Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Be Our Guest

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!
Stay tuned.

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  1. Such a darling idea!!! Turned out so cute! Can’t wait to see your next project!!!
    ~Emily @lecultivateur.com

  2. So cute! Where did you get the hooks? Love it.

    1. Thanks Debra. I got the hooks at Hobby Lobby.

  3. This is a good idea. The mirror had pretty lines so it is good you were able to upcycle it.

  4. Very lovely! What a wonderful transformation. Visiting from Jann's today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. I am so impressed! This is such a creative DIY project. Great start to your renovation. Happy summer........

  6. Cute project! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. This is so cool! Sorry about the mirror but this is a great upcycle! I love the color Fluff:) Never heard of Boss, I'll have to try it. The words make me hear the song from Beauty and the Beast. Love it and can;t wait to see your next project for the guest room! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm:) xo Kathleen

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