This Mirror is pretty with ornate detailing
Purchased at a Flea market sale, a great vintage find.
Original Gold Ornate frame, I love the details. This style was very popular in the 1960s. I seem to know the time periods (how don't know) I have the "Eye".
Loving the details. I was thinking of painting after
priming but I thought Primer is good enough and the
a couple coats of spray on polyurethane.
Just found this baby over on etsy a lovely shop by
click here: Wendy's Vintage Shop!
This frame is similar my frame.
What I used
- 1 frame (with or without a mirror)
- An old tooth brush (forgot to share)
- Rust-Oleum White Primer
- 80-120 Grit Sandpaper (just to remove enough paint to expose the Gold)
- Allow to dry completely for 30 min or overnight
- Rust-Oleum Clear Polyurethane (for a shiny look)
your probably wondering why primer only and not just white paint?
well there is a reason for it. If you spray on White paint first with a gloss finish, on a small project like this with all the detail you risk having drips and crackle effects. So for this project I decided to Prime only and allow to completely dry which gives me the ability to sand if I have to (easily) and I am saving some
money here as well!
After she was dried, I used a 120 grit sandpaper to remove some of the primer to reveal the Gold finish underneath and this is how she turned out.
Can you see the details?
What do you think?
I love the way she turned out, beautiful!
By the way that chair is an antique, it was tossed and I knew I had to just bring her in from the storm.
Thanks for stopping by