Saturday, 12 March 2011
Old Mirrors on the Wall
I love old mirrors. I only have one that is verifiably old, due to the chippy painted frame and the spotted glass. But I love my other ones too. I bought the square pewter-coloured one at Salvation Army a while ago because I loved the details on the thick wooden frame. I meant to paint it, but didn't get around to it until yesterday. I just put a light wash of antique white craft paint over the silverish colour.
I did the same with the one next to it, over gold paint...it may be gold leaf. That mirror is my second favourite, after the little old one. It came from Value Village and is very heavy.
The tall skinny mirror is from Ikea. It has embossed metal wrapped around the frame. It used to have a candle sconce attatched, but I like it better without it. The little mirror I rescued from a neighbour. She was going to throw it in the garbage when she was moving out, along with some lovely old frames, which I also rescued.
I haven't been able to come up with an arrangement I like for hanging the mirrors yet. When I go to the antique show next month, I'll be on the lookout for more.