Annie Sloan and the Goodwill strike again.
I bought this mirror from the Will several months ago but just wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.
I do that. Buy something and stare at it for far too long trying to make a decision on what to do with it.
Anyway this is a fairly old mirror, early 40’s was stamped on the back and it was in great shape. I just did not like the finish. Brown. Boring brown did nothing for it.
When refinishing/painting an item with ASCP there are a couple of things that I have learned. You must wash down and dry and get as much of the furniture polish off. If you don’t it can bleed through the paint. You will notice it more with the light colors. It is really noticeable with the Old Ochre.
The second lesson I have learned is don’t put AS Lacquer over the wax. It will peel off. I have learned that the hard way. I do know those that have done it and it worked great for them but let me tell you when it doesn’t it makes a mess!
Another trick I have learned when painting mirrors is this. You must take the mirror out so that you can paint the inside rim. If you do not the mirror will reflect the unpainted edge and it looks pretty tacky.
I thought I had a before picture of this mirror but apparently I missed taking a picture.
It recieved 2 coats and then I used a heavy hand with the sanding.
Then lightly applied a coat of AS Lacquer to seal the paint. I like how it deepens the color.
I would love to hear what tricks you have learned using this chalk paint.