Thursday, March 1, 2012
how to frame an old mirror
I had some 1x6's in my shop and cut them to fit on top of the mirror. So the mirror is large and I covered up about 5 1/2 inches on each side I could have used smaller wood but I wanted this thing "CHUNKY". This thing is heavy!!
I cut the boards to fit just like you would for a frame.
Then I painted my handy Vinegar steel wool mixture to the wood to age it.
I do like chalk paint and I am too cheep to buy it from Annie Slaon so i made some I got the recipe from Martha Stewart.
1 to 2 tlbs. Plaster of Paris or Non Sanded grout
mix with 2 tlbs water
1-2 cups of paint.
Mix together well store in tightly covered container.
Chalk paint is really easy to distress it comes off like chalky powder...imagine that!!
After painting my frame i use my handy hot glue gun to glue t right to the mirror, man this frame will never come off it is one there GOOD!! Lastly I used my handy 5 in 1 tool to scrape the paint off /distress it. I love how it turned out here it is on my table downstairs..
Thanks for stopping by have a good one!! Think spring, I know it will help :)