Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pink Mirror Goes Italian

 My beloved Pink Mirror with silver highlights. 
A Gorgeous green and gold french chair~
the inspiration for my mirror's new look.
 And a dash of Italian style a la Florentine!
I love Florentine trays and tables...look at this pink beauty.
It is perfectly aged and just the right color gold.
Oh forget the pink...we just repainted over the pink.
This green and gold florentine tray is a bit high powered, 
but that is the drift I am heading towards with my mirror.
My mirror went through 6 processes. 
 My new pillow, that started all of this, 
 is in reference range as I get my paints on the palette.
 The first coat was a putty color 
and then I added aquas and greens to the details.
 The next step will be adding Hemants wax in 
dark brown to give it an antique look. 
The bottom of this picture shows the dark wax finish
 on top of the putty and green/aqua..
The top of the picture shows me starting to
 add champagne highlights with a fan brush.
After that I used a little rub n' buff in gold leaf 
to give it that gold florentine feel.
However the wax really changed the aqua-ness of the paint, 
shown above,
 and dulled it down to a more antique green color.
So I reapplied some aqua paint on top of 
certain areas to pull out out more of that color.
 This took awhile~ I had no energy left for styling and fluffing.
I will show off how it looks in the room later.
She is a pretty grown up mirror,  
not as sassy as the pink one, but a flirt none the less.
linking to
Transformation  Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Swing into Spring


  1. Your mirror looks gorgeous, Amy! I love this color even though I loved the pink, this is so much dressier! You're so good.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Oh so pretty Amy! She is beautiful!

  3. Beautiful mirror remake!

  4. As much as I loved that pink mirror, I am now a fan of the green makeover!

  5. Actually, I prefer the new look. It has a lot of class.

  6. I love pink...but I really LOVE the mirror's new look better. I has a more subtle effect on the room and the wall. But I'd come visit in any room of your home, any day. Love it!

  7. Beautiful! You are a real artist!


  8. wow oh wow - this is beautiful - the pink was pretty but the green sooo classy! I love it!

  9. I like this florentine version better. Even though I liked the pink. Now you are going to have to collect florentine trays.

  10. It's amazing the difference from the pink, Amy! This turned out great and I can't wait to see a full room shot of it.

  11. Ohhhhh I looooove it!!! I'm not the biggest fan of pink but your mirror in pink was really lovely...but this new makeover is gorgeous! I wish I could paint like that!!!

  12. Hi Amy!
    I'm impressed! This one looks as good as if not better than the pink. Can't wait to see the full view.


  13. So much better! I love the new look. What an effort too.

  14. That is beautiful, Amy. What great color.

  15. Your artistic ability amazes me. I don't know how you think of so many things to do with paint. Pretty!

  16. Love the transformation! You did an amazing job with all the colors. Its beautiful.

  17. I must admit I was skeptical....I really liked the pink....but, this treatment is wonderful!!! I love it!!!

  18. Just beautiful! I'm loving the new colors :)
    XO, Christie

  19. Oh Amy - Bellisima! You did such an amazing job transforming the frame of that mirror. I doubted you not one bit. No ma'am.

  20. Love the mirror so much better.

    You are so neat while painting I have paint all over everything and like not to got my last mirror painted because of my mess even with blue tape


  21. I am loving the saga of the mirror!! What will she look like next???

  22. Fabulous Great Job Amy
    turned out pretty and much better than
    the pink !!!!!

  23. This is worth the effort..I think it is an improvement over the pink for sure.

  24. wow - I love your mirror makeover. Your blog is fabulous. I'm a new follower!

  25. As pretty as the transformation is....I'm going to miss that pink mirror - it made me smile.

  26. Gorgeous! I love the colors! I have to admit I was not a fan of the pink, but this I love. You did a fabulous job.

    ~ Tracy

  27. That mirror is beautiful now. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  28. Beautiful! I love Florentine trays too. I have one that had been my Moms and I've used it in every house I've lived in. It's burgundy/red and gold and goes great with what I have.



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