As promised, here is the step by step for the diy Trumeau style mirror, transformed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Efex furniture appliqués . The before mirror looked like this:
Using Chalk Paint, I painted layers of Old White, Coco and French Linen on the mirror and the appliqués. I chose 2 pair of scrolls, an urn, and 2 corner appliqués. I ended up cutting the urn in half to make it fit on the already existing molding. The 2 corner pieces I cut into 3 parts each and used them to further enhance the scrolls.
To attach the appliqués you have to use rubber cement, which is messy to work with. You apply it to the back of the appliqués, and also to the surface of the mirror. Let it dry until it becomes tacky, (about 30 minutes) and press the Efex onto the mirror. You might have to touch up your paint a bit. Also be aware that getting the cement off your fingers and any other spots is very difficult, so be careful in your application process.
I used the other 2 parts of the cut up corners on the bottom appliqués for better balance and weight on each large scroll at the bottom of the mirror. After the appliqués were dry, I used gold wax to create highlights and Dark Wax for shadows.
Although I liked the mirror before, I really love the transformation. All of the supplies I used are available from several of the Annie Sloan stockists. If you don’t have one in your area, you can order online from my friend Robyn Story, who inspired this project, of Robyn Story Designs. She offers the lowest price available on Annie’s amazing Chalk Paint and flat rate shipping. She also carries the Efex Appliqués which she ships for free. And if you are ever looking for inspiration in all things French, you will want to check out her Facebook page, it’s amazing.
I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com