Welcome all to Anne’s Attic – design! For you that don’t know me I am Jo. I have had a lot of new followers lately and want you to know that I am so happy that you are here, and to those that have been following me for a while now I’m glad that you are here. I love every one of your comments, they have all been so positive and kind. Thank you so much! Keep sending them my way, and if you have any questions that I can help you with about interior design please ask and I will try to answer those for you and if I can’t I will get you an answer. I got my degree in Interior Design when I found myself single after 35 years, it was a wonderful experience, and hope to use it more in the future.
I have had a number of you ask me to do a tutorial on how I distress my wooden projects. So that will be coming up soon! Today I want to share with you the before and after photos of the vintage mirror that I got at Good Will. I wanted to distress the mirror it’s self. Have you seen old mirrors that are losing some of its luster when you look into it and they have small spots around the mirror? That’s what I was trying to do this mirror. I gave the frame a distressed look as well.
Here is a picture of the before. I took the mirror out of the frame and laid it face down on my work bench. Then I sprayed paint remover around the edges and let it sit for about 15 mins. Then took a puddy knife and scraped the mirror paint off. It doesn’t have to be a lot just enough to give the mirror a little distressed look. I wish I had taken a picture of this for you but I didn’t. So sorry.
You can see around the edges black spots, that’s the distressing that I did.
After the mirror had dried I then sanded down the frame lightly. Then used my distressing process on it.
Those smudges are the distressing on the mirror not the table.
This was a fun project and I will not hesitate to do another mirror this way. It was easy and gave me the effect that I wanted.
Let me know if any of you give this a try and how it turns out for you. What projects have you been up to this summer? I would love to know. Have a lovely week!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies