Now, I've had this mirror for a year. It just sat in the storage room. Not getting any attention. Why? You may ask...well because the lady I bought it from spray painted it. I got it from a garage sale, kinda just impulse buy I guess you can say. Well the lady I got it from spray painted the frame black. Not a pretty black....but an ugly flat black color. I honestly regretted buying it a few weeks after I did.
Recently I've been reading all these craft blogs:
So I decided to sand that ugly black framed mirror. If nothing else I wanted to give it a distressed look. And I ended up with this:
I totally forgot that the lady told me that the frame was originally silver and gold!! It looks SO nice! I am still in awe with how well it turned out! What a blessing!
Here's a close up of the detail:
Sorry about the light. I did this at 10:30 at night, so the overhead light was turned on, making the room a lil more yellow.
I LOVE how it turned out! My only regret: not taking a before picture. I bet if the lady would have taken some sandpaper to it, she would still have it! Pretty good for a $1 or $2 mirror! :D
My next craft involves a plastic graduation tray (Class of 2006! Yay! LOL) and some silver metallic spray paint. I'll let you know how it turns out!