As if I don’t already have enough projects on my plate, what do I do? Add a couple more of course. Actually, there was some reasoning behind this project. My Annie Sloan chalk paint came in on Friday (eek!), and I was a little nervous to jump on my new dining room set with it. So I decided to practice using it on a huge mirror that I bought forever ago.
This mirror is pretty cool, I mean there’s no denying its curvalicious figure. Here’s the before. Sorry I got a little carried away and forgot to take a true “before”:
It definitely doesn’t look bad as is, but the black and blue/green color scheme doesn’t match anything in my house. And I love having it in my dressing room because it’s got the french look going on. And because I have to make sure my outfits look good But the color clearly doesn’t match in there either.
Oh and a little tip…instead of taping off mirrors/frames/etc….just use old magazines or newspaper and slide them in between the frame and the mirror (if there’s a small gap). This was a super fast and effective method so there’s no scraping paint off the mirror when you’re done. Easy and less time consuming = win.
So I painted the whole thing AS Old White (no primer needed with AS paint), and then I went to town with the AS wax. First the clear wax, then the dark wax. I wanted the shabby antique look.
In the picture below, you can see the difference the dark wax makes.
Here’s the after in my dressing room. I love the way it turned out!
The dark wax magnifies the detailed lines in the frame.
It’s all in the detail…
This look also matches our bedroom furniture as well, so if I ever decide to move it, that’s most likely where it will go.
I’ve also started that dining room table makeover, and I didn’t choose any of the fabrics I previously brainstormed about! Stay tuned for a sneak peak!
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