It was beautiful, but the entryway table was white and I wanted a lighter look than the dark tones of the driftwood to match the vintage table.
I recruited a few friends for a DIY project and in just a few hours we had a beautiful change.
Here's how we changed the look of the mirror:
l. First, we protected the mirror by taping newspaper on the surface.
2. After using a bristle brush to roughen up the surface, we gave it a light dusting to remove any residue.
3. A spray can of white paint was all it took to cover the wood. I didn't need it to be coated with many coats of paint as I liked the darker shadows inside the mirror to add texture and contrast. Just a few light layers of spray paint, allowing time to dry between coats.
4. The fun part was going through our stash of shells and sea glass; using a hot glue gun, we arranged clusters of sea treasures in each corner. We also added a few individual pieces of sea glass in random places around the frame for a little sparkle and pop of color.
5. When all was dried, I sprayed the entire frame and sea shell clusters with a clear coat of polyurethane to seal it. (Note: This was an outdoor project and I highly recommend spray paint and polyurethane spray projects to be in well-ventilated areas or outdoors.)
I think it's a beautiful way to welcome guests to Sea Glass Cottage!
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