Friday, August 30, 2013

Yard Sale Mirror

This mirror was a yard sale "find."  It's in great condition but all that gold just didn't do justice to the great detail on the frame.

So, what's a girl to do?  Paint it, of course!  After a couple of coats of homemade chalk paint using Valspar's "Crocodile Smile" (who names this stuff?), a coat of Fiddes Light Wax, then a coat of Fiddes Antique Brown Wax to bring out the details, I like it much better.  What do you think?

The mirror is in great condition, even though my cleaning skills are questionable.  I can see it hanging over the sink in the bathroom to replace that boring builder-grade mirror!

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