Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bathroom Mirror Frame

Since we're redoing the bathroom I thought I might put a mirror over the sink instead of the medicine cabinet. I've been looking in thrift stores and found nothing, then I remembered an unfinished frame that I bought a looooong time ago that was just hanging around in my closet.



I started out with this frame and these ornamental wood carvings.




I cut the wood carvings apart and  glued them to the frame. Then I painted the frame with turquoise paint and after that was dry I brushed over a thin coat of white paint. I sanded the white paint back to allow the turquoise to peek through, heavily in some places and lighter in others. Here' s a closeup of the finish. I couldn't capture the colors in the far shots.



To add another texture and highlight I added a little silver effects wax  to the raised areas. Now I need to have glass cut for the frame. It may or may not make it to the bathroom.





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22 comments:

  1. Well that turned out absolutely fantastic- you would never believe it's not an antique mirror!
    Beautiful job!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. That looks fabulous! The whole vignette is beautiful!

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  3. Very pretty, Karen! Love the appliques. They are such a great way to dress up so many different things. I just painted a couple I had here {won them about 4 years ago!} to add to a bench I bought last week. I'm literally waiting for the wood glue to dry on one side so I can flip it and do the other side. : )

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  4. Oh I love this -- especially with the turquoise peeking through and the little bit of 'glitz' added!

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  5. Love the silver highlights. I have the same appliques. I like the fact that you reconfigured them.

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  6. This was a genius idea! Your mirror frame is beautiful.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Gorgeous frame! You did wonderful putting it all together.

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  8. Wow- Did that turn our great, Karen. You did an awesome job on it- xo Diana

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  9. Your mirror is beautiful. You are very creative and talented...Connie

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  10. I love this mirror and what a great idea, love the whole vignette.

    Cynthia

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  11. Amazing! I thought you'd found it at an antique shoppe. So beautiful, you did a great job.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. What a wonderful redo. Your mirror actually looks antique.

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  13. So cool! I have always wanted to do something like this but fear gets in the way...you did a great job!
    Hearts,
    Betsy

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  14. Very pretty...love the old world look of it!

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  15. Such a pretty idea. I love that you added the wood carvings, it gives it that extra oomph! Hope you're having a great week.

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  16. The mirror looks wonderful. Such a beautiful vignette. Love all the white.
    Ruth

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  17. What a perfectly fetching mirror! I adore your Mary as well.

    Happy Palm Sunday!

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  18. That turned out beautiful! It has the perfect vintage look :)

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  19. Oh where did you get that statue? My daughter loves St. Therese and is looking for a nice statue of her. I love the mirror redo. So lovely.

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  20. Beautiful! I have a mirror obsession and have way too many (or not enough depending how you look at it)!
    Kelly

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