So I showed you this beveled mirror that I got at a yardsale for $10 bucks here!
I loved the detail, loved the bevel, and hated the brassy gold! :) But I knew that was nothing that a little spray paint can’t change. :)
First, I covered the mirror with newspaper and taped off the edges. Then I spray painted it my favorite color – Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze!
But I wasn’t done yet! :) It was little too dark and I wanted to make it look more like an antiqued bronze and accent the detail on the frame.
I thought I was going to use Rub n Buff and bought a tube of Antique Gold from Michaels. But it was too hard to control how much I was applying and the color I was getting. I didn’t like it at all!
So on to “plan B.” I had some leftover craft paint in Antique Gold that I had used on a stencil project in my dining room. I knew I could control the color and the application a lot more.
I put a little on a brush and dabbed most of it off on the plate. Then with the little remaining on the brush, I just brushed it on very lightly, trying to hit all the raised areas to accent them.
Perfect!! Just the look I was wanting!
(small preview of my newly decorated mantel…full pictures coming soon!)
(see my picture ledges going down the hall in the reflection? Love those! Blogged about them here.)
I really love the way it came out!
Brassy gold gone…
Antiqued bronze here to stay! :)
Don’t forget, the FIRST EVER Décor on a Dime Linky party is COMING here at Centsible Savings! Be back on the 15th (Sunday) to join in with your projects and see what everyone else has been doing!
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