A SALVAGED METAL MIRROR GETS TURNED INTO A ‘WOOD MIRROR’ USING WOODUBEND AND PAINT | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Hello sweet creative SI family and welcome back! Today I’m sharing another way to update an old mirror. I transformed this ugly metal mirror into a faux wood beauty using Woodubend and paint. This faux wood technique is really easy to do and will work on ANY project!
Let’s get started. Here’s the salvaged metal mirror I started with.
I’m not sure what was attached to this mirror but there were 2 holes that I needed to cover up. The weird thing is the holes were on the bottom, not the top. A little odd.
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WOODUBEND MIRROR MAKEOVER
Here’s how I salvaged this metal mirror and turned it into a ‘faux wood’ beauty! This technique and paint finish will work on ANY metal, glass, plastic, or wood project!
If you’ve ever needed to get a slick surface like glass, plastic, or metal to bond with paint, Slick Stick Bonding Primer is the way to go! I applied one coat early in the morning and then applied the second coat around midnight. The instructions recommend 24 hours before applying the second coat but I made sure to do the scratch test to make sure it was 100% bonded.
I wanted to add some wood moldings and scrolls to this mirror so I used my Woodubend moldings. Woodubend is SUPER EASY to use and the results are always stunning. These wood appliques actually bend with heat. They also cut really easily with a utility knife when heated so you can fit them nicely into your project. I had fun going through my stash and picking out what would look good on this mirror.
Once I had my design all picked out, I started gluing the appliques on.
HOW TO USE WOODUBEND
- Arrange the Woodubend in the design you like
- Heat the Woodubend Applique with a heat gun or hair dryer
- Apply wood glue to the back of the molding and adhere it to your project
- Apply more heat to ‘bend’ and mold as you want it
- Place a clamp to hold if needed
- Let dry and paint or stain
WOOD PAINT FINISH
Once my base coat of Drop Cloth was dry, I created a paint wash using a 50/50 mix of water and Chocolate Chalk Mineral Paint. This is the perfect color to give it a faux wood finish! I brushed it on. And then using a shop towel, I dabbed at the excess until I liked the look. Then once my chocolate wash dried, I dabbed an inexpensive chip brush (works best for creating texture!) into the Drop Cloth and dry brushed on some texture and highlights on the Woodubend.
And here’s how this mirror makeover came together.
What do you think? Big difference, right?!
I’m loving the finish and details on this! It doesn’t look metal anymore!
Here’s a close-up… I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 38.5K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
Here’s another look at the before and after. I hope this fun makeover has inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS MIRROR MAKEOVER AND THESE WOODUBEND APPLIQUES. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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