There are quite a few things in this world I am not fond of, losing track of things, kids screaming and sanding...... So when I came across Polyshades by Minwax I figured I would give it a shot.
I lightly sanded.... and I do mean very lightly and then tried the Polyshades product on the side of the cabinet that wont show. This is my sample spot.
The color on the right is the new color. This product enables you to go over existing stain depending on what your top coat is on your existing woodwork. I want something even darker so I may buy the black and mix the two colors. I have quite a bit of woodwork to do in this room here is a picture of the just the ceiling beams alone.
I'll post a picture of the darker color test spot and the beams once they are finished..... wish me God speed!
Not a pretty picture...... but with a jointer compound skim coat I will be able to put this rough project behind me. Talk about labor intensive!!!! ugh This vinyl wall paper is the most difficult I have ever removed!
The mirror is complete and I have now moved on to the oak cupboard. I have decided to even paint the cupboard silver and do a dark chocolate glaze with flecks of antique gold and chocolate.
Here is the cupboard before I painted it. The brass knobs are uneventful.....
A silver painted cupboard door. I actually used acrylic paint to paint this door.... Normally I would use a latex paint but I happened to have the color of paint I wanted in acrylic so I used what I had. The chocolate glaze is already also applied in this picture. I think glazing does so much for cabinetry and furniture giving it that extra depth and interest.
I photo of the cupboard door upclose so you can see the glaze detail.
So my first project with the closet bar is to use Rustoleum metallic silver spray paint to paint the brass mirror edging to a shiny silver color. I think think this color will reflect the light nicely and go well with my Hollywood glam theme.
Mirror with brass edging.
Mirror with plastic taped over the mirror and the brass sprayed silver. The trick to spraying the edging is to do several light layers of paint to avoid runs and drips. So far, I love the outcome.