Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Refinishing Project Done!!

The mirror is finally done!

Before:
During:
After:

I think it came out amazing for having no idea what I was doing! I used Citristrip, cleaned it with mineral spirits, let it dry for a couple of days, then sanded it with an industrial strength scotch pad, used an attachment on the air compressor to blast the dust away, and stained it with Minwax Red Mahogany and finished with a coat of poly.

It's now ready for it's new home. It's going to go above the couch in the living room. That's really the only place where it'll look right because of it's size. It's about 4'x3'. I'll post pictures once it's been hung.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Amazing transformation! Who knew that beauty was hiding under all that finish?

BeccaMarie said...

I know...I'm still shocked! I prepared for the worse and was surprised when it came out good!

Sandy said...

Wow! That looks great!

bungalow_bliss said...

Excellent! Very nice job--I love the stain you chose!