I found a mirror about 5 years ago after looking for quite a while for just the right one for our bedroom in our first apartment.
I saw it at Kirkland Home and snatched it up with a coupon for 20 buckaroos.
It was — just —- right.
But now, 5 years later, and 3 moves later, I couldn’t find a good place for it.
It needed to go or it needed a change.
I didn’t want to let it go… so I decided to paint it.
I’m afraid I didn’t take many pictures during this process, but it’s pretty basic.
They are little square pressed tins hammered onto a wooden frame.
I like the distressed look that it has, and wanted to keep that going…
So, that crayon up there in that picture is the first step.
Using the flat side of the crayon, I rubbed it on the areas that I wanted to distress.
My reasoning was, that when you paint over the wax, and then sand it,
it would come off easily without leaving scratches from the sandpaper.
And that’s exactly what it did!
I used 150 grit sandpaper after painting it, and it did exactly what I wanted it to do.
[How often does that happen?! LOL]
Here’s the mirror now:
It hangs over our freshly painted tub, that I told you about last week.