This Fabulous French Country Furniture Grouping is an Up-do with a mix of the past and 1980’s. I search for furniture pieces that speak to me to paint. I found the mirror before the table and from what I can gather it was attached at one time to a dresser and probably had a little swing action. I loved that it had its original beveled glass mirror. It has the age spots to verify and the weight. One part of the frame had been glued quickly so I knew upon purchasing I would need to be re-working the frame and making sure it was securely and aesthetically pleasing. I was up for the challenge because I loved the carved design on top of the mirror! Upon opening the back of the mirror I saw that the previous person had glued the mirror in which is a no-no. It was time consuming as I worked on pulling the glued away from the wooden frame and carefully from the back of the glass mirror. I then lightly sanded frame. I removed old glue from crack on the front of the frame and re-glued the frame. I took a soft cloth and wrapped it on corner as I lightly hammered the frame back into proper position. After the wood glue dried, I took wood filler and in each section of the frame filled in on both back and front of frame where needed. I used my handy clamps and was off to another project while the frame set and dried.
Now that the antique wooden frame was all solid and put back together it was time to paint. I originally thought I would hand paint the frame white and distress for a bedroom mirror. My mirror got intersected so to speak with a French Console Table that I purchased right around the time the mirror frame was ready for paint. I place the two by each other and felt a match was made. I rather enjoy when that happens as I like to decorate and place things in a beautiful orderly way! I decided to use Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in French Linen color. You do not need to prime your furniture pieces before you use chalk paint, but I almost always do. I hand painted primer on both the mirror frame and the console table. Read my next blog for continuation of my Country French Furniture Grouping! I do custom painting on picture frames and can ship in the U.S.A. I can quote you on painting furniture pieces you already own if you live in my area. Thanks!