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Shabby Chic Vintage Mirror Pair

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Shabby Chic Vintage Mirror Pair
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Shabby Chic Vintage Mirror Pair

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Upcycle a pair of mirrors into a chic vintage accent with Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Primitive (ADC26)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 1" chip brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • 1" painter's tape
  • glass cleaner
  • two wooden framed mirrors (flea market find)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean mirrors with glass cleaner and let dry. Wipe off wooden frames with dampened paper towel and let dry. Tape around mirror with 1" painter's tape.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Relic to basecoat each mirror frame. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 1" chip brush and load separately with Vintage and Primitive, wiping off excess paint on a paper towel. Lightly brush over mirror first with Vintage and then with Primitive, using a dry-brush technique. Rinse brush and make sure the frame is fully dry before moving onto the next color.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 3/4" flat brush to apply Soft-Touch Varnish to mirror frame, applying as many coats as necessary for desired softness and allowing to dry between coats. Rinse brush. Remove tape.