Awesome friends welcome back! I only have two more sets of pieces to make over in my Fall Haul, and today I am tackling one of them! Plus, I’m sharing a tip that will give you a fantastic distressed finish when using chalk paint!
These mirrors that have been living with us since our last house are today’s project:
I found these mirrors at the Goodwill by our old house that has since closed its doors. They were famous for pricing their inventory super cheap. I found these mirrors for only $4.25 each!! I’m sure they came off of a dresser from 1977, but I loved the shape of them and immediately had an idea of what I wanted to do with them. Fast forward about four years and I finally got them done!
Welcome to our master bedroom!
I always imagined that these would be perfect above our bedside tables! It’s hard to tell in that photo, but I distressed these more than I usually do.
Here’s a tip that will give you a great distressed finish every time when using chalk paint: Only use one coat of paint.
That’s it! Not too profound I know, but by only using one coat of paint versus the two to three I normally give my pieces for solid coverage, it makes it easier and faster to reveal more of the wood underneath, therefore creating a more distressed finish with very little effort.
I could have kept going but stopped when I got to this point. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I painted these with one coat of Dixie Belle Fluff. Fluff has better coverage than your average white paint:
Then I used 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding block to distress all over:
I removed the mirrors so I could also paint the groove on the back where the mirrors sit:
That way the mirror will reflect white instead of the original wood all the way around the edge.
I sealed with clear wax. Waxing can be a lot of work, and I don’t use wax nearly as much as I used to since I discovered Satin Clear Coat, but I don’t mind it for these smaller projects. Dixie Belle’s version doesn’t have that stinky smell that some others do either.
This is my side of the bed:
And my hubby’s:
I really don’t care for our bedroom set at all but it belonged to my husband, and he had just purchased it a month after we started dating. I didn’t have the heart to tell him how much I didn’t like it. He gave me the go-ahead to paint it years ago, but I don’t know if paint can help a dresser that’s embellished with grapes.
I suggested looking for a new set recently and he is fine with that under one condition…it has to be NEW ha ha! He knows me well, but that’s no fun!
I had yet to do anything in this space other than paint the walls before we moved in and hang some pretty sheer curtain panels. (This color is the same as the rest of our house: Campfire Ash by Behr.)
These mirrors are the first things I’ve hung on the walls in here.
It’s a start. I still have this shelf I shared a couple of months ago and I’m considering hanging it above the bed.
My bedside table is quite a bit lower than his, but I hung the mirrors at the same height.
I found these mini boxwood wreaths HERE. I love a little bit of green in every space!
He only bought one night table so when I spied this one at an estate sale for $60, I thought it was perfect. It has such lovely feminine details!
I was thinking about replacing it with the Vintage Duck Egg Blue table I shared last week since it is a much better height, but it just didn’t look right with all the wood tones in here, unfortunately.
And how about an update on Miss Lyla?
She has grown a lot! She has tripled her body weight since we got her and her left eye that was crusted shut when we rescued her is about 95% back to normal. She is doing great and we just love her to pieces!
I hope you enjoyed the change of scenery today! Our bedroom may not be my favorite room in our house, but it was fun to play around in there!
All that’s left from this haul are a set of chairs! Woohoo!
Next Thursday is Furniture Fixer Uppers and I will be saving these chairs to share then. I’m going thrifting today and I’ll share all the goodies I find on my hunt on Tuesday!
UPDATE: Ok ya’ll…I found some pretty things on my thrifting excursion and I shared it all HERE!
Have a great weekend! 🙂
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