Monday, October 31, 2011

Mirror

i was so excited to get this mirror...i got it free from jeffs grandmother....of course i knew the gold would have to go...i have been looking for a nice decorative one but this one is plain....the key word here is free....i even had all of the other supplies i needed....

here is the before....very nice gold mirror

notice the red on the side? my plan was to paint it red...i got almost done and ran out of red paint...oops...i just grabbed some white and sprayed over it...something made it bubble up...i was using krylon for any surface...i usually don't have a problem with it...just sanded it some and painted it again...

i had a picture of the mirror part but i lost it along the way...i took the mirror out of the frame...i first tried some oven cleaner to strip off the back...it didn't work...i then took some spray on paint stripper and a razor blade to scrape off the mirror film...it took a quite a bit of effort to get it off....i've been reading that some people are having luck with just the oven cleaner...

here is the after....i did this mirror to hang on my gallery wall...if you look close you can see the places on the mirror where it was stripped....i didn't use any fabric on the back...the back of the mirror that holds it in is white...i just decided to let that show through....i'm ok with it for now...i still will be on the look out for a nice decorative one...it works fine with the way i have the wall decorated...

Peace, Love, & Joy

2 comments:

aimee said...

it looks lovely white xxx

Megan said...

I like the white too :)