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Monday, June 18, 2012

Wisdom Teeth & Mirrors

Well, a mirror is something I definitely don't want to look at right now. Considering as how I have a chipmunk cheek. Yes, only one cheek has swelled up. I'm half chipmunk. This is day four after my wisdom teeth removal, and I feel OK. There's not much to say except that it sucks, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. And there wasn't any blood on my clothes (for some reason I thought there would be...gross, I know.) Also the doctor did not have me count down from 10 like you see in movies while I was being put under. He was just talking about how his friend was a miner in Alaska, and then he started laughing, which made me laugh. That's kind of creepy now that I think about it.

Anyway, last week I worked on a mirror. Ant's mom gave me an old mirror that I found in her storage room. When we saw it, we both thought "Beauty and the Beast!"

Large amounts of GOLD GOLD GOLD aren't really my thing though, but I knew just what to do. 

SPRAY PAINT! I used Valspar's Indigo Satin Spray Paint. They had some colors in the glossy sheen, but I didn't want it to be too shiny. Satin worked well. I've used Valspar spray paint before in Deep Sea Diving for the Licorice Chair, which is another shade of blue. It's more Bluey Blue though, while Indigo has an extremely, extremely faint hint of purple. But you wouldn't know it. 

Here's the mirror after one coat. I used many light coats to get the job done, as usual. 

Here's a close-up. My coats aren't very even, but that's OK. It evens out on its own in the end. 

And after coat two. 

It took a little extra work to get all of the nooks and crannies. 

And about five coats later...ta da!

I decided to hang the mirror in the living room right next to the front door. 

My Perfectly Imperfect Home book says that there should be a mirror near the door for guests to look at their appearance when they arrive and before they leave. 

The color of the mirror matches the blue in the lampshade next to it. I love it. 

Spray paint wins again! But like I said, I'm not going to be using it anytime soon.


1 comment:

  1. I love the mirror - would not have thought to paint it blue. Maybe silver. The blue is pretty though.

    Hope your chipmunk cheek goes away soon.