I have mentioned before that my sister and I have the taken to garbage picking! :) So far only at flea markets. We have found cool things like an antique typewriter table, old windows, tables, and an old door. I knew I wanted to create something with the antique door , I was just not sure what. It was pretty dirty too so I was not that anxious to get started on it.
I finally got out in the garage and cleaned the door really well! I even used bleach on some parts because it WAS in the trash!! It also had some of that filmy sticky stuff to make the glass obscure. I had fun peeling that all off!
If and when we ever move I will miss this large open area in my kitchen. It is where I do all my projects. It is completely in the way of getting around the house, but it is the most open area we have!
I decided to paint the door with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence Blue. I love this color. The buffet I sold was this color so I wanted to have something else this blue. I painted it with two coats and then waxed it with the clear wax.
I had the bright idea to get a full length mirror and attach it to the front glass to make a full (almost full) length mirror. Only I could not find the exact size and the one mirror I did find would not stay attached. I then remembered this mirror.....
This mirror was $250.00
So I decided to use my Krylon Looking Glass Spray and make my own mirror. It took about 5 thin coats of the looking glass spray. I did this outside.
The glass had some imperfections because of its age. I like that it makes the looking glass spray look even more vintage.
I really like how it turned out. And it was FREE!!!! Minus the $4.00 for the mirror I tried to attached to it originally. Other than that the door was free, I had the paint, and I had the looking glass spray! LOVE THAT!!!
Linking to The Shabby Nest.