Cheval Mirror Painted for an Antiqued Look

Antiqued finish created on modern day cheval mirror

What do you do if you have a modern piece but want a vintage look? No problem -- fake it 'til you make it! This is a modern-day cheval mirror which started with a slick shiny finish. I prepped the wood with Java Gel stain and gave it a bit of texture before painting it with a layered paint finish. The final color is Duck Egg Blue with a dark wax.

Before:

Before: Modern day cheval mirror

During:

Brushing on Java Gel stain for a base coat

After:


Cheval mirror given an antiqued finish


Antique finish was created with texture and distressed paint

Cheval mirror is adjustable

Dark wax rests within the crevices of the frame

Texture and dark wax applied to the mirror frame


Cheval mirror before and after chalk paint

Comparison of difference paint can make on furniture

No matter how many pieces of furniture I paint, I still get a thrill of how different the finished pieces look. Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

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