Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Pinteresting Project #1

 As I told you in my last post ,
I have been doing a lot of Pinterest projects lately.
( Just haven't been posting about them )

I had wanted to do a project a day,
but I knew that was WAY to ambitious for me !
Plus I don't get much done on Addie days....

So it will be sporadic...
but here is project #1.

I got this mirror at a church sale a while back for $5.

It has great detail.

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at first,
but I knew the gold had to go .

Then I remembered something I had pinned.
( yep , I've pinned so many things , I easily forget them )
It was from
She told how she used a votive candle to rub over the detail on a chair,
then painted it and the paint wouldn't stick to the wax.

Perfect , right ?
So first I painted the mirror red.

Then a rubbed a tea light over the flowers and some of the squiggles.

Then painted it white.

Now, here is where I screwed up.
First , I should have re-read the post with instructions.
Then I would have known to use baby wipes to wipe off excess paint :(

Second , I think I let it set to long before trying to wipe it off .
Double :(

Anyway ....
I got out my little sanding block and went over some of it.
It worked , but not with the results I wanted ....

Bad picture #1

Bad picture #2.
Close up.

Moral of the story ,
when attempting a project you have pinned ,
first read the original instructions :)

Oh well...
it's still better than the gold :)

Linking to :

Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home
So Very Creative Party@ So Very Creative
Make a Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Make it Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
What's in the Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
ShowMe What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Party Time Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Cowboy Up Creative Linky Party @ The Farmehouse Porch
Inspiration Board Linky Party @ Homework
Tout it Tuesday @ Claiming our Space
Tutu's and Teaparties Pinteresting Party
A Pinteresting Party @ Here's to Handy Andy
Show off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday@ Primp
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday @ At the Pickett Fence
Fabulous Friday @ Faith,Trust, and Pixie Dust
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Shine on Friday @ Happy-Go_Lucky
FFA @ Sassy Sites
Delicately Constucted Friday @ Delicately Constructed
Creative Genius Party @ Creative Paige
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now
Say G'Day Linky Party @ Natasha in Oz
Live Laugh Linky @ Live.Laugh.Rowe

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  1. Its nice to take the old and make it new!

  2. Still looks good to me! And by the way...I'm so glad you're back and posting!!

  3. I think it looks good! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!


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