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Distressed French Mirror {guest post}

Ashley from Dirt Stains and Paint salvaged this gorgeous piece with some layered colours, distressing, and drybrushing! She used Bliss, Pebble Beach, and Simplicity.

I shared with you last month how much I love the look of layered distressing when I mixed Vanilla Frosting and Elegance on these chippy side tables.

Well, this time I decided to go a little bolder (for me) to transform a gorgeous old wood mirror that I had thrifted awhile back.

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

You can see in these pictures two things:

1. My 13 week baby bump (which now I'm 23 weeks and it's WAY more than a bump!)

2. The intricate details of the wood carvings that I knew would look so good highlighted

Before painting, I taped off the inside edges of the mirror so that I would have minimal clean up when finished (although this paint is amaze, and wipes away so easily with just a wet cloth if it gets on unwanted surfaces).

First coat: Bliss. Let it dry.

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Then, second coat: Pebble Beach. Almost there!

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Finally, I dry brushed on Simplicity just where the detailing could use additional highlighting.

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

To "age" it a bit, I grabbed my palm sander and used a fine grit to just sand down some of the edges so that the original wood could show through, and so that it was incredibly soft to the touch. Then, clean up with my shop vac (time saver!).

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Being a mirror that won't be touched or in high traffic areas, I didn't actually have to use any sealer on this project. I'd ONLY recommend this for pieces that will be "used" in these same types of conditions (indoors, low traffic, not touched).

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I love the way it turned out! So much dimension and layered "age".

The layered look for the win again!

Distressed French Mirror #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Have you done any layered pieces lately? What other colors would you pair over Bliss?





Ashley

Ashley {Dirt Stains and Paint}

I'm Ashley from Dirt Stains and Paint. I'm a Seattle girl that specializes in allowing my house of boys to transform their clothes with au natural dirt stains outside, while I tackle adding "old character" to our new construction home through all sorts of DIY projects. Always working on a budget, most projects start at the thrift store and get transformed with new paint! You'll see that I love most things with a distressed finished, a farmhouse flare, and everything rustic in between.


Make sure to follow Ashley on her blog Dirt Stains and Paint, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!



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Layered French Mirror Re-Do
Layered French Mirror Re-Do

August 11, 2015

[…] “age” to a piece. To read about the full process of how I transformed this piece, click here for what I shared with the readers over at Country Chic Paint. Sharing with:Miss Mustard Seed […]

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