Overwhelmed by all the work I had allowed myself to take on, I woke up early last Sunday to start on my mirror:
I disassembled the parts first thing, and brought them outdoors to prep up for sanding. Sanding is best done outdoors as it would just scatter dust all over.
I was very lucky to have an enthusiastic brother pumped up to get his hands dirty in spite of just getting out of bed! When I thanked him afterwards, he smiled and said it was fun.
And I was even luckier to have another handyman come by late afternoon to help me paint! Brad did quite a good job, considering it was his first time to “paint something and make it look good.”
He worked on the frame and some more while I worked on the stand. Isn’t the color just lovely? 🙂
Two more coats later (and then some scraping off of spilled paint on the mirror, hehe), here’s the result:
I already had sandpaper, so I only spent on the paint (which was quite expensive now that I think of it). We used up ca. 1/15 only of the whole can—even after painting my headboard with it, too!
So I have a LOT more left, which really tempts me to paint my bathroom cabinet doors turquoise as well.
What I Spent On:
- 1/4 gallon of turquoise latex in gloss – ₱ 799.75
- 2 paintbrushes – ₱ 57.50
Total Cost: ₱ 857.25 / $ 20.25