I love to reuse, redo, remake, redesign…it’s what I do! That’s why I love this mirror makeover so much. I have had this mirror for years. I know that gold is very trendy right now but this was one of those items that I just wanted to change up. Plus, I really wanted to cover that creamy crackle effect.
As I do with lots of my projects, I use what I have on hand. I used Maison Blanche in Magnolia for layer one and Annie Sloan in Duck Egg for layer two.
I still wanted some of the gold to show through so after I painted both layers and let them dry, I went back with a wet cloth and wiped away where I wanted the gold to show through. This is a great trick to use when using any type of chalk like paint. The keeps from stirring up dust from sanding.
Here you can see how the paint goes on for both layers. Since I was painting two layers as well as planning to wax, I didn’t need to get a complete paint coverage on each color. This is why I love distressing painted pieces.
For the wax I used dark wax first then went back over with clear wax to lift off some of the dark color in areas that seemed too dark. When doing this with wax be sure to use the clear wax right after you do the dark so the wax doesn’t have time to dry and harden.
You can see from this picture the difference the wax makes. If you have never used any chalk like paint you will be in for a surprise or a treat, depending on the look you were going for. That’s why you should always have a test piece so that you can be sure of what you are getting. This Duck Egg looks a lighter blue without wax then with the dark wax turns a greenish color…this is why Duck Egg is one of my favorite colors!
The distressing and waxing brings out the pretty details in this mirror. I love how it looks now.
Randomness…have you ever tried to photograph a mirror? Oh my…it’s almost impossible!