Brandi at The Junque Market modernized this wooden with Vanilla Frosting.

A year or so ago, the hubba bubba and I decided we needed a new media center for our den. We went directly to the online ads and resell apps to find the perfect piece to repurpose. It didn’t take long to find an affordable vintage dresser that met our criteria and suited the needs that we had in mind.

The dresser that we purchased to convert just happened to be the type that came with a mirror attached on a metal stand. We oohed and aahed over the uniqueness of the mirror for a short time before we stuck a screwdriver to it. After we removed it, we set it to the side in the shop and kinda forgot about it.

 

Vanilla Frosting Mirror {guest post} #DIY #paintedfurniture #furniturepaint #countrychicpaint #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

 

Then, a few weeks ago, we decided that now was her time to come back to life and shine in the 21st century. At first, we were thinking that we wanted to do a metallic look. Thankfully, our better judgment took over… which means I told the mister no more gold! Lol! I was thinking French Shabby, and I won the debate. Yay me!

A while back, I painted a piece in Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Decor Paint in Vanilla Frosting and absolutely fell in love with the sweet, creamy French-country attitude of this color! I wanted to paint everything in Vanilla Frosting! And Vanilla Frosting was going to make this old mirror the new star of the show. After prepping her and painting her with a coat of light gray, this mirror was ready for her pretty new dress.

 

Vanilla Frosting Mirror {guest post} #DIY #paintedfurniture #furniturepaint #countrychicpaint #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

 

After two coats of sweet Vanilla Frosting, I was ready to make this mirror really show off her details. I used 180 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the inside of the concave part and swirly details of frame. This allowed for some of the pale gray undercoat to peep through. For some of the outer edges, corners, and the top scallop, I went down to the original surface to add some depth and character.

 

 

 

All in all, I would have to say that I am quite happy that I used my better judgment (wink, wink) to go with a shabby, lightly distressed theme for this mirror. Vanilla Frosting was the perfect color to achieve the look I had in mind. And of course, Country Chic Paint’s All-in-One Décor Paint never fails to give me the great results for which I am looking. I am one satisfied furniture artist!

 

Vanilla Frosting Mirror {guest post} #DIY #paintedfurniture #furniturepaint #countrychicpaint #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

 

 


Brandi {The Junque Market}

Hi there! We are Brandi and Sean Kilpatrick. We are a husband and wife team and the owners of The Junque Market. Together, we have a love for antique and vintage items, especially furniture. Our favorite pastime is browsing flea markets, antique stores and malls, thrift stores, and yard sales. Regardless of where we are, we are always searching for our next treasure! And once we find it, we begin planning what we can do to make it better! Our passion lies in the thrill of the hunt and the joy of turning an item into something more unique. If all this sounds like your idea of fun, stick around, and see all the places we will go, the treasures we will find and what we will transform them into!

 

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