Sunday, May 20, 2012

Small Counter Mirror

Here's a small mirror I use to keep hidden in my bathroom cabinet.






Then one day I decided to give it a paint job.  I decided to use tissue paper for a decorative touch, the same as my petite vase.  After twining and gluing the paper on the mirror in random circles I painted it burgundy.








I then painted over that with metallic nickel and then glazed over it with metallic statutory bronze,  wiping off most but leaving plenty in the crevices.








Pending on the angel and light you can see specks of burgundy coming through.








Although this is a lightweight plastic mirror the metallic paint & tissue gives it the appearance of a counter mirror made from a heavier grade of steel.

 














Now I no longer have to keep it hidden under the cabinet!



LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

42 comments:

Jessie@saavysavings said...

Wow! This is so creative and it definitely gives it a heavier high quality feel! Awesome job! :-) Happy to be following you back!
xo Jessie

Amy said...

That's amazing! If you hadn't shown the before I would have never know it was a black plastic frame! Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to visit!

Loretta said...

Awesome Sherry...tissue paper? I thought is was some costly trim! You are so creative and I love your ideas! Hugs,
loretta

Gypsy Heart said...

How in the world did you think of this? It is awesome! One would never know it was black plastic to begin with. You are amazing!

xo
Pat

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Another amazing project by you! I love seeing what you create! The mirror is beautiful!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow, you sure have patience to twist all that tissue paper! I would never have guessed that's what you used. Very regal!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! There you go being amazing again! Love your mirror! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So cute, and so frugal, Sherry. I love it.

JoKnows said...

It is truly amazing how you give such richness to things!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

another awesome upgrade. have an awesome week Sherry!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

The mirror looks great!!! love the color!

Candy said...

What a neat technique. I've gotta try this.
Thanks for visiting my page, Sherry. Im now following you TOO. 8-)

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Every single time...you amaze me. Beautiful job!

Breena said...

I found you through Blog Hop Social! I'm your newest GFC follower :)

Blessings,
Breena
mommyknowslife.blogspot.com

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

What a beautiful makeover. You are a talented decorative painter. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Once again you didn't disappoint! This is just an amazing technique. Shared some of your projects to my 40+yr old niece, who is not a crafting fan, and you've got her excited! You've helped someone else learn to appreciate the joy, satisfaction and fun of crafting. : ) Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Sherry, you always find great things to use for adding texture to your projects! Who would have thought to use twisted tissue paper? Only YOU can make it look pretty. ;)

Liz - Imageremix said...

Sherry, whodathunkit! That mirror looks so cool now. The paint really did the trick after you made the doodles. So clever, you are! Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and reading and commenting. Glad you came by!

Liz

Debbiedoo's said...

You are so clever Sherry. I love your mirror.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sherry! You certainly dressed up that mirror. I can't believe that is tissue paper ~ very creative!

Chase the Star said...

What a great idea!! Love it! New follower!
Barbara @Chase the Star

Sherry said...

You are so crafty! I would have never thought of that. Excellent job Sherry!
It looks wonderful.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my goodness Sherry...you are sooo talented! That plane Jane, turned into a beautiful mirror, wouldn't never imagine!! Love it hon..
Thank you for your generous wishes for our Sil sweet lady and for the wonderful compliments on hubby'as gift..actually, he didn't go for something that fab, it's just that he fell for the chandy, so I guess I was lucky too, LOL!!! Blessings,
FABBY

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

What a GREAT way to dress up a little mirror! Love it.

Sheer Serendipity said...

Such a fantastic idea to add texture to a simple mirror! Newest follower!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sherry,

Wow! Your mirror is fabulous now.

Dee

Eclectically Vintage said...

What can't you do?!!
Kelly

Rhissanna said...

I love the idea of twisted tissue paper as a decorative touch! I'd never thought of that. Genius, Sherry!

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

I love how your mirror turned out! Thanks for following my blog! I'm following you back!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Sherry

Great idea to add texture. Love the mirror.

Vanessa

thistlewoodfarm said...

Sherry,

What a great idea! Do you think you could mimic this effect using a puff paint pen and then painting it?

Thanks for the inspiration!

blessings,
karianne

Maury Kilgo said...

Thats beautiful Sharry! What a great idea with the tissue paper. I've never seen anything like it.

bahar006 said...

Hi Sherry, thank you for your visit and comment, I love the mirror, it's great:)

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

That's beautiful! Awesome idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you too. :) rani

Pam said...

Very cute. Your are very talented. Thanks for following me, so that I could find you and follow along.

Valerie (Favorite Stops Along the Way) said...

Nice job on the mirror. Thanks for following my blog. I really like your "mailbox" project, and look forward to seeing more.

Lee Caroline said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog and becoming a follower. I have added myself as a follower to yours.

You are an extremely talented faux painter, I have just been looking at your projects, some of them are fantastic, especially the shoe box "mail box" the finish detail is amazing.

I hope you get to drop by again.

Lee

Lorrie said...

Beautiful transformation!

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Your faux treatments are always great, and this one is no exception! : )..

Poppy said...

What a beautiful transformation... love how you changed a black plastic to a gorgeous metallic finish...very beautifully done!You are very talented:)Thanks for sharing with us and for visiting me. Happily following you back through LF. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!~Poppy

elizabeth said...

What a great makeover! So excited to have you as my new blog follower! :)

LDH said...

Very nice! You were quite creative and the finish project is lovely!