This week’s project was a last minute one that I decided to do this afternoon. It was just such a beautiful Sunday afternoon and I was itching to find a project that I could work on outdoors. Looking around my workshop outside, I saw an old mirror that my mom had bought me a few months back.
I have been looking for a mirror to go over the table in my entrance way and this looked like the perfect fit.
I started by sanding down the frame so that the paint would stick better. Now it seems like every project I do, something has to be sanded. Problem is I hate sanding. It is so time consuming and by the end of it, I usually get one pretty good arm workout. But sanding is a necessity that must be done.
Once I finished sanding the frame, I taped off the mirror portion so that I wouldn’t get paint on it. Taping does take a little extra time, but it allows for faster painting and the lines are much better.
I decided to paint the frame using a light French grey. I used a matte finish paint because that is what I had stored away in my craft closet. A gloss paint might have given the mirror a little bit more pop.
For a minute, I though about painting the inside of the frame a different color, but decided against it.
Next I decided to add some accent color to the frame by painting the edges with a darker grey. I taped the frame off the speed up the painting.
Finally, I removed the tape and got ready to hang the mirror. Since the mirror is so heavy, I decided to wait to hang it until I get some help.
I am not so sure how I feel about the mirror itself, but I definitely need something above the table. I think I will live with it for awhile and see how like it.