Would you like a little more romance in your home? If the answer is yes, then it may be time to incorporate softer shapes and colors into your home decor – decor similar to these twin Persian Blue mirrors.
These two mirrors were found by accident this past Fall when I was at a local thrift store – not in search of anything particular, more out of curiosity to see if any new furniture pieces came in.
You never know what type of furniture you’ll find at a donation center. I’ve found the most unusual pieces – like this pair of mirrors.
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Thrift store finds are never pretty in their original state. They are usually drastically outdated; but you have to look past the color and only look at the size and shape. These twin mirrors are tall, thin, and have detailed scrolls along the curved tops.
The frames aren’t made of real wood, they’re molded plastic. Actually, most mirror frames aren’t made of real wood. So if you’re considering painting a molded plastic, it’s recommended that you take the time to properly prep the surface prior to painting to ensure the paint adheres well.
Many say that you can just apply some chalk paint and it adheres to any surface. That’s not always the case. Even chalk paint will easily rub off of a slick surface like this.
Then prime the surface to ensure adhesion of the paint. Since I knew the finished color would be on the lighter side, I went right for the BIN primer. BIN is a shellac primer that will prevent any bleed-through of the old, dark color.
Allow the primer to sit overnight, then apply your paint. At this point you can use any type of paint. I happened to love General Finishes Persian Blue so that’s what was used.
Once the second coat is dried, wash the frame in white glaze. Working on one side of the frame at a time, brush on the white glaze. Brush it into all of the grooves. Then immediately wipe it off with a clean white cotton rag. Do not wipe the glaze from the crevices – you want the glaze to stay settled there. You can find the white glaze on Amazon HERE.
The combination of the Persian Blue paint and the winter white glaze, creates a soft, romantic style that will complement any room in your home.
Each coat of primer (2), paint (2), and glaze (1) took less than 30 minutes to apply, but you will need a space to lay the mirrors on saw horses and allow them to dry between coats. Total application time: about 2.5 hours; Total time shop, paint, and dry time: 3 days.
They look more gray in the photos above, but they’re really more blue like the photo below. What a pretty pair! What types of decor, color, and finishes spark romance in your home?
This twin set of Persian Blue mirrors is now for sale in Entri Ways’ online Shop.
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