Hello ladies! Today I would like to share with you how we painted mirror to give it a new look, but an "old" look. We wanted for it to look like it's very old, and that mirror is scratched so old colors are visible in some places. The mirror that was re-done was white, and that's convenient, but I think you can do it with any base color as long as your paint is strong enough to cover it.
For new color, we chose a green shade, and we wanted brown, yellow and blue to be in traces.
As I haven't done anything like this before, I wanted to try it out on the back of the mirror. I saw one video that suggests to start with the darkest color, and add up all the rest that you want. I also tried just blending in, instead of layering.
In the end, I decided it's best and easier to paint the entire mirror in green, and then add other colors in places where I want it. I also changed colors that I will add, and I started with a lighter shade of green, which looked good right away even without other colors.
When you do things like this, it's not bad to have some refreshment too :D
Next one was yellow, and then also orange, but in contrast with green it looked more like red, not orange. In the end, I also added a pinch of purple. Even though it sounds like a lot of vivid colors, it was all in traces, and from far it's not even visible. Colors used here are Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, but also some mixes of hers, and some other colors as well.
When you are done with coloring and painting, it's time for waxing. First I added transparent wax.
After transparent wax, we decided it would not be bad to add the black wax as well. This one is different, and it can't be used on everything, but here, it fit perfectly. Both waxes are also Annie Sloan.
I added few more photos and hopefully you can see the colors and texture well. But lighting wasn't perfect, and I didn't want to add effects and make it even more different.
I hope I gave some of you idea hoe to bring new ("old") life to some of your wooden furniture. All photos are original and taken using nokia 7 plus.
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