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LovieDovieAnn
« on: January 24, 2010 11:57:11 AM »

So, I dredged this mirror up from the decay my grandfather calls an office about three years ago. It was a nasty, peeling mess of gold paint (Sadly, no before photo.). Being who I am, I turned it this lovely silver without realizing how it pretty much disappears into the walls over every apartment on the planet. Well, no more! I present my mirror in Bali Turquoise by the wonderful Ralph Lauren!

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Special thanks for Mr. Lauren for discontinuing his sample sizes. $1.50 for the paint of which there is roughly 95% left, $.50 for the brush which I can reuse later, and a free mirror. I have a feeling Bali Turquoise may find it's way into other parts of my life. And I have a feeling Home Depot may suddenly run out of Ralph Lauren samples. >.>
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010 12:35:54 PM »

I loved the silver but I LOVE the new color. It looks awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010 12:54:01 PM »

Definitely loving the new colour, it is very Georgian looking now Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010 03:04:03 PM »

love the turquoise!
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LovieDovieAnn
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010 04:55:16 PM »

Thanks guys! I can't wait to paint more.  Grin
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margiej
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010 08:43:36 PM »

Love that color!!!  Check at yard sales, I'll bet you can find some sconces and maybe  a "console" table as I believe it is Home Interior .  Definately an improvement over the silver, and the original gold (yeah, I rescued one like that once that had sea shells stuck to it  with thick clear glue or caulk, something.  But it all came off!) Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010 06:19:55 PM »

Great use of colour - this looks fab! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010 10:39:13 PM »

You've totally given me a wonderful idea for a mirror in my room. I love how this turned out! Cheesy
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LovieDovieAnn
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 08:23:08 PM »

Thank you, ladies!

If you're going to do this, I will say that the really good paints don't do so hot on this project because they're too thick. If I could do it over again, I'd water the paint down a bit and do two or even three coats. I'm sure it's fine on flat surfaces, in fact probably awesome. But shoving paint into nooks and crannies it doesn't want to go into isn't fun.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010 12:49:24 AM »

Thats a beautiful mirror!! the turqoise really makes it pop! Smiley
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