The time has come where I have finally been able to dedicate some time to the mirror project! When I left off last week, I was still in the prepping stage. You know, sanding and using a little wood fill – the boring stuff. Alas, the boring stuff is over and done, and it’s time to get painting! Wee! My favorite! Since the accent pieces in the bedroom are silver, I wanted to make sure the mirror was silver as well, especially since it’ll hang over the soon to be white chest of drawers.
Home Depot is the place to be with their line of Martha Stewart paint supplies. Silver Metallic Paint, how I love you so!
The funny thing about silver paint is that it’s not very forgiving. It’ll show every streak, and brush stroke. But, at least it’s movable and does not get tacky. So, I have an easier time of trying to smooth it out since the brush doesn’t drag. Woohoo!
First coat of paint is up and running! Notice the hole I had to patch up? Oh, you don’t? Exactly my point!
Now with two coats on, do you notice the other hole I had to patch up? See where I’m going with this?
Once the paint was fully dry, we knew we wanted to make sure the mirror was properly mounted to its backing so it won’t shift up or down anymore. With that being said, Andrew traced the backing on the frame of the mirror itself, that way we could match it up easily later on.
What a good tracer he is!
Next step is to use this Ace Brand Clear Silicone to adhere the mirror to the backing.
Glob it on appropriately…
The only thing we could find heavy enough was Andrew’s circular saw (an anniversary gift that still hasn’t been taken out of the box yet!!!?!) to keep the mirror down. Don’t worry, we made sure to not lay the box directly on the mirror by throwing in some bubble wrap in between. That made for an interesting noise!
Now we wait 48 hours for the silicone to cure. Ugh! That long? Stupid directions!
Love, J and A