Many Months ago I bought an antique mirrored cabinet door at an estate sale which by itself was a great wall hanging. Then a friend gave me an Edwardian era, ornate picture frame.....Ah, I envisioned the marriage of both pieces
Here is the cabinet door with a gorgeous beveled mirror and the frame that was literally falling apart!
I cut the frame to fit the top and bottom of the mirror, then used wood glue and nailed it on with my nail gun. The ornate gesso was literally falling off the mirror
So, I glued the pieces back on with E-6000 and then used epoxy putty to fill in multiple gaps and tried to match the pattern as best I could
I sprayed the whole frame with flat black paint and then brushed on Martha's crackle effect. I don't do a lot of crackled finishes, but wanted to really age this piece
When the crackle effect dried I painted a coat of heirloom white homemade chalk paint
Then went over the whole piece with Annie Sloan dark wax
I added the coat hooks because I thought it gave the piece more purpose
Then put the mirror in my booth at Orange Tree and priced it at $95...Does that seem to high? No matter how long I do this I am always second guessing myself!
You know how I usually say in my cheery voice..."This was an easy project"...Well, this was NOT, Oh my gosh, in the end I love it but,........ I think I shall move onto an easier project lol!