Monday, October 8, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend was fun and relaxing.  We are really getting a taste of Fall weather on the East Coast, lots of rain, and the leaves are beginning to turn.

Remember when I attempted the DIY mirror painting project?  Y'all gave me lots of great advice on fixing it.  I decided to try the Rub 'n Buff in gold.
What do you think?  It is missing something....no?  I like the up close detail but from a distance it's not very impressive.

Here's the befores:
It was black and beat up when I bought it.  I tried a light blue spray paint. It looked  fuggly and blah with no dimension.

Then off I go to Michael's for the Rub 'n Buff.  I tried it on a metal vanity tray for practice. That was a complete bust. (I think I was a wee bit to heavy handed.)  A couple of weeks passed before I worked up my nerve to try it again.

This time I used a chubby dry brush with the gold Rub 'n Buff. I squirted a dab into one of those plastic medicine cups that comes with cough syrup--that's how I tried to control my application. I got much better results.  Yet, I don't think this is finished....

I'm open to more suggestions.  I see so many great DIY projects on other folks blogs!  I'm determined to keep trying.


Linda


8 comments:

  1. Maybe, just maybe, more of the gold on the rounded two "frames". I know the gold can get out of hand, but I think? that it needs more definition.
    Patty

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    1. Oh, the ovals around the mirror? I can try that! Thanks Patti!

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  2. I agree with Patty. Also, it might just be where it is hung. It might have more impact on a smaller wall where it is "talking to" the other objects.

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    1. Good to know Kerry! That's not its forever home. It was the only place where I could get enough light to get the picture.

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  3. I'm proud of you grasshopper. With things like these, you are only done when you say so. (I agree, a little more on the high spots for definition)

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    1. Grasshopper says "high compliments, coming from the Master of all things DIY." I'll hit again when the mood strikes. Hmmm...I need to know if DIY-ers plug through even if they aren't in the mood...another post another day.

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  4. I think it looks awesome. Love that color of blue!

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