March 13, 2013

French Linen Gilded Mirror

Painting is one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind...which means I am often looking for the next piece to re-do!  I bought this wooden frame in Oxford before I moved to DC and had a mirror cut and added to the back.  I painted it a creamy white to match some other furniture in my bedroom.  Well, a lot has changed since 2008.

It was finally the mirror's turn for a makeover.


I used French Linen with Old Ochre as an alternating color--like my dresser.  I taped the sections off using Frog Tape and got to work.

This was the perfect quick project.  I did two coats of paint and one layer of dark wax.


Then...my favorite part: gilding!  I rubbed the decorative edge down with some gold gilding wax for a subtle but fun finish.


I'm very happy with the overall look!  Now that I have rearranged my room I was able to take some items off my desk and free up some space.


I just can't seem to get away from French Linen!  It's my favorite.

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