Let's skip the small talk and get right to it! I bought this little vanity mirror and a junk shop for 3 big ones. I know, I know. So expensive ; ) I forgot to take a picture before I got started, but I remembered soon enough to be able to show you what the original finish looked like!
It was black with hints of gold and I really wasn't feeling it. It stayed that way for a little bit while I decided what to do with it. I contemplated a bright glossy color, but decided I wanted to give gold a shot. I looked in to gold leafing but decided that was more money and time than I wanted to invest.
I picked up a tube of rub 'n buff for a few bucks and went to town.
This ^^^ was the finish before. Too dark/gothic looking for me. Here it is after the rub 'n buff:
It stayed like this for a while too. I liked it, but I never really used it. I usually stand up at my vanity to do my hair and make up so I never even looked into this mirror.
I still liked the way it looked so I decided, while doing this project, to give it a little chalkboard love.
I considered writing some confidence-boosting-esteem-building-tyra-banks-ish quote on it.
But then I decided to keep it real and write something a little more useful:
Am I the only one who doesn't notice an annoying stray eyebrow hair until I get into the driver's seat and look in the rear view mirror? No?
This is crazy! I saw my mirror in a boutique in the Short North this past weekend. Theirs was painted a creamy white... and I kind of like it!
I think, for now, mine will stay the same.