I re-styled my family room last week and in the process, was searching for a weathered wood mirror. The ones I found in the stores were over $200 and way out of my budget. However, I already had a mirror that I had purchased from Target years ago. I’m sure you have all seen the standard, big-box store mirrors. They are attractive but kind of blah in style.
My mirror is a good size with a great chunky style frame. But, the frame was not weathered wood. In fact, it wasn’t wood at all but a hard dark plastic frame, just as the one below. It originally cost less than $40.00.I decided to create the weathered wood look with paint.
Using Annie Sloan chalk paint and a brush, I transformed my basic, big box store mirror into a “faux” weathered wood mirror and made a tutorial for you on the process. It is basically layering paint using a dry brush method. The colors used are Coco, Old Ochre and Old White.
Enjoy! If you like it, please click the Thumbs Up!
Thanks Susan, this is a great tutorial. You explained everything every step of the way. This is great for me as I’m a visual learner. Excellent job.
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Great video tutorial Suzanne! You’d never know this baby was purchased for under $40.00 at Target – nicely done.
Suzanne, This tutorial was perfect timing for a beachy dresser I am working on. The 3 drawers had a lot of missing veneer which was easy to chip off with a putty knife.
Underneath was solid, nice-looking rustic wood which I sanded and put on a white-wash coat of light gray paint. I don’t have access to your AS paints, but I am going to try drybrushing driftwood stain over the paint. Last step will probably be distressing lightly over the whole drawer followed by dark wax. Hope it works as well as your technique. The shell of the dresser which has walnut veneer on it will probably be painted a gray/blue color.
You have helped inspire me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things in
unexpected ways. Thanks!
Oooh, that sounds amazing! I bet it will look gorgeous when it’s done! Glad to have helped!
This is a great tutorial Suzanne. One of many of yours I have saved. What a difference in the mirror. Love it! Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome!
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Thank you so much for the inspiration. I have a project I am planning but couldn’t decide on how to finish it. Now I think I know. Love the look of the mirror.
You are so welcome and best of luck on your project!
it was great but I dont know how to give a thumbs up..
Sorry! The only way to do it is on YouTube and I was unaware – thanks for letting me know!
Great tutorial. I enjoy receiving your daily blogs!
Thanks so much!
Cynthia - Clockwork Interiors
Just lovely, Suzanne! One would never guess that the frame is plastic — I’m sure you’ll find lots of uses for those three colors!
Love love this!!!! What an amazing transformation of a plastic frame!