from bold and bright to beautifully distressed

One day a few weeks ago when I was in a bit of a grumpy mood, my husband stole me away and forced me to go to Pier 1 with him. {hello, instant mood-lift!} We found this {extremely heavy} mirror on clearance for $45. You guys KNOW I can’t turn down a bargain, and apparently neither can Justin, because he snatched it up and loaded it into the back of Wally.

The mirror sat propped against the wall ever since. I would stare at it and try to decide where it’s place should be and it just didn’t fit. It’s just not ME! The mirror screamed makeover.

Before:

Two layers of the base coat:

I painted on a base coat of gray, then ran to Lowe’s and picked up a shade of turquoise, along with some glitter crystals. The color + glitter layer went on, and then I used some silver-ish paint I already had to “distress” it.

Voila!

What do you think?

 

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All my 8-year-old wants for Christmas is clean water for 500 people.

  • Sandi Gibbons

    I like both versions. I scored a round mirror for free and have been trying to figure out how to frame it up.