If something is new, I make it old.
That would be my mantra.
Distressed is my name after all.
How to make a perfectly good mirror a primitive beauty
I have showed you this mirror before. (here)
I sanded the heck out of the finish.
Then I sanded the heck out of the back of the mirror.
I used a fine grit with my hand sander.
Be careful - you do NOT want to scratch the glass.
That's just ugly, not distressed!
Sprayed a light coat of Looking Glass followed by a light spritz of alcohol.
Repeated that step one more time.
Sometimes I do a third, but two turned out to be the look I wanted.
I painted the whole back - wood and glass with black paint.
I used techniques learned in my Farragoz course to paint layers and layers of paint followed by a light scraping and sanding.
She is a primitive beauty.
I was tempted to add a bauble or two at the top, but since she is going to the booth, I did not.
Maybe if my bathroom mirror was distressed, I would not be so distressed over what my hair looks like each morning!
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