A Fresco New Look



This is one of those projects that happened as an afterthought. A little bit of paint left on your brush…….you know how that goes, paint is too expensive to waste:)  This mirror, (original post), used to be a similar color, but darker, painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, Paris Grey, French Linen, Louis Blue and Old White. I wanted a lighter, brighter version.

Using Pure & Original’s Fresco Lime Paint, I painted a solid coat of White Rhino using vertical strokes, and lightly sanded with a 400 grit sanding sponge just to bring out the range of tone. I could have stopped there but I added a few more highlights by lightly dry brushing with Fresco in Ashes. A little gilding wax for gold accents, and I was finished. No wax or sealer needed, the whole project took less than an hour. I know! This paint is magic. You really have to see it in person to fully appreciate it’s richness. If you are looking to try it out, here’s a link to the Pure & Original website for the US.

Mirrors bring light and expanse of space to any room. For more ideas with mirrors, be sure to check to check out these posts:  Step by Step Trumeau Mirror,  DIY Sunburst Mirror,  and  Inspired by Pottery Barn




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