So, the thing was this. I really needed (wanted) a big French style mirror to put above my sideboard in my dining room. Something along the lines of one of these below,
or this one,
Sadly, all I had was a mirror with an oregon pine frame similar to this one below
Here is my mirror when it was in my previous home (I had done a sort of gilt paint effect on the frame)
So I sanded and painted the frame a French grey colour
I found these "twirly things" at my local hardware/craft shop. They are made of some sort of resin, or dare I say it, plastic! I painted them in the same grey colour.
and then arranged them on my mirror frame to get the desired effect. I forgot to take a photo of this step.
I glued them on and rubbed some brownish paint over the whole thing to get this sort of antique effect.
This is the top of my mirror
and the finished product below. I'm just hoping that one of the pieces doesn't fall off during a dinner party to reveal my mirror's humble roots!
I am joining up with Savvy Southern Style for "Wow us Wednesdays".
Till next time