Harlequin Mirror

finished

 

 

It was dark and grey here today.

One of those days when you want to stay in your pj’s and loaf on the couch all day long.

Since society tends to frown on that, I decided I had to get up off the couch and accomplish something today, no matter how small.

Seemed like a good day to create a Harlequin Mirror.

I have had this project in mind for a while, so many things have taken a back seat over the holiday season, I am still catching up it seems.

I found these little square framed mirrors at a thrift store, they were just what I was looking for to finish off the dining room space.

I wanted something to add another layer of reflection above the large mirror and these were just the right size.

They must have come from Ikea originally, the stickers were still on the back when I bought them.

dining room

I previously had painted our Dining Room Buffet with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, and I decided to try out a few more of their products for the mirrors to match.

supplies

The folks at Deco Art were kind enough to send me enough supplies to keep me busy for quite a while.

Can’t wait to get crafty!

For this project, I used the Harlequin Stencil, Metallic Luster Wax in Silver, Chalky Finish Paint in Stone Grey, and their DecoArt Clear Varnish.

before

The frames were in good shape, but were so wide, it just seemed like they needed some added interest. I bought four of them, but I decided that the space looked better with only three of them above the buffet.

I will use the other mirror somewhere else in the house.

The mirrors are rather small which is fine, but I knew they were going to be in such a dark corner of the house, the frames could use all the shine they could get.

Step one was to paint them with the Chalky Finish Paint.

close up

Step two, line up the stencil with the frame.

Step three, use a soft cloth to rub the Silver Luster Wax over the stencil.

I found that the stencil was easy to keep in place when using the wax product, I didn’t need to tape it or use any adhesive to hold it in place.

Step four, let dry. Then finish with the varnish.

That’s it! Fun and easy! Great project for a lazy day.

I was really impressed with the Luster Wax product, it was very easy to use and I love how it looks.

I think I may also use it on the buffet, but that will be another post!

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