One of the goals I have this year is to update my foyer so
I decided to start with the mirror.
The old finish on my mirror frame was an antique gold,
definitely time for something new.
First I took the mirror down and removed the glass part. Next,
I made some homemade chalk paint and painted the mirror frame
with different shades of cream and white.
Here's how to make your own inexpensive homemade chalk paint:
Mix one half cup Plaster of Paris with half a cup of hot water and
half a cup of flat latex paint.
*For thicker consistency, I use one and half cups of paint.
After it dried, I then waxed it with TREWAX clear paste wax.
The next day I took grade 220 sandpaper and sanded off areas that
I wanted the mirror to look worn.
The frame then got another coat of wax.
I then buffed it with a clean dry cloth. Now my mirror frame looks fresh and new.
All I had to do is pop the mirror glass back in and hang it on the wall.
Except I wanted it to hang on another wall.
So I moved the mirror to the wall facing the staircase.
I think it's a better place for the mirror!
The lamp also received the exact same makeover.
It was gold like the mirror.
The staircase is on the list for 2013 :)
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