Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh mah' GAUD! (Gaudy Mirror, that is...)

Hi Lovey!
 I got this mirror from my girl Susie at VnB estate service and she gave me a GREAT deal! Of course, I immediately saw the potential in this old girl...


Whaaa... You don't see the potential here?? You will...... = )

Mmkay, you guys the routine by now, right? A.S.C.P Baby! I whipped out my chalk paint and let her rip, tater chip!

Old White




To paint as close to the frame as possible shove a piece of paper under the frame to get as close to the inside edges as possible when painting. Next time I think I will buy a couple of pieces of scrapbook card stock! 
(A little sturdier piece of paper would have been nice) 

All taped off now, and first coat is applied.


2nd coat is on BUT I need to do all the recessed areas and little carved areas..

This stencil brush from  Michael's worked well in the more recessed and hard to get to areas.


Paintings done..Get to Distressing!


Nice and scruffy..

Be sure to blow off all existing dust, then Apply your base coat of clear wax.

Then make your mash up! (Equal parts of clear and dark mixed together)

Cover everywhere you want an antiqued and aged look.


Get a glob of clear wax, and start removing the wax where you don't want it 
OR where you don't want it as heavy..
Look how easy this wipes off!




All Done..



VIOLA!



Thanks for stoppin' by..
Muah!

Meliss

* P.S, Here's a sneak peek into what is coming soon.... (Rubbing hands together) Muah ha ha ha ha 


Oh so...Chippy Shabby!









Chippy Luvvvvvvv...bow chica wow wow....


49 comments:

  1. Good job Meliss. I saw all that detail, and knew she had potential. You brought it out nicely. Thanks for the compliment you left on my blog. I'm your newest follower. I'll be back to see that next piece.
    xoxoRosemary

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  2. Beautiful job on that mirror! I love your title "I'm a gaudy girl!" Haha!

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  3. gorgeous mirror! i LOVE it! it is so glamorous- love the pretty details!

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  4. Very nice!!! Gotta try out that wax trick of yours!

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  5. This looks awesome! I never would have picked up that mirror. I'm a new follower (found you from Primitive & Proper). Hope you'll follow me back!

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  6. I LOVE gaudy too! Fabulous mirror. What a find.
    I'd love it if you linked up to my party that started today.
    www.projectqueen.org

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  7. nice n gaudy....love it.looks really chic, good job...

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  8. This is really pretty love it! Stopping by from Night Owl Crafting link party.

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  9. Great job! No gaudy no more, very shabby and pretty. Thanks for sharing with the newbs.

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  10. Great job! That turned out so beautifully!

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  11. Turned out great! Thanks for showing the process using the dark and clear wax!

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  12. This is so creative! Love it

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  13. The mirror turned out to be so fabulous.I am a happy new follower from White Wednesday.
    Laura
    http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love how the mirror turned out! I wish I could find mirrors that fabulous on my thrifting adventures. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog when you have a chance and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max!

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  15. lovely! bravo on this hottie.

    michele

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  16. Love, love, love, love, love love! It's so much better than the original!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)

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  17. Beautiful! I love a great chunky frame on a mirror!

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  18. That is so glamorous! I absolutely love it!

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  19. It looks great! Seems like we have similar tastes! I'm your newest follower :) I hope you will come check us out as well at threeoclockwinds.blogspot.com

    Erica

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  20. Lovely! Ornate details paint/glaze up so pretty :)

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  21. What gorgeous detail in that mirror. You certainly did it justice and its a whole new piece....
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  22. That's unbelievable! If I hadn't seen the step by step, I'd never think it was the same piece!

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

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  23. Great job. You brought out all the details. From gaudy to glamours!

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  24. Love a good coat of white - especially a tad distressed! Beautiful!
    -Revi

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  25. She is gorgeous, love all of the detail! Great transformation :)

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow, that looks great! I wish I was brave enough to try that!
    Blessings,
    AlwaysSewLove

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  27. So pretty! ASCP is great, I just wish she had some brighter colors :) Lovin' your blog, I'm your newest follower!

    megan

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  28. Hi I'm a new follower from Cure for the Common Monday.

    Very nice improvement!

    Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  29. Hi Meliss! I'm DYING that mirror is SO gorgeous!! Great job and AWESOME tutorial!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! You're a List Maker this week...stop by later today to see your feature and grab a button!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  30. Wonderful transformation, I love the white distressed finish. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  31. love this! It looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  32. HI, I am your new follower! I love this. I have been trying to figure out how to get this look. Where do I find that chalk paint?

    Amber @junkaholicsunanimous

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  33. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  34. Love it! I featured you this week on DIY Thrifty Thursday. Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week! :)
    Michelle

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  35. Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!
    http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/10/show-share-8.html

    Marie
    Mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  36. Great tutorial! Beautiful result! I love the distressing. Thanks for sharing,
    Rachel

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  37. Hi Melissa, beautiful job on the mirror. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  38. Beautiful and VERY inspiring! Going to try my hand at this VERY soon and I now know where to come for great ideas! :)

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