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Chalk Painted Mirrors

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in chalk paint, thrift store, yard sale | 21 comments

Do you ever have one of those days. . .

you work crazy hard all day,

never taking a break,

yet, at the end of the day. . .

You have nothing to show for it?!

That has been my day today.

I have worked on projects non-stop all day long!

My deck is proof!

It is a total wreck.

Paint brushes, paint cans, cans of wax, sandpaper and old towels are scattered everywhere.

I have 6 projects going as I write.

SIX!

I managed to wrap one of them up, because I just needed to finish something.

I was beginning to run out of sunlight when I realized that I had not taken pictures of my ONE finished project for the day.
Tomorrow, I should be able to wrap a couple more of them up.

I am not going to let myself start a new one until I have finished these!

I started with these 2 yard sale finds.

Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of a mirror and not reflect something that you do not want to see?!

Namely, the photographer and her great mess!

 My favorite way to transform anything is with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

For these projects, I used Old White and Coco.

I added another layer of color to the oval mirror with this sample paint.

I used it to paint the details.

Next, I painted the whole mirror with Old White.

Sanded here and there.

And, finished it with dark wax.

For the chunkier mirror, I lightly painted with Coco and then with Old White.

I sanded it here and there.

And, then finished it with dark wax.

Both of these are headed to Simply Southern.

They are quite the handsome couple.

Life to the full,

Melissa

Here are the places that I party!

Sunday

Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper

 

 

Monday

Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple

Craft-O-Maniac

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

Tuesday

Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Cozy Little House

Tip Junkie handmade projects

 

Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue

 

Thursday

Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

AKA Design

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot

 

Friday

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five

Craftberry Bush


Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal

 


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21 Comments

  1. Beautiful Mirrors! Great Job!!

    Jody

  2. Melissa they turned out beautiful!! Love them!

  3. You are just so talented!

  4. They look wonderful! Great job, woman! – Karen

  5. You have fabulous taste in mirrors — and I {love} Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! Love them!!

  6. So beautiful, Melissa! Great job on both of these mirrors.
    Debbie 🙂

  7. Lovely!

  8. Very nice Melissa My favorite is the oval mirror just cause the shape has always appealed to me. I love the finishes on both, the softness is so nice to look at.
    I have a habit of starting too many projects at once myself, kind of depends on what strikes me and talks to me that day or that moment. lol Yeah my projects talk to me, kinda like that Pier 1 commercial. I don’t really plan what I’ll do from day to day (cause somebody else that lives here changes them for me too often) so I just go with what happens at the time. Glad you got your mirrors finished, always feels good to get something accomplished.
    Got your card today Melissa. Thanks so much.

  9. Oh, these turned out so pretty!
    Susan

  10. Very pretty! I’ve been wanting to try Annie Sloan paint for a while now and this makes me want to try it even more!

  11. Love this! Just linked up and found your over on Liz Marie Blog! So happy to have found you!

  12. your mirrors turned out just perfect. love the aged look on both.
    rita

  13. Very nice! Thanks for showing the product you used and the technique! I did a similar mirror not to long ago with regular craft paint/glaze if you want to check it out!

    http://laurelleafcottage.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-journey-to-syroco.html

    Have a great weekend, and I hope you get your projects done!! =) Deanna

  14. Great patina on those mirrors. Thanks for taking us through the process – love the colors.

  15. I’m usually a lurker but…I have the very same oval mirror! I painted mine distressed white too, but used chalkboard paint on the mirror. Way cool!

  16. Me likely! LOL
    They turned out beautifully, and it’s good to hear I’m not the only one with tons of unfinished projects going at once!

  17. So beautiful. I love the chalk paint on the frames. I have done this before too and always happy with the end result. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Your mirrors turned out beautiful! i always love redoing mirrors. Thanx as always for partying lady at THT.

  19. It’s lovely. I’m hopping over from Cowgirl up. Happily enjoying my visit to your sweet blog Hugs

  20. Gorgeous! I sympathize with you about photographing mirrors–just did a post on mirrors myself, and I thought I’d pull my hair out trying to get pictures!

  21. They both look wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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