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DIY Antiqued Mirror (2.0 Version) - Little Green Notebook. One of the first projects I did in the house was paint out the little kitchen desk area, remember that? The cabinet doors had clear glass panes and I decided to make the glass look like antiqued mirror using Looking Glass spray paint and a little bit of watered down vinegar.

I was pretty happy with the result, but knew I could do better with my second chance – the big cabinet doors on the corner hutch cabinets. I tackled those doors recently and I LOVE the way they turned out! It looks so much more like real antiqued mercury glass mirrors. Here’s how I did it: After taking down the doors and taping off the frame (on just the back side), I mixed a bowl of about one part water to one part white vinegar. I used one full can of Looking Glass spray paint for four large cabinet doors, but I was really shaking that can toward the end! First thing, put down that windex! I much prefer the contrast in my 2.0 version.

Block printing. Supply Checklist: Painting. I've painted many rooms in my day (I'm a little bit of a painting junkie), and like so many other things, once you get the hang of the process it's really quite fun. Throw on some old clothes, kick out the jams, and after a few hours of good old physical labor, you'll have a wonderfully transformed space. I've found that getting my supplies in order makes a big difference when the time comes to start painting. Having all prep and paint supplies at the ready cuts down on frustration and helps the process move along more quickly. If you're getting ready to start your own painting project, here's a supply checklist that should cover everything you'll need. Prep Materials Before getting to the fun part, it's important to spend a few hours prepping your walls; patching holes, cleaning, and sanding are all important to achieving the best result. Paint• Primer - Primer is an undercoat applied before color.

For those of you who are nervous about taking on interior painting, don't be. The Painted House by patternedpaintroller. Real Life Lessons from a First-Time Painter. I have a confession: I'm a design writer who, until recently, had never actually painted a room. I've spent countless hours staring at fan decks, and I've memorized more shade names that I care to admit, but as someone who has hopped from rental to rental, rarely staying put for more than a year at a time, painting never quite seemed worth it.

But as of this month, I'm proud to say that my neophyte status is no more. While this will probably be old hat to many of you, my guess is that I'm not the only first-time painter out there. Luckily, my boyfriend's dad was a contractor, and he's spent many hours with a roller in hand. But not all first-time painters are so fortunate, so here are a few things I learned on my first go-round: • I had read that one gallon of paint would cover about 350 square feet. . • Using primer is a good way to save some money, since you'll need to use fewer coats of mixed paint, which is more expensive, and it will also help give your walls a truer color.

How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass. Today we're excited to to share this simple and affordable method for transforming any piece of glass into a beautiful decor update with an antiqued mercury glass style finish — it's amazing. I've been eyeing lots of different decor accessories in the style of antique mercury glass as of late — this trend seems to be everywhere and I have to admit I've gotten a little sucked into the idea of a mirrored glass bedside lamp or even a bedside table.

Given the fact I'm the only one in this household with this opinion, I've decided to get my feet wet slowly and figured out how to achieve the antiqued mercury glass look in a completely DIY method with smaller glass accessories I already had lying around the house. Here's what I was working with —a glass mason jar, milk bottle, ridged flower vase and a smaller round votive type candle holder. Materials: This is where I armed myself with my water/vinegar spray bottle in one hand and my looking glass spray in the other.