Bet that title gotcha! No, I am not removing any articles of clothing for money. ha! I am doing the opposite of painting that I normally do and am stripping the paint away. I have been on the hunt for some time for an architectural piece to go above a guest room bed. I had seen a large old window frame without the glass and in a raw wood state with sort of an arched shape, but spread out. Not sure what that shape is called, but I loved the look. Then I checked the price tag and at $1200 it was not coming home with me. So I just kept looking. Then one of those aha moments happened and I ran up to the guest room.
The mirrors were each clipped in so they were very easy to take out. There were three individual mirrors. Now I had just the frame for the look I was trying to get. It isn't a window frame, but it works and it's free.
Back in the day I painted this mirror which you can read about here, but this time I wanted to remove most of the paint to take the wood back to raw. I believe this is solid oak. It is quite heavy.
I used Citristrip and it was very easy to take the paint back off. I brushed it on pretty heavily and let it sit for thirty minutes while I sat out by the pond in the shade. I shared that on IG on Saturday.
Mr. Savvy helped me take the paint off and I told him not to take it completely off. I wanted just a bit left here and there to make it look like it wore off over time. He's such a good helper.
After scraping the paint off we rinsed it off with the hose and let it dry. I think it turned out perfect.
So the piece I was on the hunt for was in front of me the whole time.
Did you know this mirror was first hung in the master?
I forgot until I was researching for this post.
New look in this room will be shared soon.
Have an awesome week!