Well well well - it feels a little strange not to have a give away today lol !!!
You're stuck with me and my transformations sadly ............
Some people obsess over pillows - some over lamps - I have an obsession with mirrors - which is ironic because I can't stand to look at myself in one of them - but I LOVE them all over the house -
I'm too embarassed to tell you how many of them grace our walls - but it's a dark rowhouse and mirrors reflect light ( that's my story and I'm sticking to it )
And the upside of redoing furniture - mostly dressers - is that I have an abundance of mirrors since most dressers are easier to sell without one attached.
This is a great technique to use when you get to the bottom of your tin of Annie Sloan chalk paint - and I mean the bottom of the tin - a real scraping the barrel kind of situation like this
I add a little water ( very little - maybe a teaspoon ) and stir like crazy and this makes the perfect white wash!!!
You won't believe how much white wash you can create with this little trick
Enough to do this mirror ( which is huge - although it doesn't look it here )
There's no special technique when white washing other then going in the same direction - following the grain
It's a great option to use on dark wood especially - because it turns the white into a light grey very time worn color...................
I call this my Grey Gardens look lol
Doesn't it give a perfect patina? This mirror came with 2 side panels - love the arches on them
Here's a close up of the finish
At this point you can take a wet rag and wipe it down until it looks like this ( these are the cabinet doors on my kitchen hutch - also white washed over dark wood )
But I want to keep this mirror a little lighter - like BEACHY light
Fall is here - everyone's decorating with oranges and reds - and Suzan's going to show you how to create a beach look LMHO - I'm in full fledge denial folks - FULL FLEDGE
here they are set up on the wine cabinet - I had to layer them because the cabinet is not wide enough
Not bad for an empty tin of paint !!!
And the winner of Tuula's beautiful Wind Chimes is
KRIS - from JUNK CHIC COTTAGE!!!
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