Layers

3.09.2012

When I shared the powder room reveal here I told you I would share how I created the finish on the mirror over the sink and almost forgot to. I know you have been waiting with bated breath so let's not keep you waiting any longer.

This mirror has a lot of detail to it and I knew painting it in layers would bring it out.

The mirror was originally gold. Well, that just would not do with the new look in the room. So I got out my Annie Sloan chalk paints, of course.

I painted the entire frame with Graphite and let that dry.

Then I painted the entire frame with Antibes which is the green you see.

Third layer is French Linen over all of it.

Then I dry brushed Old White in places. Waxed with clear and dark waxes and sanded to reveal the layers.

I am loving the way it turned out.



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52 comments:

  1. That is lovely! Your powder room looks really sweet.

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  2. Looks terrific. Love how the paint highlights the details. Enjoy.

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  3. This turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing the colors you used. Recently I have been experimenting with layers of ASCP. I must say, your white dry brushing technique added the finishing touch. I need to give that a try.

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  4. Kim,
    Looks great.Love all the layers.That green matches the green in your wood stool too.

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  5. I am loving the way it turned out too. The layers of different paint colors really make it.

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  6. Fantastic look Kim, I just painted a piece for my bedroom and now realize after seeing this post that I need to add more layers. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love the look of that entire room. It has personality.

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  8. Beautiful job as always kim.Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Kim it looks beautiful in your new powder room!

    Kat :)

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  10. Really beautiful Kim.....
    Lorraine

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  11. That is a wonderful combination Kim. I love the green peeking through.

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  12. Wow! What a great look for the mirror and your powder room. Marsha

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  13. You are such a painting pro! The powder room looks stunning...Love it!
    -Shelley

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  14. Beautifully done, Kim!

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  15. So pretty! You make it sound so easy, but I know it's alot of work to get it to look that way.

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  16. It turned out lovely, Kim! It has such great detailing and the layers really did show them off nicely.

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  17. Love it Kim, The mirror looks awesome!

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  18. Hi Kim, I LOVE how your mirror turned out. All those layers of yummy colors are beautiful.
    Mary Alice

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  19. Gorgeous - like all of your paint projects :-)

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  20. I've got some old frames that could really use a paint treatment like that. It looks like a vintage French find!

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  21. Your mirror looks fantastic Kim! Your powder room has come a long way!

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  22. That is really pretty, I love the layered look. And the peeks of the green popping through!

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  23. You do a wonderful job with your layering of the paints....it turned out beautiful. I love the little bits of green peeking through.

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  24. Beautiful work! I have a couple of little end tables that I think the chalk paint would bring back to life.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  26. Looks great Kim! The green peaking through is perfection. Carrie

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  27. Hi Kim~ I just discovered your blog and so glad that I have. Love what you did with the mirror. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    ~Cheryl
    Fresh Vanilla For C

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  28. Kim- It looks GREAT! I have a question for you though. Do you wax BEFORE you sand to show the layers? I have always sanded first and then applied the wax. Does it work better applying the wax first? After sanding do you apply another coat of wax at all?

    Hope you are having a great Friday-xo Diana

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  29. That's beautiful Kim! I love all of the layers. This is something I have not tried yet with the chalk paint. I am definitely going to now. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  30. Really nice Kim...love the color choice...lots of dimension..Happy Friday, Mariaelena

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  31. The frame is perfection now! Maureen

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  32. Looks perfect in there!

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  33. that mirror is gorgeous! I have wanted to try something with antibes...

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  34. Very pretty Kim! I thought about you while at Target yesterday. Have you seen their cow creamers? Cute and a little chunkier than most. They have them in different colors too although I still love white the best.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  35. Looks fabulous, Kimmie!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. Hi Kim,
    What a beautiful mirror, a good size as well. The new finish adds so much to it, the details in the frame are so pretty!
    Have a great Weekend!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  37. I love it, now I need to look at my mirrors, and see which one will be my next victim. Yours is stunning.

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  38. Your powder room is lovely.

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  39. Very pretty! I love it.
    Katie

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  40. Kim, the mirror details are lovely. I like that you see a reflection of the hanging shelf rack full of your beautiful dishes. ~ Sarah

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  41. It turned out just perfect, and you know I love anything with a little Antibes Green peeking through.

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  42. Love how that mirror looks too. THe Antibes is just a shocking green and it looks so nice when it is used this way.

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  43. It's gorgeous Kim, looks like an antique from a fine French home. Lovely!

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  44. Gosh, what a lovely job Kim! How did you know to paint it those colors? I have 2 huge wood carved mirrors I got at an antique shop years ago and I would love to paint them... but I just don't want to mess them up.
    Your mirror is stunning!
    Yvonne

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  45. I have read both ways - wax before or wax after sanding. Do you always wax first?

    Bliss

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  46. Love how you used the barstool been looking for a small step ladder to do similar thing may have to try this idea

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  47. Gorgeous! I love seeing the various colors. I think I have the exact same mirror in my dining room, and this is making me think twice about keeping the gold. How nice of you to figure these things out for us, and do all the practicing, so we can just take the easy way out and copy you :)

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