I have had a lot of people ask me how to create an antique look using paint and glaze. The technique is fairly simple and easy can can be used on many colors. Kallie used the same technique on this red dresser that we gave away during our 7 days of giveaways earlier this month.
She also used the same technique on this mirror that we also gave away during that give away.
I used the same technique on this antique chair that I talked about in my how to refinish furniture post.
I lucked out at the D.I. when I found this beauty. I got her for 75 cents. YEP.
Instead of taping off the mirror with newspaper…etc. I decided to unscrew the mirror and remove the mirror. That way I could paint the frame without worrying about painting the mirror.
First, you need to spray paint* your item with whatever color you choose. I am currently in love with turquoise, so I’m sure you are not surprised in my color choice. You need to let the item dry completely before you start the next step.
*(side note: We use spray paint because it is MUCH easier than brushing paint on. Especially because you need to make sure that the paint gets in all the cracks and crevices).
Next you get the glaze (that can be acquired at Home Depot of Lowes) and brush it on. You need to use a bristle brush and not a sponge brush. That way you can carefully get the glaze into the intricate details of your project. As you can see, I am using a black glaze in this project.
Then I carefully wiped off the glaze leaving as much as desired in the intricate details of the frame. I repeated the glaze a few times to get my desired look.
Here is another picture of the frame up close so you can see the details.
I hung this pretty lady on my orange wall.
This shabby chic mirror cost me, oh about $1.50 (if you add in the cost of the 1/4 can of spray paint).
Are you starting to believe us that DECORATING CAN BE INEXPENSIVE?
Love you all…til next time,