Monday, August 8, 2011

Mirror's Antique Patina


I have this mirror in my entrance porch which has all these beautiful details but the silver fake colour was not appealing to me any longer.
I decided to antique it with an easy patina and the ever so  useful spray paint!!
Before doing this, I covered the whole glass with plastic film, using a spatula to tuck it in underneath the edges.

After 2 coats of Krylon Ivory Cream it look like this:
After it was completely dried, I started the patina. I used Acrylic paint: raw umber, burnt siena and a cinnamon brown. I also grabbed a damp rag for the process

I mixed a TSP of each and a TBSP of water
I started painting in small portions, for as soon as I finished a portion I had to use my damp rag to clean off the paint, so it would stain the piece a bit and stay in the nooks and crannies of the moulding
Here, half with patina and half not yet

I also used the same patina and spray paint to revamp a similar silver photo frame ( I forgot t take the "before" photos, sorry!!)

 "New" mirror now back to the entrance

How lovely and antique! I love it! Hope you like it too!

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  1. Great job. I really like the results. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

  2. You've done a lovely job with the mirror, it has lots of character.

  3. Great finish! Just like the PB mirrors! I have an old gold mirror & a bottle of ivory paint waiting to do something like this. Hopefully I'll get around to it sometime this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  4. L.O.V.E. it .. absolutely amazing and soo girly..Me raising a boy plus a 'man'so not a hint of pink in sight.. all your pictures makes me have a girl the girly room too..

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