Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Finishing the unfinished

  Hello, I'm a project starter and stopper (I need a support group for this)
My goal for 2011 is to finish all my unfinished 2010 projects!

Here's my first finished project ~
I apologize, I thought I took a picture of it before, back 2010, but I didn't. 
 It was brown wood and not attractive at all.
It  had all the carving/scroll details to make into a Trumeau Mirror.

I visited Miss Mustard Seed a few weeks ago
she had a brown mirror similar to my unfinished project...
I was going to paint mine all white ~ until I saw what she did
I loved the blue she used.

Miss Mustard Seed just posted how she did hers...
we seem to have the same steps...check out her great tutorial!

Here's what I did ~
* tape off the mirror - important!
* sand the wood - wipe down w/a tack cloth
* paint all white (left over latex white paint) {this is where I stopped in '10}
* paint in the blue (I used Folk Art Sky Blue)
*stain all the nooks and crannies (I used Folk Art Antiquing Medium)

This was so simple, and the stain is what pulled it all together

 lightly sanded some of the high spots, to give it a little more age

I got this mirror last April at Big Lots
 not sure if they still have them... if you're lucky, maybe
you can find one at a garage sale or Goodwill!

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  1. It's gorgeous!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Oh I do love that! Great job...antiquing does give it the right touch! Thumbs up for getting a project done already and only 6 days into the new year!

  3. Oh! Our mirrors are almost twins! I love this one, too, and the detail is spectacular. Well done and thanks so much for the link love. :)

  4. Oh that is gorgeous Marcy, and yes so easy. Hey no picture of the hubby at Hobby lobby, he would KILL me lol!

  5. How gorgeous!
    BIG LOTS!?
    I think I need to stop in there more often, it's right around the corner.
    I also love the place mats you made in the previous post- geeorjus-I was thinking how cool those would be to use in my cafe'.
    I, too, love Graphics Fairy.
    My header is hers...and I love yours!!
    I hope you are having a wonderfully blessed New Year!
    HUGS from SC,
    P.S. When you start that support group, let me know, I will join it.

  6. Oh my gosh that came out so gorgeous!!
    I cannot believe you got it at Big Lots !!
    Dang I need to go in there more often ~
    soooo pretty !!