I have two great mirror transformations to share today. The first actually started out as a clock surrounded by swirls and flourishes. As soon as I saw it, I thought of the two clocks I repurposed into mirrors this summer.
This piece was fairly awesome as a clock but the clock face was pretty dated and the faux gold finish definitely had to go. I used one of my new chalk paint colors – Napoleonic Blue, and replaced the clock face with a small beveled mirror. (I’m beginning to have quite the collection of 70s clock faces – I’ll have to figure out some use for them soon.)
At first I wasn’t sure about this color – it was a bit darker than I expected. But I think it was absolutely perfect for this transformation. It compliments the Frenchy curves perfectly.
The second mirror was a mirror all along. I started out with the small Snow White mirror in the front of this picture.
This mirror was pretty old and HEAVY. But, the gold finish still wasn’t doing it for me so I turned to another chalk paint color – Provence.
I painted a base coat of Provence and then dry-brushed on a Graphite-Provence mixture to give it some depth.
Oh how I love them both. But both of these sweet mirrors are for sale in my wee shop. How awesome would a whole wall of these beauties be – maybe in a foyer or a formal dining room. I may just have to start collecting some for myself!
Now to get busy finishing my Christmas shopping!