Hi, hope you all are having a great week! It's a beautiful, warm and sunny day here at the chateau. Looking at the calender, I have a feeling that we won't be having too many more days like this, so I'm enjoying it while I can!
If you visit here very often, you know how much I love mirrors! You could say that I'm obsessed with them!
So when my picker friend called to say she'd spotted a large vintage Burwood mirror and matching candle sconces at a sale recently and asked if I'd be interested in them, I couldn't say "yes!" fast enough!
Of course the set didn't start out looking this pretty! Oh,no! I sure wish that I hadn't been in such a hurry to paint them, as I neglected to take "before" shots of their not so lovely earth tone colors. Remember when those colors were so popular, back in the 70's & early 80's? This poor set was burnt orange, tan & gold (ugh!), and I could hardly wait to work a bit of magic on them!
I knew right away that I wanted to paint them a vibrant and rich turquoise, so I mixed up a bunch of different shades that I happened to have, to create my own custom color! Painting the set by hand proved to be even more work than I'd imagined! All of those little nooks and crannies were quite labor intensive, to say the least!, But I am so happy with the end result!
After painting, I distressed a bit, then dry brushed with a little Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze, to add what I like to call "that aged over time look".
Even though it was alot of work, I am thrilled with the end result! I've transformed quite a few Burwood, Syroco and other vintage mirrors over the past few years, but I've never seen any mirrors just like this one til now. It is even prettier in person than my photos can capture!
And here are the matching mirrored sconces. They are quite large. Love them!
I've placed them all in my Etsy shop ('cause I just can't keep all of my creations, as much as I'd love to!), if you care to take a peek!
That's it for now, thanks so much for visiting!