I’ve been busy working on some of the larger pieces of my craft room makeover, which will be posted later this month. Today, I’m posting my gold plastic mirror makeover into a roses and ribbon chalkboard. Here’s a sneak peak of the after.
Here are some before pics. It’s always hard to take a picture of a mirror. These were taken at night, and the mirror is reflecting a dark bedroom doorway.
I love flowers, and gardening, so in my mind these roses were just waiting to be painted. So, I used some paints that I already had on hand. I dry brushed the roses with the same pink that I used on my desk makeover.
Dry brushing is so easy. I used a 1/2″ flat artist brush, dipped it into my pink paint, and wiped it onto a paper towel until there was almost no paint left on the brush. Then I just lightly brushed the edges of the rose petals.
I didn’t worry about it being too perfect. I just brushed them to my liking. Then I lightly painted all the leaves in a minty green with a small artist brush, and because the yellow was such a light colour I did a couple of coats of it on the ribbon.
And here’s the finished chalkboard.
Here are some close ups.
Here’s the before again.
And here’s my new roses & ribbon chalkboard hanging in my craft room. This is the first time I’ve used chalkboard paint directly over a mirror, but it seems to have worked great. I’ve had no trouble at all using chalk on it, or wiping off the chalk.