Happy Saturday everyone! It’s been such a busy week of getting all the fall chores done before it gets too cold and the snow starts flying. All the usual garden clean up and, of course, stacking firewood. We usually go through about 10-14 face cords of wood, depending on the winter. That’s a lot of stacking! But, there’s no heat like that of the roaring wood fires in our two wood stoves in the middle of winter. So much nicer than oil heat, and cheaper these days, so it’s definitely worth all the hard work.
I’ve also been busy working on some of the larger pieces of my craft room makeover, which will be posted later this month.Today, I’m posting my gold plastic mirror makeover into a roses and ribbon chalkboard. Here’s a sneak peak of the after.
I thought it was such a sweet deal for $2 at the thrift store, and I just had to have it. I knew it would be fabulous with a little paint.
Here are some before pics. It’s always hard to take a picture of a mirror. These were taken at night, and the mirror is reflecting a dark bedroom doorway.
I love flowers, and gardening, so in my mind these roses were just waiting to be painted. So, I used some paints that I already had on hand. I dry brushed the roses with the same pink that I used on my desk makeover.
Dry brushing is so easy. I used a 1/2″ flat artist brush, dipped it into my pink paint, and wiped it onto a paper towel until there was almost no paint left on the brush. Then I just lightly brushed the edges of the rose petals.
I didn’t worry about it being too perfect. I just brushed them to my liking. Then I lightly painted all the leaves in a minty green with a small artist brush, and because the yellow was such a light colour I did a couple of coats of it on the ribbon.
And here’s the finished chalkboard.
Here are some close ups.
Here’s the before again.
And here’s my new roses & ribbon chalkboard hanging in my craft room. This is the first time I’ve used chalkboard paint directly over a mirror, but it seems to have worked great. I’ve had no trouble at all using chalk on it, or wiping off the chalk.