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{GUEST BLOG} Red Mirror May!

May 25, 2017

{GUEST BLOG} Red Mirror May!

Hello again everyone,

This is yet again another fun project I did using Vintage and Restore by K's "Heartthrob" chalk paint. I purchased 3 cute rectangular mirrors to hang on my wall, but I didn't like the color they were. They were a deep brown and just looked dull and dreary. I also want mention these framed mirrors are faux wood and that yes you can in fact use chalk paint on faux wood. They needed a little something extra and when I saw "heartthrob" I knew that what what they needed. I love the deep red color. I also thought this would be a great project for me to show you all how diverse chalk paint can be. I know I've said this before, but with the right methods you can literally paint anything with it! Continue reading to see how I completed this fun project...



I first used some painter's tape and placed it around the interior of each one of the mirrors. I then put a thin coat of primer on the frame of each one of the mirrors.

 
Then after the primer was dry, I went ahead and applied the chalk paint. I would suggest rather than doing one thick coat to just do three thinner coats. You'll have a much better outcome if you do the process that way.

  
 
After the chalk paint was completely dry on each one of the frames, I took a small piece of sandpaper, folded it in half and lightly distressed the edges of each frame.

This step is completely optional and will vary depending on your preference, but I decided to use furniture wax in my favorite color (black) to add the finishing touch to each one of the framed mirrors. I just LOVE the antique look you get from applying it after distressing. You can choose to apply a clear coat of finishing spray or clear coat of paint if you don't like the look of the furniture wax.



Please ignore the little finger prints on my finished picture. Getting pictures with little ones running around who are curious about what mommy is doing sometimes proves to be quite difficult. I opted to try and retake this picture, but figured nah all mommas who are makers out there can totally relate. This is the true reality for me and why distort that?. Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed this blog and have a great week!

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