro, I mean, I love it, but I don’t know much about it! I only recently discovered chalky finish paint and am a huge fan. There’s much more to painting furniture though, or even walls, than whipping some paint on and start brushing.
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Thanks for the visit today!