Monday, May 26, 2014

Large Ornate Mirror

I found this VERY large and heavy mirror at the Flea Market and I loved the shape, so I bought it because I knew it could be a stunner. 
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I mixed up a custom grey home-made chalk paint and started to paint away.  After the paint dried I watered down some white chalk paint and made a wash.  I painted this on with a wet brush and then quickly wiped it off.  I like how it softens the grey and stays in the crevices.  I also thought this mirror could use some bling, so I added gold Rub n Buff to some of the edges.  The final steep was sealing it with clear wax.  


The mirror is so large and heavy that it was easier to take pictures in my yard by my workshop and not drag it inside.  













I brought this mirror to Mes Amis and it sold.

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    1. Thank you--it was so huge and heavy but I knew it could look good!

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  2. What a gorgeous mirror and you gave it such a pretty makeover. I'm not surprised it sold right away.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  3. Thank you Marie--I though is was an interesting piece!

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  4. Now that's my kind of mirror. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-it was too interesting of a piece to pass it up even if it was a monster!

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  5. Great makeover - the paint SO improved the mirror. Neat find and bet it looks so good on someone's wall now!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne--It was a very heavy mirror!

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  6. This is a gorgeous mirror, love t he colors.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia--I like how it turned out too!

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  7. Beautiful job!
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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  8. It is a stunner. I love working with chalk paint. Lucky find!

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    1. Thank you Marie-chalk paint is so easy to work with!

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  9. Wow! That turned out beautifully.

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  10. I hate to say it but I like the 'before' version better. To each his own I guess. It looks like you did a great job of making it look the way you wanted though.

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  11. Thank you Judy--in real life the mirror was pretty ugly-the picture doesn't show the dings and scratches. I needed it to sell fast since it was so big.

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  12. What a pretty mirror, you did a great job on it.
    Jeannie

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