So with that in mind.. what right do I have to go in and fall in love with a large barn house mirror! You can't walk away from something that is meant to be, after all I do believe in fate!
|Out taking pictures with the crappy phone again.|
1/2 off all furniture at the thrift store, convinced the sales lady that since it was made out of wood..then hence a piece of furniture 1/2 off too!
I love how this mirror had been painted over a few times.. maybe it fell over a few times.. who knows, but it has a lot of character to it. I just want to touch up and seal what naturally became of it. I started by sanding the edges and detail. This will take off some paint and allow the colors to show through.
I don't want to take too much off so I started sanding lightly around the detail
Once I was happy with the sanding, I had to clean off the dust storm you created. FYI- don't touch your butt with you hands! You will have dusty hand prints on your butt and wont know it. Then when you go to Foodlion and you will hear giggles behind you.. it's because you have dusty hand prints on your butt! That should explain how my afternoon went!
Here it is all cleaned up ready to be finished up. To seal the wood I had decided to use a clear paste wax- I used TreWax for this, it really easy to apply, c'mon it's clear you can't screw it up! The wax can be applied using a soft cloth or a brush. You want to apply it just like you would paint. Make sure you get your brush into the detailed areas real good so all is evenly sealed. This wax will dry overnight. You'll notice as soon as you touch it the next day, the texture is soft and silky and a lovely sheen has covered your surface.
It's clear.. so.. you can't really see it.. but you touch it and it's really soft
Isn't she pretty y'all....."sigh"..
Once outside the color just seemed to pop off the brown fence. The neighbors got a kick watching my carry it out into the backyard for a photo op.
On a side note.. I have been working on getting my pieces you see on this blog in local boutiques in the Lynchburg/Forest Va area. Since then have met some wonderful people who share the same passion as me and we are in the works to making it happen! So exciting! I promise I will update with info!
Until then... off to do Mommy Stuff!