Hey, hey, hey friends! Happy Friday to you… I’m taking a break from Friday Faves today to share a fun golden mirror makeover that I recently completed for my baby girl’s bedroom.
This mirror has been sitting in my garage for longer than I care to admit, but just so my readers are well informed… it was a companion to my French Linen Dresser and Duck Egg Chevron Side Table. It started out like this:
It was brown and drab and covered with dust and cobwebs – ick. After a good cleaning, I rubbed on a golden finish with AMACO Rub 'n Buff Wax Metallic Finish, Antique Gold, 0.5-Fluid Ounce using my forefinger. That’s it. Seriously. I buffed it in well as I applied to save the extra step of a separate buffing.
This mirror had a bracket to mount to a dresser, so I removed it and added some U-brackets and picture hanging wire (with Mr. home.made.’s help) so it could be freely hung on the wall. This bad boy is heavy, so I hung it with a 50 pound capacity picture hanger.
It looks gorgeous in my daughter’s room, especially over her newly made over dresser (I’ll talk more about that next week!). She has a lot of color going on in her room despite the white walls so the gold provided a perfect neutral accessory to all of it.
The end result is just what I was going for and I love that it didn’t cost me anything since the mirror was part of the dresser package deal (for $75) and I had the Rub n Buff on hand. Best of all, there’s a little girl who’s quite happy with her new wall accessory.
That smile makes all my crazy ideas worthwhile.
Have you ever made over something with Rub n Buff? I’d love to hear about it!
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