I forgot to take pictures of the left over Efex appliques. This is the picture I took before I used them on my French bed.
The mirror is plain but it has so much potential. I painted the trim with a coat of Chalk Paint® in Antoinette. It actually didn't matter what color I paint it since I plan to gild it anyway. Painting the frame just help the wax go on better. Then I cut the appliques and tape them to the mirror to create a design. Don't be afraid to experiment with design and patterns. Go big or go home, ladies. Do it up! If I have more appliques, this mirror would be so much more ornate but I didn't want to spend any money for this project. I truly believe that with a little bit of imagination, you can turn any ordinary object into something truly beautiful.
The mirror, itself, costed me 10 dollars. I brushed my new bff contact cement on both the appliques and the frame. I let them dry for about 20 minutes and pressed them on. Brushed some gilding wax on and after it dried, went over the whole piece with dark wax. I am kind of glad I didn't have a lot of extra appliques to use for this mirror. I like that it is a bit understated yet still demand your attention.
It is going to be hanging in my bathroom but it's super heavy so I have to wait until the weekend for B to help me with it. In the meantime, she resides in the living room with all the other beauties.
Next time you walk past by a plain old mirror, don't just ignore it. Imagine all the wonderful things you can do.
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