Mirror Frame Makeover
Happy frozen Tuesday everyone. Today’s post is about a mirror frame makeover. On my travels to my favorite haunts, you know the ones, ;-), I found this awesome JCPenny Decorator Mirror. The tag on the back read $120 new. I paid $25 for the whole mirror. It was a dark walnut brown and in pristine condition – I love it when no repair work is involved, it almost makes me giddy!
I have been looking for the perfect piece to go over the sofa to provide us some extra light. In this Villa we only have the one bay of windows which provide all the light for these three connected rooms. Wanting to accentuate the sun-light in the day, I felt a mirror would do the trick. So, I took this little find, used my Annie Sloan Old Orchre chalk paint, Duck Egg Blue, and a combo of clear and dark brown wax and brought some new life to this old piece (PS – I purchase my AS paints at Wood Icing in Chesterfield mall).
I started by cleaning the frame of dirt to start our mirror frame makeover. Then I simple painted two coats of the AS Old Ochre chalk paint, followed by a highlight of Duck Egg Blue on the raised flower pattern on each corner, and a trimming of Duck Egg Blue around the center of the frame. After letting dry, I placed a coat of clear wax all over the mirror frame, let set a couple hours and followed with the dark wax over the duck egg blue, followed by heavy streaks of brown over the Old Ochre almost completing our mirror frame makeover.
I buffed the piece with another coat of clear wax giving me this awesome new mirror for a $25.00 investment. I love the way it looks against the dark grey walls in the villa versus the old brown bomb it was. Hope you enjoyed the mirror frame makeover.
For a cheap price and a little elbow grease look what you can have! For now I sat it on the back of the couch to get a feel for the mirror. I hope to get it onto the wall tomorrow and add a couple of sconce lights on each side. Now to find those at a great price 😉
Tomorrow I hope to have more on the special kitchen storage we are in the middle of building with the help of our friends at D. Lawless Hardware. We had a parts delay due to an awful ice storm so once Mother Nature let’s those parts through I will be back to the big finish and reveal for you!!! You know what they say – you can’t rush Mother Nature 😉 Until next post – Thanks for stopping by Hello I Live Here for our mirror frame makeover post.