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Shabby Chic Effect Altered Mirror

Here’s my Friday Night Project… I bought two of these mirrors from IKEA a very long time ago, and I had watched a video on Youtube the other day where someone had altered the very same mirror, I;ll need to look for the link and post it here,, think I saved it to my favs on Youtube… anyway, I had loads of fun making this, it took me hours and hours lol

It started off looking like this

Then I applied a coat of Gesso, a special blend of acrylic paint, that i’ve called Peach melba, had it been ice cream i’d have eaten it lol, then I took a Pearl Dauber and covered the whole thing, then another layer of the home made paint on top of that

Then I ripped up some strips of 12 x 12 patterned paper, I used Prima Flights of Fancy, and stuck them down along the edges and gave them a wash coat of a watered down version of my paint

Once I had all the paint and paper stuck down I started to embelish it … until it looked like this

Loads of mini 10mm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some of the Websters Pages Rosette Trim in Peach hot glued down into the shape of a heart…

I hand painted some prima flowers and also a stick pin with the peach paint and also painted over the top of a medium cream rose, and round the edges of the Adage ticket.

6 thoughts on “Shabby Chic Effect Altered Mirror”

  1. The mirror turned out amazing! I love seeing altered items … it always makes me want to get out my paint brushes and glue and start creating. The Webster’s Pages trim is gorgeous … I just ordered my first wee bit of it and I can’t wait for it to arrive.

    1. Thanks Laura 🙂

      I have had these mirrors for years, bought them with a view to altering them and never did lol… Love how this turned out, you wont regret buying the Websters Bloomer Trim, its so soft 🙂

  2. Sarah, this turned out awesome! I love the idea of carrying the card stock into other parts of my crafting.
    Thanks for sharing, oh the ideas you create in me.


    1. Thanks Deb… I love how it turned out too, in fact my daughter keeps on asking about it, I think she wants it lol.

      Glad you enjoy the blog and that it gives you loads of ideas 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Nancy… you have no idea how excited I was when I was making this.. you know that feeling you get when your making something and everything just comes together 😉

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