NEW PROJECT

4.21.2010

I am so excited to be a student in Mrs. Matlock's class again for Alphabet Thursday.  I hope she likes my New project that I have been working on. Since I ventured into this wonderful New world of blogging I can't seem to quit repainting things around the house. I seem to keep looking at things in a whole New light and a New color. Mr. Saavy, or should I say Mr. Nichols, thinks I have gone NUTS!! He comes home from work and I have yet another New project going in the garage. We don't have a basement so the garage is my work spot.  Now I am quite a Novice (just a fancy word for New) at this painting and glazing thing. Certainly Not New to painting walls or trim, but these projects are New to me. Now let's get on to it and let me show you my Newest project.



This is the before. Just a plain gold mirror. Now don't look at the awful wall you see in that shot. That is long gone and I will be sharing that in a New post coming in the Near future.


Here are my products of choice for this project, oh, and the rooster apron to protect my Not so New clothes.


No shots of each step (bad blogger), but here it is after a couple coats of Georgian green by Benjamin Moore paints and then I brushed on the mocha glaze and rubbed that back off and then I tried something
New this time. I also used some gel stain I already had to add more depth.



     I brushed some stain on and then let it set a few seconds and wiped it off.



This shows some of the detail on the corner.



I am really loving this New look so much better than the brass look.




 This is the only partially full shot of the New paint job I am going to show you right Now.
You will just have to wait until Next week to see how it looks in the room Now.


Yes, in case you are just a wee bit slow the letter this week in Mrs. Matlock's class is N.
I sure hope she gives me a good grade. Please be sure and go check out the other student's assignments this week. You can find them all HERE ! Mrs. Matlock is such a good teacher (trying to be the teacher's pet here). She always comments on each student's work like a good teacher should! 

Also linking to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage and Show and Tell Friday at
My Romantic Home.


Please let me know you came by!


Y'all come back now,


KIM

76 comments:

  1. Hi Kim! Fantastic Job!!!! I love the color green and the piece is absolutely perfect for the look! I do have some questions: With the Mocha Glaze by Valspar...Is it a pre-mixed color called "Mocha"? What was the prep of the mirror? Did you have to do any sanding, liquid sanding, or priming with anything to make the color stick? And, one more thing, are you willing to share the shade of gel stain? I love it, love it, love it!!!

    Once again, great job...looks perfect in your house...I bet you and the Mr. Savvy are SMILING!

    Karen

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  2. You wiN the N award. Oh my gosh, just typing the post makes me Numb. But your project is Nifty and I don't think you are Nuts. But, my hubby has started getting Not so happy with all the picture taking I take of each project. He got mad that I wanted his feet on my ottoman completion. Have a Nice Wednesday Night.

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  3. Oooooh......aaaahhhhh! Looks pretty. Are you planning on making anymore changes to your bathroom before the final unveiling??

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  4. Your mirror turned out great! You are becoming a wiz with the painting and glazing...want to come to Texas and give me a hand;)?!

    Can't wait to see what else you are up to!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  5. Your mirror turned out great, Kim~ I think it looks much better, too! I love Georgian Green~ we have used it in several rooms!

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  6. That finish looks great! I have some brass colored frames that need a treatment like that!

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  7. Oh My! Not even halfway into your post I was thinking she is "N"uts with a capital red "N". Very clever post w/all the "N"'s. Whew! However, I really did like your mirror project and can't wait to see where you have it in your home.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the color of the paint. I really like that shade of green. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great job on the mirror. Good for you! I read blogs, get inspired, but never get a project started no less finished. I like the way you showed what products you used. One of these days I'm going to get busy.

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  10. So pretty...soft and interesting finish. Thank-you for sharing...

    love, kelee

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  11. The mirror looks great Kim! I can't wait to see the whole space! Very clever with the N's!

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  12. Hi Kim thats another GREAT makeover!! The mirror looks great.You got me hooked on painting things around the house now too because you made it look so easy and it really is. Like I told Debbie I really need to start a blog of my own because I enjoy looking at everyone else's so much!!It's ADDICTING! Martina

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  13. Great job on the mirror, Kim! Love the new look.

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  14. That is beautiful! You are very talented!

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  15. Kim, the mirror looks great what a difference.

    :) Michelle

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  16. That mirror looks very nice. Love all the N words. Good job!!

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  17. Aren't you a nifty Nelly navigating the new world of blogging!! :-)

    I love that mirror!! You are repainting everything! Can't wait to see it in the room!

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  18. I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I came over to check out yours! I have to say the first thing that caught my eye was that little terrier (yorkie or silky?) in your header picture. I had one of those little pups growing up and loved him dearly. Your pic brought back such a memory!

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  19. Love the transformation! Thank you for sharing the story of your husband and the cow. It's been fun to see how many cow stories I've heard today.

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  20. That mirror is looking gorgeous! I have so many things I need to paint and redo. I love the finishes you use. I have no patience so I usually do quick projects!

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  21. Hi Kim... Your mirror looks beautiful! I totaly give you an A+ and declare it top Notch!
    Bella

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  22. Its wonderful kim. love the final result.. it looks great...

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  23. You will surely get an A for that, Kim. It's gorgeous!...Christine

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  24. You did a great job on the mirror, or should I say Nice HaNdiwork oN a Nifty mirror?

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  25. I just love the mirror. You did a great job of making it New!

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  26. Another wonderful result! I just love popping into see what beautiful things you are creating~this mirror is just gorgeous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  27. the mirror's lovely. nicely done.

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  28. Oh I am totally sure that you are going to get a great grade for this post. That mirror is now fabulous! Amazing transformation.

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  29. Wow Kim, that mirror looks great! So much better than the gold, now it makes me want to look for something that I can do that to! LOL

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  30. Well done - you'll be teacher's pet for sure!
    I do like the new look of that mirror. I've been anxious to try something like this - perhaps this will be the inspiration I need.

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  31. Well, the teaser was great, now I can't wait to see the rest.

    Signed,
    Patiently waiting in AZ.

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  32. LoviN' the New look of the mirror!

    Can't wait to see the New bathroom all made over. I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

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  33. I did the opposite to you well my daughter did she turned a gold framed mirror into a black sprayed on .

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  34. A lovely job; a great improvement!

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  35. The change in color made such huge difference.

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  36. Great job on that mirror! It really looks so pretty with the paint treatment you gave it!

    Manuela

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  37. Kim, what a nifty N post!

    I smiled through the whole thing.

    I'm glad you did not resort to niaiserie to entertain us this week.

    I am soooo digging this obscure word dictionary!

    I think those are my exact same bathroom mirrors that were in the house when we bought it. Can't wait to see the end result...cuz they definitely need a change-up.

    And that metallic faux paint finish?

    I think that's the same one that was in our hall bathroom, too.

    Hmmm.... do you by any chance REALLY live in Mesa, AZ and just use the whole Southern thing to conceal your true identity?

    Thanks for a wonderfully, nice "N" post!

    And you definitely get an A+ for your post and your cute red "N's" and I'm also appointing you classroom decoration monitor.

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  38. The mirror is gorgeous....loving the subtleness of the green color.

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  39. Great N post, Kim! Love that mirror and hope try your paint technique soon! :)

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  40. Ohhhh....love your mirror transformation! It turned out gorgeous....can't wait to see the room you hung it in :o)
    ~Des

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  41. What a fabulous job you did! Your husband has a gem of a wife. Think of the money he saves by having you do all this ( be sure to remind him of this! ).

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  42. i love the new look now what can i pain between you and Debbie iam getting itchy to do something hmmmmmmm:)

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  43. Kim love the "N"ew look of the mirror. You did a great transformation. You really know how to take a piece and make it perfect for the look of your home. Great job sweet friend, Kathysue

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  44. I have a very similiar mirror. It was originally gold until I painted it black. Now, I'm thinking something bolder would've been better.

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  45. Kim, it just makes my blogging day when you post something new!

    You are doing great with all of your painting projects. I need to do the same to a couple of mirrors and lamps. You keep me inspired. ;)

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  46. Hi Kim,

    This is my first visit to your blog. I am happy to meet you! I look forward to reading and learning more about you.

    Thanks for sharing with us today! Have a great productive week.

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  47. Nicely done! I don't have that kind of patience, though...

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  48. P.S.~ thank you for becoming my #300!! Yippee. :)

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  49. what a great project.f..it came out really nice

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  50. Hi Kim, i love the way the mirror turned out!!I really love the color you picked for it!!Kim i still can't get all the paint off my hands. That seems to be all i do is paint....Kathy

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  51. Nice job, Kim! I think you improved the mirror 100% and also learned how to do several new techniques! Good work!

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  52. Hi Kim, I love your NEW project! What a great transformation, I just love how the little changes can make such a big impact!

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  53. I really like that mirror, nice job! :)

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  54. I like seeing the mirror projects around Blogland. I have a mirror just waiting for a redo. You made this seem so easy...hmm, I'm never all that good with a paintbrush in my hand.

    Thanks for the kind words about my mom. They really help.

    Sue

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  55. I love it Kim! I've used that gel stain on all sorts of odd projects and it always comes out so pretty! Hope your having a great day!
    xo

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  56. Kim, I love your new project!~ You always come up with good ones, especially with your staining techniques!~

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  57. What a beautiful transformation, Kim! great job!
    Have a beautiful day!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  58. Wow....this teacher gives you an A+. My N post pales in comparison. I love the transformation and can't wait to see it in the room....beautiful!!!!

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  59. Kim, I absolutely love it! I spray painted yesterday and made a complete mess of my driveway. It's now got lots of yellow. And I used a gigantic painters tarp! I'm just not good at this. But honey, you are!
    Brenda

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  60. I love the color of the mirror, it looks great. Happy painting, I noticed I have been doing a lot of projects lately.

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  61. Great job on transforming the mirror. I should be so creative!
    Loretta

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  62. Nice, nifty, nuance to neoclassical nonsense!!!!!!! In other words I love what you did to the mirror!

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  63. I love the New to You recycling idea! What a great mirror to re-do. I love to paint old chairs and other furniture...I painted my first chair when I was around 8 and I haven't stopped:) Great post!

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  64. I love the New to You recycling idea! What a great mirror to re-do. I love to paint old chairs and other furniture...I painted my first chair when I was around 8 and I haven't stopped:) Great post!

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  65. This looks terrific Kim. I am so glad you are showing "how to" projects. You are inspiring me to think about many summer projects, and I LOVE it! Keep up the great work!

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  66. the mirrow looks great Kim! Happy N day......

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  67. Kim,
    Your mirror looks great! Can't wait to see the rest of the paint reveal and the rest of the room!
    Wendy
    (P.S. Sorry, I am little behind on reading post...spring sports)

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  68. Lots of N's! I had a hard time this week with N. Love the mirror transformation, it looks wonderful. Great N post. Kathy

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  69. What else can I say! Terrific job, Kim.

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