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or How I Fingerpainted My Way to Glamorous!
On a shopping trip to IKEA this summer, I spotted a picture frame that would make a fantastic frame for a mirror in my powder room. After walking a bit further in the store, I found the same frame with a mirror already in it! Score!

The same day we got home, I covered the mirror carefully so I could paint the frame. I used a metallic spray paint in “Oil Rubbed Bronze.” I was disappointed with the turn out of the color, it looked more like blackened bronze. It didn’t have the dimensions I desired. I wanted to show the ornate detail of the frame. Hubster mounted the frame on the wall for me, I thought I could figure out what to do to fix it if the mirror was in place. It was several months while I pondered what to do next. At the craft store I found all types of bronze painted and my answer was in the “aged bronze” bottle. Once home, I used my finger to test the color in a small place. Before I knew it, I was finger painting accents all over the frame. I stood back to view my work and loved the results. All I had to do was get in touch with my inner preschooler.

Glamourous Mirror

Glamourous Mirror

The powder room is in the middle of our house, with my windows to help provide natural lighting for a better picture. Next time I will prime the object with a copper-colored spray paint before spraying a light coat of the oil rubbed bronze.

What crafty projects have you worked on recently?