So, what did I do with the mirror from this dresser?
As I mentioned in the last post, the “cloudiness” was just too far gone. A big splotch in the middle, a lot of small ones around the edges. Having it re-silvered wasn’t an option, either. After I got the mirror unscrewed from the dresser, and got it out of it’s little hinge fixture, I noticed there was more damage to it than I originally thought. I would have loved to been able to stain it the same color as the top of the dresser.
However, after I got done with the wood fill it looked like this:
|Exhibit 1 of the cloudiness and …crap around the sides.
In the bottom left corner, you can kind of make out the seal of the company.
Then spray painted the mirror with Rustoleum’s chalkboard (spray) paint. After it dried (obviously), I covered it all with newspaper. After priming, painting and antiquingthe frame, it matched the dresser.
|Taaaa Daaaa! Chalkboard coating in a can= AMAZING
I had a plan to print out a really fancy “M” and trace it on there. But then I got impatient. And a headache that turned into a migraine. So very quickly sketched the “M.” I’ve fixed the slant on the right of it, because I’m that neurotic.
The only thing I have left to do, is screw the eyes on to the back and run picture hanging wire through it. I haven’t done that yet, since I figured out that the finish of the frame clashes with every
free wall in the house. So it may be redone in another color.
So the totaled cost of this dresser/mirror project…
Qt. Antique white paint-$8.97
Qt. Primer- $9.48*
Rustoleum spray chalkboard paint- $3.76*
Minwax Dark Walnut 1/2 pint- $4.78*
Wall hanging hardware- $3.97
Drawer knobs- 4 @ $2.77each
Drawer pulls- 4 @ 3.73
*This is the original cost- there’s still plenty left to “prorate” over different projects, which makes me feel a little better.
|Brad Paisley’s guitar tuner, tuning his guitar that he was playing in the
Dresser Makeover Pt 1 post.
|He plays every single one of these during his 2 hour show. The acoustic in front, he signed
and gave away to a small child.