Tuesday, 13 September 2011

'Mirror, mirror on the wall'...

A client, Sandy, brought me this mirror to be re-vamped for her new shop. I think she bought it locally, and it looked a little...dingy boring sad?
But we could see that she has pretty curves in all the right places, and was in good condition. Sandy made the call for her to be finished in cream and gold, and I'm glad that she did. I set to work with masking tape and newspaper (I find that the easiest and quickest way to do this is to first tape all around the outside with masking tape and then stick the newspaper ontop of the tape that is already down).
I quickly sprayed it completely with some gold paint that I purchased in local craft shop... (you can sneak a look at another table that I am working on but that's a longgger story for another day)

Once this was dry, I brushed on some Annie Sloan Chalk paint in 'Old White'. This paint was ideal for a number of reasons; I knew it would adhese to the spray paint no problem, it dries within an hour or two, it would only need one coat, and it distresses beautifully. I allowed it to settle for a few days and then set to work distressing it with a wet sponge all along the edges and ornate settings. Finally, I waxed on one coat with my usual Colron Clear Wax to secure the chalk paint to the frame and to protect it.
Here she is!

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  1. LOVE it! turned out so chic and glam with the peeks of gold glittering through!