Friday, August 19, 2011

Champagne Mirror

I found a lovely mirror quite a while ago and finally decided to update it from 70’s gold to a shabby white.

I forgot to take a before picture but the frame was similar to this color.

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I first pulled out trusty heirloom white but then I tried a new paint color as a glaze.

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  I’ve been drooling over Rust-oleum Metallic accents paint for a while now but a few weeks ago I took the plunge and bought two sampler colors, I think $5 for 2 ounces! 

I bought two colors, champagne and harbor sky, a blue that really is what caught my eye.  I’m not sure why I’m drawn to this blue, it really doesn’t match anything in my apartment at all but still I almost felt like I was stalking this color.  I’d stop and look longingly at it each time I went to the paint section.

But back to champagne…..

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I watered down the paint a bit and applied a coat as a glaze then lightly wiped of some of the champagne, paint.

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Outside it looked perfect, it brought a metallic shimmer to the whole piece.

100_7986 As you can see I really didn’t take off too much of the glaze.

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With the mirror inside – I’m loving the fresh look of this mirror now. 

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Inside against my off white walls of my bedroom it looks a lot darker than it did outside in natural light.

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It has an almost pink hue to it but I still love the look.

100_7992   Inside the champagne glaze really shimmers and accents all the curves and details of the frame.

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I don’t know why I didn’t think to put a mirror on my bedroom wall before, I guess I was waiting for just the right mirror.

I think I found it.

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Thrifted mirror, $6

spray paint, $3

drool worthy champagne glaze, $5

perfect mirror for my wall – priceless – to me at least ;)

 

June

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17 comments:

  1. gorgeous,love how the mirror turned out. the champagne glaze, where did you buy it? thanks

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  2. Hi June

    So happy you stopped over. I love your mirror too it came out wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow, I am drooling over your mirror, June! What a deal you got! The paint is perfect, I didn't know Rustoleum made glazes. Sounds like I need to check it out! I just scored two vintage syroco mirrors yesterday at an antique mall. I didn't get the bargain that you did, but I was super excited! I've already sprayed them HW, now just need to distress them! Have a great weekend!

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  4. looks so pretty, i have a similar mirror waiting on a re-do!

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  5. I love the intricate details on the mirror. Great job!

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  6. Nice transformation on this mirror! It looks great.

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  7. I love the new look! Very pretty~

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  8. Gorgeous! I love how the paint brings out the details on the mirror. I'll have to try that paint sometime!

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  9. This is such an awesome mirror!!! Good choice of glazing with the champagne, it looks great

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  10. I found you on C.R.A.F.T., and I just LOVE what you did. I wish my Goodwill had such great finds!

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    http://sunla-designs.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaways

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  11. I love these mirrors! I have a couple of them, but I am always on the look out for more! Your's is Adorable!

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  12. I love that mirror and for $6 it's an awesome find! Good job on the paint job as well. Unfortunately I can't use any spray paint right now as I'm pregnant, but I seem to be finding plenty of things to paint!

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  13. This turned out gorgeous! Love all the scrolls. I have seen a few of the old plastic frames but can never find a large one like this. You got a great deal on it!

    XoXo,
    Kristal

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  14. This is gorgeous! What a transformation. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and checked out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

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  15. Stunning! Absolutely stunning. And you did a super job. susan from Writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  16. I turned out beautiful! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

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