Annie Sloan white verdigris mirror

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.

Visually.

So.
Heavy.


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!

xo Denise

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7 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this--wiping the white off before it is dry--brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?! It looks gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous, absolutely love it.

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  3. looks lovely Denise. It's nice having a play around with pint and experimenting isn't.
    Fiona x

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  4. I LOVE this mirror, the colors are so pretty and an ornate beauty!

    Cynthia

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  5. Your mirror turned out lovely.
    Have a great weekend.
    Denise

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  6. This is gorgeous, Denise! I would love to send you a sample of Plaster Paint for you to compare to ASCP. Are you game?

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