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
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!