Grab your goodies!
Rememberâ€¦I am using what I haveâ€¦..tweak YOUR ingredients.
Primer (spray paint)
Nickel paint (spray paint)
My handy dandy never ending sample of Valspar paint
Stain (for distressing)
And a mirror.
Please squat like this in front of your mirrorâ€¦..so precious.
Take off the little hooks. If you are not wanting them back on, this is where you would fill the holes with putty and sand it smooth.
I wanted them back.
Clean your mirror and frame around. I just used a damp paper towel
Spray primer on. I used primer on this project for two reasons. The wood had some finish on it and I was painting a mirror. I havenâ€™t had ANY issues from where I chalkboard painted the glass directly on my last tutorial but I thought I would make this extra effort.
Does it impress you?
Paint the frame.
When it dries or almost is, in my caseâ€¦..take your little sandy blockâ€¦.I use a fine blockâ€¦..and distress awayâ€¦â€¦Ahhhhhhhâ€¦.like a good back scratch.
Important note: You will know when your paint dries by sticking your tongue to the paintâ€¦.if you can taste it , it is still wet.
I was just checking to see if ANYONE actually reads this tutorial. Letâ€™s see if ANYONE comments on that. ; ) DO NOT LICK YOUR PAINT! In case you thought I was seriousâ€¦â€¦.
Gottaâ€™ keep you alert.
I used tape here but had already taken it off. Make sure you take off the tapeâ€¦while the chalkboard paint is wet! It will peel up if you wait until it is dry.
I use about three coats. It is wet in this picture, so brush strokes are visible and looks messy.
But you know whatâ€¦..I sort of like the messy chalkboard look on distressed boardsâ€¦â€¦is that weird?
Paint your hookies and screwsâ€¦.I used brushed nickelâ€¦.BUTâ€¦.I was using what I have. I would probably used bronzy color if I had a choice.
I also felt that since this was going to a couple with their first houseâ€¦.they were going to be so excited about â€śnickelâ€ť this and that with their new hingesâ€¦fixtures etc. that nickel would work better for them.
Put them back on.
I do want to show you this though.
Rememberâ€¦..make these projects your ownâ€¦â€¦.
I thinkâ€¦if I found a board like this againâ€¦.I would do thisâ€¦â€¦
Fill in the holes and use it this way.
Would totally change this mirror, wouldnâ€™t it?
Perfect for skinny walls!
Hereâ€™s a before (with a foggy lens due to 747 degree weatherâ€¦cankles NOT included)
30 minute project.
$5.00 and using stuff I had.
Itâ€™s your turn.