Yesterday I mentioned that both the mirror and the blanket box I featured had undergone makeovers however I had never gotten round to sharing them.
Finding before photos proved to be harder than I thought! I think I need to give my files a little tidy up :-)
Not to worry, I found something, better than nothing and they are before shots after all.
My sister's boyfriend picked up the mirror, almost brand new during council clean up in Sydney somewhere.
I was the lucky one who got to keep it, a lick of white paint and it was perfect! I used white gloss spray paint for this job, just apply light coats allowing them to dry in between until you achieve the cover you want. On a good day 20 minutes between coats is all you need.
The next photo is really terrible but all I could find, the blanket box is in the back left against the wall and I am looking rather stylish. Lol!
I am guessing it was too cold to be painting outside. Over the last 3 years our dining area has regularly become a painting room. It is close to the wood fire so it helps to dry the paint. I can open the doors and windows for ventilation and not freeze.
I am painting our new stools to look old and it looks like a door on the saw horse and I must be working on the mirror too. Very efficient!
Speaking of stools, one day I would like to stencil something on top of them, maybe numbers or a letter? Any suggestions?
Looking back at this photo reminds me that we have new flooring too that I haven't shared yet, but that is for another day!
I painted the blanket box with the good old Door & Trim paint that we always have on hand. I used a combination of brush and rags to get the effect I was after. I also blended in some grey paint to add depth. I find that I am not a very technical painter I just experiment until I like what I see. Paint goes on, gets wiped off, add a little more here and there, wipe a bit more off, paint over what you just did....... very experimental!
The beauty of paint! It is a great way to get a new look without a huge cost!