See all my scratches around the edges of the mirror? Ugghh, I felt so stupid and angry at myself. I knew this mirror would have to go to Over The Mountain Glass to be repaired because those bitty scratches would drive me crazy. This bargain of mine was going to cost me after all, and all because of my lack of foresight. Oh, I thought I was safe by covering my other mirror with tape. Remember mistake number 3? When I was sanding with the rotary sander I actually bumped the mirror BEYOND the tape. Both mirrors had to be replaced. This was a $130.oo mistake. By the way, the original mirrors were in almost perfect condition when I got them. JEEEZZE-O-Man was I sick!
I found this old window in a dumpster dive. It was white and I painted it over with black paint. After it dried, I distressed it by sanding in spots until the white showed through. Then I just added some cardstock for matting and photos behind the glass. I was lucky enough to have all the glass panels still in place.
There was a bit of glue residue on the doors but the chalk paint that I used was Shabby Paints brand and it adhered well. You only need two coats of paint to achieve beautiful coverage. I first painted mine white and then sealed them with clear Vax. When I put black Re-Vax over the white, it changed the color to this beautiful gray color.
I painted my cabinets 4 months ago. They hold up well and still look beautiful!
I first painted mine white and then sealed them with clear Vax. When I put black Re-Vax over the white, it changed the color to this beautiful gray color. I was able to maneuver the black Re-Vax around to give my cabinets the look of real wood grain even though they are only MDF.
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This is a before and after photo of my kitchen cabinet makeover.
After lightly sanding the whole piece (the manufacture of the paint said that it was not necessary but I do it to reassure adhesion ) , I applied two coats of Shabby Paints. I used Marine Blue on the top and Cali Taupe on the bottom. I love this chalk paint because I only had to wait 30 minutes of drying time between each coat. I recommend that you use one of the round chalk paint brushes to apply the paint because it holds the paint better glides on smoother. I put a giant tablespoon of paint on a paper plate and worked off of the paper plate. This kept me from drying out the jar of paint. Wet your brush before you start painting. The paint will glide on and go further.
I think I can make it so I'm constanly proving to myself that I can!