A RESCUED ROADSIDE MIRROR redo AND A HINT OF EASTER!

Hi and welcome....don't you just love it when your driving down the road and you see something at the curb that your figuring really has no business heading to the dump? Well there it was leaning up along side a mailbox . Then you quickly pull over and examine your find and if it's a keeper you quickly throw it in your vehicle. So I picked up this mirror with a wooden frame.
Well here it is, just a pine semi dark stained wood, but Im going to give it a bit of a vintage style life, a pretty one that will be long lived.

ok first step is get the stencil ready and some vinyl spackling also a small size scrapper.
Simply put a small amount on some card board and apply it over the stencil little by little taking care not to use it too much. Be sure it is smooth something like doing a wall I guess, then just lift the stencil off....
It should look like this. Practice on some cardboard would  be helpful just to get the practice.
So here we have it.....




Be sure to let the sparkling dry before painting, it should dry in about 30 min. or so.
Now its time to paint the whole mirror, with paint of your choice I used a flat paint with a bit of baking soda added to it so it will sand well.




 And here we have the finished product.
 I used a light greenish/bluish color and went over the raised areas and did some sanding around to give it some age.

 
This is an easy inexpensive way to add some beauty to any piece of wood/ plastic or whatever. 




The mirror is set up with a butcher block in the dining room that I use for serving.








This is one of those old fuzzy bunnies that I dabbed some paint onto.









 So happy you could stop by today and I hope you will try this very easy inexpensive way to beautify your next find or perhaps something you have on hand. 

Happy Easter to you !


Lisa

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