I have two pieces of information regarding the furniture in my house:
1.Every Piece is a hand me down from either a family member’s garage, my grandma, or my aunt
2.I do not have any furniture debt
I have to remind myself of number 2 every time someone comes over and I am embarrassed of our furniture.
On my pinterest board , I have lots of wonderful ideas and am going to re-design every item for under $20 one weekend at a time!
This mirror was my first victim. I have never liked it but need a full length mirror. The one I want is over $200 and quite frankly with me gaining weight, I try not to look at myself much. I am certainly not going to pay $200 to see myself better!
I am grinning at myself for taking the time to “prep”.
I sanded down the entire mirror for maybe five minutes. Yea, I guess sanded is being used loosely but I didn’t want to waste much time on this since I had no clue what I was doing. It wasn’t like I would miss it if I ruined it and was forced to throw it out.
Then I sprayed it down with white spray primer from Walmart. I even splurged and got the $3.99 cans. It took two cans.
Then I spray painted it an off white (but not beige really) color
I let it dry overnight then took my piece of sand paper to it the next day. I realized I should’ve sanded more because the paint was scratching off very easy. Oh well. Again, this is an experiment
I mixed some Espresso colored furniture stain from Sherwin Williams half and half with water. That was way too watery. so I added more stain until it would at least stick a little. I took old, damp wash rags and dipped in my mixture then spread it on the wood everywhere. I would work on section at a time, applying then wiping off with another damp rag.
OMG!!! That big brown part would not grab the stain! It never did!!! I still can’t figure out why!
I thought it turned out really well for $12. I already had the stain from something else so I only had to get the four cans of spray paint. I am really not into the distressed craze nor do I understand it . But for people like me who do not want to take the time to sand or have no clue what they’re doing it is kind of cool. I think a couple of pieces in a house is plenty though. Of course, you can tell by the reverse image in the mirror and by my rotted chest of drawers in this pic, I by no means am an interior designer ……. as of yet.
I am sure as soon as I hit Publish on this project, Joanna will be giving me a call begging me to give her advice and be her new assistant.