Here is a dresser that I picked up on craigslist for next to nothing. I picked it up just before Christmas and it has been sitting in my garage for months. Picking this piece up, was quite an adventure in itself. We were forced to carry it up a set of rotten railroad tie stairs and it was just shy of weighing a ton. Not the hubby's idea of FUN. He is a really good sport though and played along. I am a lucky gal.
I love the look of mirrored furniture, but know that it is quite expensive. So I thought that I would settle for silver leafing this piece. Then I saw THIS! Game on, I can do this!
- Paint the dresser Graphite ASCP.
- Clear Wax
- Adjust hardware so that it is all uniform
- Take it to the Glass shop for a little Mirror cutting
- Apply Mirror with mirror Mastic
- Enjoy the "Glamorous Life" --Whatever happened to Sheila E anyway?
Here is a drawer after the first coat of graphite. I ended up doing 3 coats total for maximum coverage.
The hub's and I loaded it in the van and it took a little vacation at a local glass shop. I had mirror cut for all the drawers and the sides. I used mirror mastic to adhere the mirror to the piece. All in all the mirror was relatively inexpensive around $43.00, however the glass shop did charge me an additional $84 in labor!!!! I was not happy with that. They said that it was harder to cut than they anticipated because my drawers were not square. They were kind enough to tape all of the mirror in the corresponding drawer. I loaded my mastic in may caulk gun and squeezed it out in straight lines (per glass man's instructions) on the back of the mirror. I made sure to allow for squishing allowance (so the mastic didn't squeeze out onto my mirror).
Here is the after shot.
My hubby thought this would be "hard to look at", but I can't take my eyes off of it. I think he's jealous.