Randa from The Everyday Domestic took this lovely detailed UNG DRILL mirror from IKEA to a whole new level with a light layer of Chocolate Tart topped with Tropical Cocktail.
I was visiting IKEA in March and a found the UNG DRILL frame, I knew I had to have it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, or where it was going to go - but I had to have it (especially when I found out it was only $19.99).
I brought it home, hung it up but I was less then thrilled with the color. It was a weird off-white that didn't compliment any one of my rooms. It was very drab. That's when I knew I was going to paint it with the Tropical Cocktail chalk-based paint. I decided to take my paint one step further and attempt a antiqued look. I figured the ornate style of the frame would really help pull this off.
The supplies I used for this project were:
-Country Chic Paint's Chocolate Tart -Country Chic Paint's Tropical Cocktail -Country Chic Paint's Natural Beeswax -Two cheap dollar store foam brushes -Lint free cloth
The first step was taking the color Chocolate Tart and painting it on the UNG DRILL frame. There was no science to placing the color, I just painted over it and where it ended up - it stayed. It didn't always look the best, but I knew I was going to be painting over it so I didn't stress.
I let it dry for four hours, and then I opened Tropical Cocktail - my new favorite paint color. It's incredible. The original plan was to wipe it up with a clean cloth to take some of the color off, but instead I applied Tropical Cocktail very thin and the Chocolate Tart color poked through beautifully.
I let the first coat dry(24 hours) and then I went over it (lightly) again, just to get some spots I missed. After I was satisfied with the look, I let it dry another day and waxed it with a lint free cloth.
The detail in this project is absolutely amazing. I'm very pleased. Actually, I'm thrilled.
I finished this project by creating a print using one of my favorite quotes, and sent it off to the printers. It was so easy to add a bit of glam to my vanity space.
Randa Derkson is a mother, wife, and blogger. If she’s not chasing her toddler or wiping crayon off the walls, she’s starting a new project. She showcases her renovations/DIY’s, recipes, and her life on the North Coast of British Columbia at The Everyday Domestic.
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