I wanted to do a beach inspired Mantle for summer as I always do. Let me impress upon you here, “beach inspired” not beach themed. I had gathered all the elements together that I planned to use, but something was missing. I wanted to change out the mirror again, from the gold one, but wasn’t sure what to use. Nothing I had seemed right for the job. However, I did have a mirror that I wasn’t in love with, and, that I had just moved to the third floor. I decided to bring it back down as I do, and try to change it with a paint technique, I had just used on the chandelier.
Here is an old picture of the mirror, not the best, but you get the idea. It was made of a resin/plastic and it looked cheap. I was never very happy with it. It was one of those purchases we make, where we settle for a lesser, cheaper version of what we really wanted. But that is a whole other topic. I’m sure most of you can relate.
My desk was cleared because I had been painting the chandelier, so I set the mirror there and started to paint.
I would paint the entire piece with Graphite, from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then give the piece, a dry brushed look with a very light touch of Paris Grey, and in this case some clear wax.
And here it is in place on the mantle, where it will spend the summer.
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