It's the weekend, and that could only mean one thing: garage sales! Yeah! I don't know if I will get the chance to go to any or not, so I am trying to use what I already have in my makeover projects. A few years ago, I purchased a syrocco mirror at a yard sale. What is syrocco, you might ask? Well, it is a type of heavy resin like plastic, that was quite popular in the 1970's, I believe, and usually came in just one color: gaudy gold! I am sure that your Grandma's, or your Mother's had a bunch in their homes! Anyway, you would not believe how it can be transformed with just a bit of paint and tlc!
Ok, here is just a little teaser photo of the "after". Unfortunately, I don't have a "before" picture of when I originally bought it a few years back, as I had no idea that I would be blogging one day (I probably had never even heard of a blog at that time!!).
After removing the mirror, I lightly sanded the frame, since I had used some Rub-n-Buff on it in my original makeover. I was afraid that if I just painted over it, it might show through. I then primed it, and followed with two coats of good old Heirloom White spray paint. After that was dry, I used my Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze in smoke, just brushing a bit on with a foam brush, and wiping it off with a rag. I really love how it highlights the wonderful floral details of the frame.
I used epoxy to adhere the chalkboard in place. Again, just use a small amount, so that you don't get any excess on the chalkboard itself. I really love how it turned out!
For the last few weeks I have been on the prowl at garage sales trying to find more syrocco stuff that I can transform, and wouldn't you know, it's no where in sight! Seems like I used to see a ton of it at sales before, when I wasn't really looking for it! Why is that?!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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