CRAFTING: How-To Chalk Paint an Old Mirror using Clear Wax and Brown Wax (VIDEO)

If you have visited the blog often enough, or follow my Instagram or Pinterest boards, you will see my new found crafting obsession is chalk paint. It's opened up a whole other world for me as it relates to furnishing my home and finding thrifting treasures. Chalk paint is a super easy way to upcycle decor and furniture. No sanding or stripping is necessary. So that 5 dollar dresser painted 70's orange can be yours with some new hardware, a few coats of chalk paint and a waxing. The same holds true for wooden or laminate lamp bases, magazine racks, shelves..and of course...mirrors.

This mirror was found in the back of a closet at our lake cabin, completely out of place and filthy. Also on the back of the mirror, I found handwriting that said: "stolen from Mr. Pacente." Now you know there is a story behind this old mirror!

Crazy, right? Who knows how long this mirror was in the closet?

Well, the mirror was heavy, and seemed valuable and well made, but did not go with any decor of my rooms. So a coating of antique lace with clear and brown wax (to age it) did the trick. It's not hard. Just watch the video and see!



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