Do you remember this picture from a while back?
It was of a wonderful yard sale find...LOVED it! Hubby, not so much. He cant really see potential...he sees what it is right in front of him. He's kinda literal that way. Anyway, I got to work on them. I wanted subtle so I went with white, and this is the result.
(yes those are my red no sew curtains I made about a year ago...still going strong!! Goooooo Glue Gun!!!)
Next is a combo picture featuring the shelf that I left matte white, and a lovely gold gaudy mirror I had from way back when. I love the details on the frame, but I wasn't too crazy about the gold color anymore.
(Yes, I realize this is
horribly poorly lit, and slightly a lot off center, and I fixed it immediately after snapping it. But, oh well, that's how it is in the picture. Maybeeeee I did it just to drive all you picture and mirror perfectionists out there, like me, crazy! Mwaahahaha)
To get this look, I first painted it white. Then I rubbed a wax candle over the edges of the frame, the corner detailing, and some of the beaded area. Next I spray painted it red, and let that almost dry completely (drier than tacky on the non waxed areas, and still very tacky on they waxed ares). Finally I took an old towel and started rubbing at the paint where I had ran the wax over it. The red paint came off like a dream and left white areas. BONUS: some of the white even came off where I rubbed super hard, and now some of the gold glints through too.
I love the layered shabby chic look of it. It fits my shabby chic red and white charmer of a bathroom to perfection. I am in LOVE with the results!
So, those are a few of the projects I have completed recently, and there are SO many more to go!!
I hope you try the whole candle wax trick and let me know how it comes out for you. Worked like a charm for me! Tell me what you think about the results and what you might have tried differently. You know I love to hear your ideas.
Have a great day and God bless!