God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Romans 4:17 (ASV)
All 4000 photos out of my phone (and saved). Now, I am free to add a few apps I have been wanting to get and of course–TAKE MORE PICS (YEAH!!!).
Recently, we received confirmation to be a vendor at Vintage Lynchburg’s Holiday Sale on November 7, 2015. If you live local, this is such a fun event to attend. I love when shopping is all in one place. It’s artists, antiques, furniture and more…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Keep up to date with the event details HERE.
Speaking of the SALE, I will be working on pieces and sharing them with you. Please let me know if anything strikes you…you are always welcome to shop before then! 🙂
When I saw this piece, I knew it was made for something more. It had so much potential and beauty waiting to burst forth. I was reminded on how the Lord sees us. He already has a plan, He already made a way and He lovingly shines His beauty on us. He calls the things that are not as though they were (Rom. 4:17). Marcia Greenwood brings us further encouragement regarding this in her message, You Are God’s Completed Child. ♥
Before giving this 1980’s mirror a fresh twist with color, I covered the “mirror” with painters tape. I used CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint to bring the scene to life and then sanded it when the paint dried.
To protect the paint, I coated it with a thin layer of clear wax. The best way I have found to do this and avoid adding too much wax (talking from experience here…the first project I did with clear wax, I had wax flakes peeling off of it):
- Get a little bit of wax on the brush and then swirl it around on a styrofoam plate to “evenly” spread it out (this helps me get a light coat over the entire piece I am working on…and avoid clumps of wax).
- I keep adding wax from the plate to my brush as I make my way to cover the piece.
- After it has a thin/light layer of wax, I lightly wipe it with a clean cotton cloth (I use old t-shirts).
- Allow it to dry for a few hours and then use a clean cloth to buff the entire piece.
- For large pieces, I add the wax and lightly wipe over the area with my clean cloth as I cover/wax a section at a time.
- Again, if you add too much wax it will flake. No worries though, just wipe it with a cotton cloth until there is no more coming off. You can also lightly sand it with fine grit sandpaper.
- More detailed tips on waxing HERE.
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