Updating an old gold mirror
Elevating it further on the wood stops your brush from accidentally hitting the table top/ floor and picking up bits. I went for a grey to compliment the mustard yellow wall it’s going to hang from.I’m using Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey applied with a round head brush.(By the way, more than one year in and the doors are holding up famously.Oh my goodness…this was one of those projects that I thought may never end.Plus, I like having full-length mirrors in the bedroom–useful for checking out sweet thrift store finds and, they make the room feel bigger. *High five* We practice radical insourcing for most things that other folks would pay someone to do. If you’d like the story from the beginning, check out our About page.And good luck with the sliding closet door project!It’s the perfect complement to the oil rubbed bronze fixtures – and the bronze frame color instantly makes the mirror pop.The Mediterra frame is the perfect finishing touch to a bathroom makeover, really warming up the space.
I also dry brushed in Old White to really make the detail stand out and create a more layered paint effect. Unlike sand paper, baby wipes will only take off the paint and not disturb the gold.First, remove the canvas from the frame (if there is one) and rest it on two scraps of wood on a table top.I always recommend painting at table height as it saves your back and gives you a better view of your project.The other two of the 6 were this brassy gold plastic, which, unfortunately, I forgot to snap a before shot of (bad blogger! Believe it or not, I have never done a chalk paint project. I used the Folk Art Chalk Paint in Java on four of the frames, and I used Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze on the other two just to see if there would be a major difference. You can apply the paint immediately after rubbing on the Vaseline. For my top coat color, I used the Folk Art Chalk Paint in Parisian Grey. I chose to use the Java color again leftover from my base coat.Spray paint would even work too if you didn’t have chalk paint. To dry brush, dip an artist brush into the paint, and swipe off the paint onto a paper towel until the bristles are dry.