Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: DIY Mirror Update

August 28, 2014 13 Comments

I have been a working mom for the past 8-ish years.  Recently I made the decision to quit my design job and stay at home.  I have so much more time for the things I have dreamed of doing in my "spare time".  I still have my husbands business to keep me busy and our beloved yarn business.  The boys have been in school for two days and I am really enjoying the time I could never find previously.

I recently purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk paint at Grace, a beautiful little shop in Niantic CT.  I bought two colors, French Linen and Aubusson Blue.   The gray is for my bedroom furniture that I would like to paint (soon) and the blue for a buffet table.  I had a brain storm this morning because I needed to try it out immediately and painted  the mirror on my mantle.  I've had this mirror for about 10 years and I think it was a bit dark and blended right in with the brick.  The mirror was painted before 8:30 am and dry enough to put back up within a couple hours.  A quick and easy DIY. 

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I love how there is no priming needed with chalk paint.  Just go go!  Annie Sloan also makes a wax preservative in color or clear coat.  I chose not to use this for the mirror and let the original finish shine through with light sanding.  When I begin the furniture I plan on using the clear wax for a finish.

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BEFORE:

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After:

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Once the paint dries it has a chalky flat finish that is soft and beautiful.  anniesloan5

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13 Responses

Ashley
Ashley

September 26, 2016

This looks SO GREAT! Love the color choice! Now I’m sitting here thinking of all the things in my house I could paint :)

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 26, 2016

Looks wonderful, Katie!

Chris @ makeandwear
Chris @ makeandwear

September 26, 2016

It must be wonderful to have a little more time now. Love your new mirror :)

Sheila
Sheila

September 26, 2016

LOVE IT!! I’m making a DIY chalk paint I found online for a bedside table ~ hope it comes out as nice. Thanks for the blog post!

yuki3270
yuki3270

September 26, 2016

Wow! It looks awesome and what a difference a coat of paint makes! Thanks for sharing~

lizseville
lizseville

September 26, 2016

Beautiful. Wonderful colour.

sassy02
sassy02

September 26, 2016

The mirror turned out great, enjoy your new found free time!

sabine
sabine

September 26, 2016

Beautiful make over, now your mirror makes me feel a coastal summer breeze in my face when I look at it!

Jill
Jill

September 26, 2016

I think we need to head back to Nianitc! I’ve been thinking for quite a while that my mirror over my mantle blends in with the field stone!!

cyventurini
cyventurini

September 26, 2016

Wow! It looks awesome and what a difference a coat of paint makes! Thanks for sharing~

amybareham
amybareham

September 26, 2016

We LOVE Annie Sloan! Our house was in very grave danger of being painted entirely in Paris Grey when we first discovered her.

chesterbunnynuts
chesterbunnynuts

September 26, 2016

Annie Sloan paint is the bee’s knees!

bomoknitting
bomoknitting

September 26, 2016

Lovely mirror. Such a beautiful colour! Love a bit of Upcycling! X

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