Last week when I posted about this vintage vanity dressing table, my inbox filled with questions about the process I used to paint the mirror hanging above it. Another thrift store bargain, it was bright yellow when I found it last year. The lines are so graceful, and French, I’m sure the color (think school bus) is the reason it had been overlooked.
My layering technique has its roots in this piece and it was truly accidental. My original color of choice was Versailles, but it just didn’t work for me. Adding a light coat of French Linen helped and dabbing on Paris Grey made the finish interesting and complex. Louis Blue was an afterthought that I dry brushed on while I was working on the armoire (also in the foyer). Clear wax to seal and a heavy dose of gold wax highlights and voila. I am so happy with how this turned out that I almost never paint anything just one color anymore. And I want to give due credit to Chalk Paint, I was never able to get this effect with latex or acrylics. Painting has become easy, and creative again.
If you are needing inspiration to take Chalk Paint out for a spin, check out these easy projects in my posts, Old Table, New Look, Two Steps, and, Shamrock Step Stool. And if you want to see more about my layering and other techniques, you can find all of my video tutorials by clicking on the Tools tab.