Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Painted Mirror - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  About a week ago I painted the mirror over my fireplace.

I used some white paint I already had on hand and then used some Rub 'n Buff in turquoise to highlight the design.  The turquoise was a little too bright so I went over it with some white Rub 'n Buff to lighten it up.  It made a big difference!  I thought I remembered getting a French Blue color in Rub 'n Buff years ago but I couldn't find it.  I may have been mistaken memory is not that great lately!

Above is a close up.  I just put the Rub 'n Buff on my fingertip and rubbed it over the areas I wanted blue.  Then I had to deal with blue fingers but a little fingernail polish remover took care of that.  Actually a lot of fingernail polish remover and a lot of rubbing! 

I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Below is the before photo. It was a pretty mirror before but it just didn't go with my décor.  I've had this mirror for years. It was in my daughter's room at our old townhouse apartment and it's been in a closet for the past year!

I love projects that don't cost anything! A new mirror and it was basically free!


Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

 If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.


Unknown said...

The mirror turned out great Cindy - love the blue in the relief !
My memory is going on me too - sometimes go into a room to get something and forget why I went into the room - scary stuff !
Thanks so much for the party - hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks for the party!!


Unknown said...

Lovely lovely :) Thanks for hosting us!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cindy for hosting this week! Liz

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Love the pics of your fireplace - so fitting- "romantic"! Your paint job on your mirror makes it perfect for your décor. Thanks for hosting!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Love your mirror up date! Thanks for hosting!

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Your mirror turned out beautiful!!

carol jane said...

Love the mirror. So much lighter and prettier in white. I must try rub and buf. Never used it before. Where did you find it?

LL Farm said...

The mirror looks beautiful...I like the touch of blue that is on it! Thanks for hosting a great party.

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy. Have a great week end.

Curtains in My Tree said...

The mirror is much better painted and does match your decor much better
Thanks for sticking with us here in blog land

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello beautiful! I always love stopping by at your fabulous party. Please stop by our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

Lindsay said...

Yes yes you did a great job!! I love the new mirror way more (duh). Beautiful!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Cindy, there is no more fun and beautiful blog party than yours. Love the mirror -- I am also a big fan of FREE projects!
Happy New Year! -- Cass