Thursday, February 28, 2008

Silver leafing

I "inherited" an old gold mirror from my in-laws years ago. It has never been my favorite color. I've always wanted to paint it silver. I few months ago I was inspired by this article in Better Homes and Gardens.




I finally bought some silver leaf at Roberts the other day and the sunshine motivated me to get to it. It took me hours! It wasn't as easy as I had hoped, but was fun to try. Here is my mirror so far. I still need to seal it with something and I may use something to tone it down a little.

4 comments:

Shell said...

Way to go Brooke!!

Laura said...

I like the silver way better. Nice work!

Mom C said...

Pretty!

Alisa said...

Looks lovely! How come Mom always gives you the nice stuff? Haha. Just kidding.