Really quickly, step-by-step!!!
First, a "before" picture!!!
This mirror is actually PLASTIC. I bought it for $5 on Craigslist. The table I have had it for years, and it was expensive so I did not want to part with it. This chair is going to my living room so I am not including it in the "after" pictures.
First I washed with TSP and a wet rag. Just dried with a paper towel. I have read about it in one clever lady blog and I think it does make a difference.
Ok, PAY ATTENTION to the edges of the mirrors you buy... I didn't and as a result could not fully coat it with paint. It is ok for my "distressed" look, but if you wanted a solid white it would be almost impossible to achieve here.
See?? this part above was the only part I could actually put the tape UNDER the scalopped (??) edges.
Painted with ASCP Old White, leaving some of the gold underneath showing.
Then added a coat of ASCP Antoinette (pink).
Distressed a bit just to show the gold and the white underneath and waxed with clear wax.
And here is the table, which was inspired by Shannon from A Southern Belle with Northern Roots
I chose a quote from Etsy.com
(I just typed "inspirational words")
and printed on my printer ( I did a few tests before finding the right size that would fit my table) and traced on top of Graffite paper I bought at Michael's. I tried with newspaper like I read on Shannon's blog but my newspaper gave very few ink so I could not read the words. Then I PAINTED it with craft grey paint and a thin brush. After drying I distressed with a fine sanding block and waxed with clear wax.
Can you read the quote??
"You are the MAGICIAN,
the one who possesses all the HOCUS POCUS!"
A box to keep the guest's makeup!
(I made this room thinking of my mom)
I glued a candlestick on this saucer I bought at a thrift store. I saw this on Nate Berkus show and have been obsessed with finding items to glue together but have not been successful, LOL! But this one is for my mom to put her jewellery! This is a pearl necklace I got from her...
I thought about painting the brass (??) candle holder but changed my mind in the last minute. The tea light holder is crystal, got it at Winners. Something shinny!!!
I still have to hang the chandelier, paint the walls and buy new bedding for this room. I will keep you posted!
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