The thrifted mirror is now ready to hang in my six year old daughter’s room. I thought it would have looked awesome painted black, but white works best with her light pink & green girly space. Not bad for $1.00.
And the vintage china cabinet is finished.
I am pretty pleased with the results. Originally it was intended for the family room adjoining the kitchen. I was thinking a blue color a shade or two darker than robin’s egg blue, with antiquing. It would have been beautiful, but it was a little too large. We had temporarily placed it out of the way in the living room for the painting process. I loved seeing it in that space. It brought light into the room and every time I walked down the hallway I was just happy to see it there. My plans quickly changed.
After two coats of primer, I painted it white, and boy was it ever white.
Then I conservatively added antiquing glaze to enhance the groovy (literally) details. My husband says when he looks at it he wants to get out an old toothbrush and scrub the dirt out of the crevices. OK, he’s right. It does look a little bit like dirt, but isn’t that part of the vintage charm? I LIKE it. And as a bonus, it will be excellent at camouflaging dust. :) So if you too are a fan of the aged look, the secret is in this sauce: