As you probably expected, the mirror looks different tonight. I had issues getting the speckles of paint off the mirror and although they're now gone, so is some of the paint on the interior edges of the frame. GAH! So instead of carefully painting the interior edges again, I decided that I should distress and glaze the entire mirror. I know I know, I said I wouldn't. But because the edge already looked distressed, and the paint was looking a little heavy on the details, I made an executive decision to sand the high points down and glaze.
Again I used the same concoction that I used on the cabinet I posted about last Thursday - 60 grit sandpaper followed by Minwax Dark Walnut stain. I'm content with the results and I think the distressing helped the details stand out more.
SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS THAT WE CAN EXPECT THIS WHOLE BLOG TO BE ABOUT DISTRESSING EVERYTHING WHITE.
I promise the next project won't be white and won't be distressed. Okay, how about 1 out of the next 3 projects won't. Hey, don't give me a hard time! I don't have much money to spend so right now I'm using the same paint color and same techniques. And since I'm new at this, I'm sticking to the old adage of "practice makes perfect." Lame? Maybe. Honest? Yes.