I am in the process of redoing my guest bedroom. This will be the first of several posts to come with some of my DIY projects.
I'm starting by sharing this antique vanity mirror makeover.
There's a long, sad story about how the mirror got separated from the vanity, but I'll spare you the details. Anyway, in the sad saga, the mirror fell off of the wooden back.
I didn't need a mirror in the guest room, but saw potential for something awesome using the back. So, I removed the paper that was behind the mirror and began painting the wood with the color Fluff, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
If you've ever painted on cherry or mahogany, you may have had what is known as 'bleed through'. The tannins in these woods will sometimes cause spots to appear through the paint.
I stopped painting when I saw these pesky spots appear and grabbed the Boss. It stops both bleed through as well as odors. Once the Boss was on the entire piece, I finished painting.
I added the phrase, "be our guest" by printing out the words and transferring them onto the piece with graphite paper. I filled the transferred letters in using the color, Caviar.
I added three large hooks to the bottom of the piece.
The hooks didn't come with screws and the ones I had were silver, so I painted over the screws with more of the Caviar.
Now I have the perfect place for our guests to hang their coats, robes, purses, etc.
I thought this was going to be my favorite project in the guest room, but wait until you see the next one!
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