I have an arsenal of mirrors at the moment!!
I don't know what it is, but I have been finding several amazing mirrors recently, and so I've had a few makeovers just waiting to take place.
This beauty definitely caught my eye when I first saw it.
Amazing detail but it was so heavy.
And I'm not talking about physical weight, even though it is substantial.
Ugh. See what I mean?
I decided to lighten this one up, but also add some interest.
I painted all the ornate detail in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue.
I love this color for creating a verdigris look.
It has enough blue / green in it to really look like aged copper.
Once that was dry, I used Old white and painted over the entire mirror.
Before the white dried, I went over the areas where the Duck Egg color was, and with a slightly wet rag, wiped off the Old White.
At this point, I kinda went back and forth through the drying process, adding a little more Duck Egg over certain spots with an artist's brush, and a little more Old White.
It was fun to play around with the colors, and just do it until it felt right.
The whole mirror had a total of two coats of Old White before I was finished.
When everything was done with the paint, I lightly sanded in a few spots, and finished the mirror with Miss Mustard Seed's white wax
(smells so amazing....)
just to add a little more subtle highlight.
I'm really happy with the new look!
Brighter, with a subtle verdigris age.
I'll be taking this down to Bella Hill this weekend.
Thanks for letting me share!
Have a great weekend!