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February 26th, 2013

here is a quick glimpse at a mirror frame done this week for a lovely client who has just finished a bathroom remodeling project.  she loves her mirror for the shape, size and scale (and mrs. jones does too) but the existing finish no longer suited the renewed space.

a quick coat of chalk paint® in paris grey was first.  the color was exactly right, and the adhesion qualities of annie sloan’s amazing medium made it just the ticket for a first coat.  a spotty resist layer of vaseline and paste wax followed, applied with a chip brush, just to the higher areas on the frame.  then, miss mustard seed’s milk paint in typewriter, lightened up with a dash of ironstone. the hoped-for crackling and peeling happened overnight as the paint dried, encouraged along with a piece of coarse steel wool this morning.

topped with raw-umber-tinted glaze to seal and mellow the finish out a bit, it’s ready to go home again.  (onsite photos have been promised.)

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