Tuesday, 10 January 2012

French Mirror Makeover

I have had this mirror for a good few years now, I bought it in France and although I love the shape and the bevelled edge, I have always been uphappy with the finish of the surround, it was a funny sort of thin tin that had been stuck on and had lots of creases in it, and it was starting to come unstuck at the edges.

 So I pulled it all off!
I had a stack of old sheet music and thought I could Modge Podge it to the mirror, so I set to work cutting the sheet music to size and overlapping it to make it look just as I had imagined it, I was pleased with the layout:
So I set to work and started to stick the pieces on, but it ended up a big mess the surface was slightly rounded and I just couldn't get it to stick flat it was creased and just looked awful, so I had to work quickly and get it all off before the glue dried.
OK so now what do I do?  Then I had a flash of inspiration... I was itching to you use my latest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colour - "Provence", a colour I was also dying to introduce into my lounge, so I painted 2 coats, gave it a little ageing by flicking some Raw Umber acrylic paint here and there and then gave it a coat of clear Briwax followed by a heavy coat of Brown Annie Sloan wax, and... I love it! now I have to decide which piece of furniture I am going to paint the same colour to match my "new" mirror!

Will share it with you when I have decided.
Bye for now
CJ

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I just got Provence and I'm dying to try it!

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  2. Thanks Danielle, you will love it, I am definately going to chose a piece of furniture to paint in this colour.

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  3. Hi!I just popped over from Pinterest, and loved this makeover! I have a pair of mirror that need a new twist, and I think I might do the same. You've done a great job! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Vanessa

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