At first, mom wasn't sure dad would bring it to me, but in the end they did. I remember that day, arriving home from work to the set already being in my apartment and all the drawer's being back in their correct slots. My brother just happened to be there and helped bring it all in.
It has take a beating since then. I have pets, and I used to move frequently. It is a set with 2 dressers, a nightstand, the bed frame, head board, foot board and a mirror. This is a very heavy mirror too. I was always scared it would get knocked over somehow and hurt a pet.
While it can hang on the wall, it also needs to sit on the dresser top. I hardly ever used it, and it spent years of sitting behind the dresser instead.
After this move to Oregon, upon seeing my bedroom, I knew it could not be used here either. It spent about 6 months in my brother's room getting moved about to keep it out of the way. It also had paint splatters on it from when he painted his room.
I have been thinking about painting it for a couple of months now, and yesterday I went for it.
The 'first' for me is using Antiquing wax. I have a small jar of MMSMP's Antiquing Wax, but had not used it really. I also had my complimentary sample of American Paint Company's Chalk Paint, in Turquoise. And their soft wax too. LOVE it!
I removed the photo that was here to replace it with a nice one. But first, my photo shoot got photo bombed!
That's my girl, Nadia, checking herself out! Had to click fast because she doesn't like her picture taken!
And here is Grandma's mirror all finished up.
Any distressing as with the photo above, is natural. I chose to leave it that way. I realized later that this particular post only had one coat of paint...oops!) With buffing complete, I cleaned the mirror. The glass is so old it really doesn't clean wellat all. Staging is impossible in my house because every inch is under construction as my brother remodels it all, so I improvised as best I could. Please forgive the quality of photos!
So proud of the sheen on this piece!
Now I don't know if I did the right process or not. I figured what matters most is that I am pleased with the end results. I have not decided if I am going to keep it, sell it or do the mirror with chalkboard paint.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy, blessed weekend filled with joy!
I finally commited to a decision regarding the possibility of chalkboarding the mirror.