This past weekend the weather was gorgeous so I headed outdoors to paint the old one.
(Please ignore the bird poop on the bench!)
Because of the shape of the mirror, I could only use 1" sections of tape when taping off the edge. The taping took longer than the painting.
I love this paint! I've used it on a couple of projects now and it works well with plastic, (which is what the mirror frame is made out of). Around $3.50 a can. (I used maybe half of one can.)
When it was dry to the touch, (about 15 minutes or so), I gave it a second coat just in case I couldn't see any missed spots in the sunshine.
I let it sit overnight.
To hang it, I used an old, picture hanging trick that you may already know about.
Run one piece of masking tape across the back, making sure that you cover the hanging hooks.
Next, use a marker or pencil to make a dot on the tape, right in the middle of each hook.
Then, remove the piece of tape and place it on the wall where you want your frame to hang.
This makes it level every time.
Place your nail hook on the mark making sure that the hook part is on the mark, not the nail, as to keep the frame at the height you originally wanted. Placing the nail on the mark will lower the frame at least 1".
Hello baby! I see you!
And THAT is exactly why I hung it at baby height :)
~ Patty ~