Like most of my other projects, my master bedroom makeover has stalled. (you can read about it here and here) After re-staining the dresser, I decided not to attach the mirror. I hung an old mirror there in the meantime.
I've been eyeing this Ivory Embossed mirror from Pier 1. I love the chunkiness of it. But I do not love the $150 price tag. Can I get an amen?
After my recent yard sale and looking at my framed canvas that didn't sell, it hit me.
I haven't used it in years. I keep telling myself that one day I will paint over the canvas. Fast forward 5 years, and no re-painting of the canvas has occurred. I've tried to sell it a couple of times in yard sales, but no bites. So my theory--it's just meant to stay with me. Because this sucker is NOT going to Goodwill. The frame is just too gorgeous. I love the wood carving, and the canvas border. Idk..it gives it another layer.
I've been so stuck on the idea of re-painting the canvas, I never thought about taking the canvas OUT of the frame! Duh!
I ripped the paper off the back and removed the canvas.
Then I grabbed the infamous Rustoleum Heirloom White and painted that sucker. I had a quart on hand from some past project.
I originally thought about glazing it, but decided not to. I just used sandpaper to rough it up a little, so that some of the brown showed through.
I bought a 1/8" thick 24x36 mirror at Lowe's for $25 and inserted into the frame.
(um...do you know how hard it is to get a good pic of a mirror?? especially when you are trying NOT to photgraph the mess that the mirror reflects!)
(one of these days I will pick a paint color :)
Compare to inspiration
I'm pretty sassified.
And for $25--I'm VERY sassified.
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