I wasn’t sure what $3 craft project to share until I decided to paint a mirror that I recently found. For once my before isn’t 70’s gold, it is 70’s driftwood for lack of a better term.
This is a larger mirror, about 2 feet. It was this sort of nondescript grey color.
Really it had a lot more fruit than I’d usually pick but it was a price I couldn’t resist.
No, not this $9.99 price, I resisted it at that.
I resisted when it went to half off, $4.99 was still too much money.
But when it went to $1.49 I had to
rescue bring it home from Goodwill.
My very own fruit salad mirror.
I knew it was heavy but was surprised to find a 1/4” mirror once I took the backing off.
I wonder the reason for marking the date on mirrors? I’ve seen it a few times on some of the mirrors I’ve found.
Where were you May 19th of 1976?
Me, I was finishing up kindergarten.
When I started washing the mirror I thought this brown was the finish, turns out it was 35 years of grime. Eww.
I decided to use some more of the champagne colored metallic paint I had.
I tried to get a pretty good coverage but didn’t get it into all the cracks and curves. I did what you might call a heavy dry brushing. Not a solid coat but a fair amount of paint.
Outside and at certain angles it looks almost silver then in other lights it is more of a gold color.
I’m not sold on this color for this mirror but I do like the gilded look of the fruit.
I found myself wishing for some white paint but the only white paint I had was spray paint and I really think I want to brush on the paint.
This is how it looks inside against my slightly off white walls.
I am loving the champagne paint but I just not sure it was the right choice for this mirror.
What do you think? Leave it as it is or paint it another color?
Do you see beauty in a gilded fruit mirror or did I over pay for it?
Thrift store mirror $1.49
Metallic Champagne paint $5 -but used less than 1/4 of my sample pot.
Total cost: about $2.75
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