|Was it just the lighting in the furniture store, or was the neutral metallic too gold for our interiors?|
Turns out it was too gold, and our colors are black, white, silver, with blue accents. So JP looked at me and said - "OK Crafty, do your thing."
|Mirror is spray painted matte black. Here I go with first coat of silver... in pajamas no less!|
|About 1/4 of the way done with the first coat of acrylic paint.|
|Decor Art and MS (made by Plaid) acrylic paints.|
|My tools - fine round brush and barely damp sponge.|
|Look closely, that's the Rub'n'Buff in my hand.|
|Idea for felt application (v. your finger (messy)) came from YT while watching a craft video... of course!|
The overall effect is not shiny, silver, but more a hand-rubbed pewter with some intense silver. Big kudos from the family, with JP proclaiming it "perfect."
I don't usually do too many craft projects around the house - I mean especially with furniture that's brand new and just brought home from the store! My crafts are mostly relegated to my craft room and involve paper. Even if we did get a good deal, I would have felt awful if I'd somehow messed this accent piece up. The moral to the tale is just go for it. You can feel a great sense of accomplishment from just trying, and happily it may end up just perfect!
|Me, the happy crafter.|