Goodwill Mirror and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre

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.

4 thoughts on “Goodwill Mirror and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre”

  1. That's a very pretty mirror Krista. I am thinking that you should be able to get a discount at Goodwill as often as you've bought things there!!

    My only experience with chalk paint was letting Katie paint her bedroom wall with it. SPRAY PAINT!!! Yeah, Jake and I were not thinking at all!! What a mess. But ultimately it came out nice. We still feel sooo stupid about that!

    I love your work, still think you ought to start a little business. Love Di ♥

  2. I've just started working with ASCP and I love it! It takes a little getting used to so I was glad that I went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of small wooden items to practice on. Wooden trays, mirrors, picture frames were fun to play around with and I used small foam throwaway brushes. I also bought a bunch of the little chalk paint sample pots, so I could decide which were my favorites before making an investment in the quarts. The items all turned out fantastic! I think I am now ready to tackle a coffee table that has been sitting in the garage for months!

  3. I've just started working with ASCP and I love it! It takes a little getting used to so I was glad that I went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of small wooden items to practice on. Wooden trays, mirrors, picture frames were fun to play around with and I used small foam throwaway brushes. I also bought a bunch of the little chalk paint sample pots, so I could decide which were my favorites before making an investment in the quarts. The items all turned out fantastic! I think I am now ready to tackle a coffee table that has been sitting in the garage for months!

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