The first two mirrors were similar in design. They both had ornate frames and with a gold toned finish. I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to take with color, but found inspiration from another blogger, Marie at The Interior Frugalista, and decided to go with blue (you can see Marie's project here). I taped off the mirror and then used a medium brush to apply two coats of paint. Next I used a small brush to fill in any places I missed, especially in the tight spots. I sprayed a glossy sealant on the frames to seal the paint.
|Mirror #1: Painted in Provence|
|Chalk paint with a glossy finish.|
|Mirror #2: Painted in Aubusson Blue with a glossy finish|
Here's a shot of the Aubusson Blue mirror in my booth. The walls in the booth are stark white and we're not permitted to paint, so the blue really adds some color!
|Available at the Lebanon Peddler's Mall!|
|Mirror #3: Painted in Graphite|
|Light distressing reveals some of the gold beneath.|
The fourth mirror I worked on is larger and also had some lovely detailing. The original finish was black with gold highlights. I liked the dark color but wanted to highlight the details in a different color.
|Mirror #4: Before - black with gold highlights.|
I painted this mirror in Graphite and dry brushed white onto the details and sealed it with soft clear wax. I had a hard time getting the right lighting to take a photo of the "after" at my house, so I snapped a shot with my phone at my booth. Please ignore the lady in the reflection, ha ha.
|After: Graphite with white highlights|
|Graphite with highlights dry brushed in Old White.|