Transforming your gold frame into a stylish silver, oil-rubbed bronze or other modern look will also give you the satisfaction of completing this money-saving project yourself. You can buy it at Michaels, which we did, but you can also buy it on Amazon. The first thing I'd do is rehang the shelf brackets to line up with the outer edges of the mirror. This glass inserts on this china cabinet are held in place with wooden strips making removing the glass impossible. You can also lay down plastic or an old sheet under your work area. I would do the same to the wood posts holding up the glass shelf, so they coordinate each other. Yes, make sure you thoroughly clean and scuff up the surface to be painted to ensure good paint adhesion.
Click here to see the whole china cabinet project: The same goes for smaller pieces like this standing jewelry chest. Tape the paper in place and lay your mirror outside on a bed of newsprint. Once I get the effect I want, then the last coat I spray is a flat black. Replacing your out-of-date gold mirror with a new one can take a big bite out of your decorating budget. This weekend's project is to paint them with Annie Sloan's Emperor Silk red… Most of my mirrors have come from garage sales, Salvation Army, Home Goods, and the Fancy Flea market. She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.
They just sit pretty on a wall. Read the Instructions on the Can and Follow Them! Thank you again for your sweet comments and have a wonderful weekend! You hold your hand pretty far away and you just mist it over the top. And, if we get bored with the red, we now know how easy it is to update the look. Start with a super light coat of the mirror paint. However, it was the perfect-sized mirror for the space. We ended up with a beautiful frame that looked very expensive. Unique, slender can allows for easy handling.
I started by sliding pieces of paper under the edge of the mirror frame and taping to cover the mirror. The is one of the rare cases where the silver is, in fact, a lot shinier than the top. . I have several fun projects coming up next week, so be sure and check back. This shutter was dark green and I distressed it using this method. Whatever the task, Krylon has a solution.
A designer told us to apply vaseline to the mirror part, cover mirror with newspaper and then stand away from mirror a little and lightly spray with black spray paint. This step is optional for finishing the project. And it only weighs about 3 pounds — easy to hang! The mirror fits perfectly and has a protective piece of material. I am going to show you how to paint it in a gold finish that does not look cheap, but looks realistic, like the ones on our mirror wall. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this website, you can choose to not allow cookies from this website by updating your browser preferences.
Here is the finished mirror hanging in the remodeled bathroom. Make sure you have a large piece of plastic or cloth that is twice the size of the object you are painting. In case of contact with eyes, please flush with a great of water and go to the hospital immediately 3. Use the outside if narrow. The platinum tape tears so nicely. For projects that need just the basics, , and can help you tackle any job. Distress the 2nd coat again with the vinegar and water solution and a sponge.
I have used several, and I mean several, different gold spray paints, and this one is by far my favorite and the most real looking. Then, you take a can of oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Makes it look really old and vintage. I was quite impressed by the coverage too. Clean surface thoroughly, removing all dirt, grease, oil, wax, dust, moisture etc.
Here is the mirror before: Here is the mirror after I very lightly went over the the top of the textured frame with taupe paint on a foam brush: I did the exact same paint wipe technique on this very ornate gold carved mirror at the entrance of Studio 319 sorry I do not have a before picture but it was a very heavy, heavy yellow gold : I just wanted to diffuse the gold as much as I could to make the mirror more neutral and wanted just a hint of that gold coming through: You can do this technique on any kind of textured frames. Simple, one step application dries quickly right before your eyes and provides superior durability. Glitter Spray Paint works on a variety of surfaces to add a pop. Here is a super easy tutorial that can make that mirror you find at a thrift store go from drab to fab! We had wanted a antiqued mirror and couldn't afford the price. On previously painted surface test spray in a small inconspicuous area.
You are so funny about the lampshades, I should have posted where they were from! How about using the light swipe technique with more a flat black, be sure and not to cover all of the gold and then after it dries, swipe over it with white? Although I had cleaned the glass, I apparently didn't wipe the cleaner away well enough so streaking was very visible. I'm so glad that you liked the remodel, it certainly was a labor of love and a labor! After carefully reading the instructions on the can, I realized the opposite side you spray will be the mirror like finish. The uses of this spray paint for crafters would be almost limitless depending on your imagination and the applications you could use it in. In the case of this custom painted vanity, the center mirror is unremovable and the side mirrors initially seemed to come out at first glance. If you have ever tried to find the best silver spray paint, you know exactly how frustrating it can be! But that is always an easy fix. Best Matte Silver Spray Paint 1 — 2 — 6 — These three definitely have a more matte effect.