It is difficult to find perfectly round, old mirrors, so I was excited when I found this one at a yard sale.
It had beautiful details and original beveled glass, that is so old it looks wavy at certain angles.
I wanted the mirror to look like an old, French antique with original paint. I chose my two Chalk Paint colors to create the look: Duck Egg and Old White. I painted the frame with Duck Egg and then dry brushed the Old White over the appliques at top and bottom, as well as the raised trim running up the sides. I dry brushed the paint, in all different directions, purposefully missing parts, so that the gold underneath would show through.
After the paint dried, I waxed the entire frame with Annie Sloan's clear wax. Then, I made a glaze with Annie Sloan's dark wax by blending it with unscented mineral spirits.
I painted the glaze on the frame and then wiped back, making sure to leave the dark glaze in the crevasses.
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