Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Magic of a Can of Spray Paint

This past summer we transitioned from living in a townhouse to a single family home. I was beyond excited for the move. One of the things that I was most excited for was finally having the space to display all of my favorite treasures that have been passed on to me from my parents, grandparents and great grandparents.

I searched and searched for furniture that would fit the space. I needed something that would be able to house and display all the special pieces that I had. I just couldn't seem to find what I was looking for, until one day when I happened to find the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I found a piece that needed some TLC, but with help from my parents and friends, I was able to fix it up!

The piece had mirrors and to me they immediately dated the piece. I came up with a quick, inexpensive solution that I want to share with you.

First, I removed all the mirrors from the piece and cleaned them thoroughly.

For this job I used tape, a quatrefoil design stencil {from Michael's} and Krylon Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint. Make sure to do this project in a well ventilated open area.

Next, I laid the stencil on top of the mirror and started to spray paint the mirror, moving the stencil as I went until the entire mirror piece was painted. 

*Sorry for the reflection on the mirror!*

Then, I let the mirror dry and reinstalled it into the piece. Here is the outcome!

I hope I inspired you to give a not so pretty piece of furniture a second chance! A little can of paint can go a long way! :)