The mirror measures 22" x 17" and is the perfect size to hang above my new table that I'm waiting for the Fedex man to deliver so I can complete my "Foyer Makeover". But, it was a really bad looking gold, I wish I had taken a before shot of it but you'll just have to trust me when I say it was a crapola gold.
So, my brain went to work...I decided I wanted to somehow refurbish it to match my table lamps, here's a shot of the base of one of the lamps:
I don't really know how to achieve this exact look, but I knew I could at least capture all the colors. I started with a base coat of matte black:
Then I got some of my acrylic paints out and began mixing them to match the reddish-brown in the lamp:
That was easier than I thought it would be. Now to "blotch" the paint onto the frame. I had once seen someone on one of the HGTV shows I watch use a plastic grocery bag to dab the paint onto the surface of what they were painting. I liked the look so I gave it a shot:
Next comes the bling. Everyone who knows me knows that I love bling, sparkle and shine. There is gold in the lamp as well so I decided to highlight the raised parts of the frame with good ole Rub 'n Buff, I used Grecian Gold, it's perfect, not to stark:
And this is how it looked when I finished the Rub 'n Buff:
Yee Haw! It turned out perfect, I love it! Now to seal it with my trusty Krylon Crystal Clear Spray:
There we go, nice and shiny and I do love things shiny and purdy. And here's a shot of it against my living room walls which by the way never show their true color in pictures.
So I cleaned up the mirror and put it back in the frame with it's backing and secured it all in place with the brackets. Here it is with the mirror back in:
And against the wall:
So did it match my lamp you ask? Well, you be the judge...
Hot Dang! I think I got it! Last picture:
The table has arrived and I'm in the process of pulling together my foyer, I really can't wait to share it with you!
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