Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sweet, girly-girl mirror

Whoa, check out this beauty in all her plastic brassy glory!
She was begging to be girlified.
First I removed the screws on the back and detached the mirror.  I wanted some of the old brassiness to show through so I rubbed a bar of soap over the ridges (a new trick I just learned).  Then I sprayed it down with a few coats of Krylon celery  (love this color).
When it was dry, I scuffed it up with some sand paper and then rubbed more soap on the ridges.
Then I gave it a few coats of Krylon ballet slipper (cutest girl color ever).
When that was all dry I rubbed it with sand paper again.  Now a little celery and a little brassiness show through.  I screwed the mirror back on and it was done.
It's the perfect mirror for 
a sweet, girly-girl.

11 witty remarks:

David and Amy Sheldon said...

Okay, the pictures of Brooklyn in the mirror are sooo cute. She is totally posing!! Sorry we missed you on Sunday, this house search is starting to consume me!!

samantha said...

Perfect pictures! I love the mirror and want you to take me with you to the goodwill next time you go! I also would love to hear the soap trick.

MiMi said...

Cute! I'm with Samantha. I wanna go too. I need to learn the tricks for turning crap into awesomeness. Srsly.

Joyeful said...

Wow! What a sassy little mirror!! Love what you did with it! And your little model is just too adorable!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a girly-girl looking in the mirror . . precious!

Laney said...

Wow! What a difference some paint makes. Very cute! (Coming from Tip Junkie)

sara said...

oh so cute!

Hana said...

Love the new mirror! Isn't that soap idea a neat trick!

Just wanted to let you know that I featured your blog on today's post! I hope you'll check it out! Happy Wednesday!!

Hana
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PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Love this!

CRAZYMOM said...

Love her pictures at the end! I am going to have to try that soap trick!

Colleen said...

LOVE IT! What a great idea! I love your blog :-) Really cute!