DIY Antique mirror frame.
This is the mirror that has been hanging in our bathroom for years and years.
Just your normal, everyday large mirror. Nothing special.
But, my vision for the bathroom included a vintage gold mirror. My budget did not.
So…I faked it. I faked a diy antique mirror frame. Cause I like my stuff old.
Wood decorative piece
wood glue to attach the piece
Rub n Buff in Gold Leaf ( I only used 1 tube. But, I was cautious)
Dimensional paint (I think elmers glue or putty might also work)
Tape off your mirror. Unless you are super good at not making messes. I make messes just by looking at paint. I am sooo messy!
Attach the wood piece in the center of the top of your mirror. Use wood glue to attach and tack it in with a small finishing nail to secure it until it dries.
Tape your stencil where you want your embellishments to be. Then fill it in with your texture. Do it again and again around the mirror where you want the designs to be. Be sure to let that stuff dry! I left it for a couple hours and it was dry.
This stuff is your friend. It’s lovely. But, be patient…if you have details it will take a bit to get it in the grooves. I recommend using a cheap sponge brush to help in the grooves.
Note: I used the texture and rubbed it here and there on the frame to add some impurities and texture. I wanted to “rough” it up a bit. This picture is after the main coat of Rub N Buff. I did go back again and touch up places.
To add to the antique look I rubbed stain on…then off again. Be sure to get in into the grooves for that great “aged” look!
I did go back and fix those white spots you see. But, this picture shows how that stain was being rubbed on and off.
I had to include this picture because I thought it was cute. That’s all.
That is our boxer Lady. Isn’t she the cutest.
There you go…my antique mirror. It cost me about…$10 ( I got the texture paint on sale, had the stencil and stain already, and got the Rub n Buff on sale. I know…it’s awesome!)
So my bathroom cash machine is now ringing up at…
Yep…$59.90. And I am almost done!!
That is too awesome.
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