The bad thing about working on mirrors, is that you constantly can see yourself as you work! For the most part, I can just ignore myself and forget all about that, but unfortunately, every once in a while, I look up and notice all my wrinkles, sagging neck, etc. Working on mirrors is not for the faint of heart. I was also noticing how much my right eye is drooping. I’m still putting drops in every three hours as a result of the contact lens incident. 🙁
I burnished and sealed everything with Black Liberon Wax before I peeled off the masking film.
I’m always afraid to pull off the masking vinyl, but this went really well!
I antiqued the border and decided to not fill in any of the irregular edges so it would have a more aged/antique look.
This dining area has been totally transformed with the removal of the shelving and the addition of the leafed pattern! It’s a small dining space, open off of the kitchen and this wall of mirrors is the first thing you see when you enter from the adjacent sitting room. It’s much more open and inviting now. A party is scheduled for here tonight, so we’ll see what the reviews are!
For my fellow decorative finishers reading this, it took almost 5 boxes of Tamise’ to complete this job. I totally underestimated the amount I needed and would like to give a big thanks to Kathy Carroll of Faux by Kathy and Sepp for shipping out more boxes to me so quickly!