I found a lovely mirror quite a while ago and finally decided to update it from 70’s gold to a shabby white.
I forgot to take a before picture but the frame was similar to this color.
I first pulled out trusty heirloom white but then I tried a new paint color as a glaze.
I’ve been drooling over Rust-oleum Metallic accents paint for a while now but a few weeks ago I took the plunge and bought two sampler colors, I think $5 for 2 ounces!
I bought two colors, champagne and harbor sky, a blue that really is what caught my eye. I’m not sure why I’m drawn to this blue, it really doesn’t match anything in my apartment at all but still I almost felt like I was stalking this color. I’d stop and look longingly at it each time I went to the paint section.
But back to champagne…..
I watered down the paint a bit and applied a coat as a glaze then lightly wiped of some of the
Outside it looked perfect, it brought a metallic shimmer to the whole piece.
As you can see I really didn’t take off too much of the glaze.
With the mirror inside – I’m loving the fresh look of this mirror now.
No more 70’s vibe.
Inside against my off white walls of my bedroom it looks a lot darker than it did outside in natural light.
It has an almost pink hue to it but I still love the look.
Inside the champagne glaze really shimmers and accents all the curves and details of the frame.
I don’t know why I didn’t think to put a mirror on my bedroom wall before, I guess I was waiting for just the right mirror.
I think I found it.
Thrifted mirror, $6
spray paint, $3
drool worthy champagne glaze, $5
perfect mirror for my wall – priceless – to me at least ;)
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