A Bronze Dressing Table Leads To Salon Mirrors…

I recently sold this dressing table to one of my salon owner customers –

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I refinished it using Caromal Colours textured basecoat Peppercorn as the base, then a metallic bronze blend over top

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When the metallic was dry I sanded lightly to pop the black texture beneath-

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then finished it off with a black glaze –

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I E6000’d on these really pretty crystal jewels that we have

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and painted the inside drawer and stenciled a houndstooth pattern-

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The glazed bronze worked perfectly in her salon and the following week they dropped off nine salon mirrors, wanting them refinished the same way –

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It’s hard to tell the ‘before’ finish from the photo above, but they looked like this

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First layer was the textured basecoat peppercorn,  brushed and stippled on, then brushed with a metallic bronze blend (I like to mix several colors together) –

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Once dry, the whole surface was given a light sanding to ‘pop’ that black texture underneath…

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Four of the nine mirrors were larger, and needed to be just a little bit different, so I added some textured basecoat Hazelnut (a tan color) into the base – you can see it ‘popping’ out here –

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and the inner roping was highlighted with a champagne metallic instead of bronze – then EVERYTHING got a coat of American Paint Company Topcoat Finish, mixed with Black Mica

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The swatch is their counters, and that pretty pretty bling are those metallic/crystal magnets that we offer –

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Gwen had a great idea –  glue a magnet back to each mirror,  then each stylist can have a decorative holder, for important messages or ‘next client’ slips….

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I like that little bit of Hazelnut…

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and the hazel-less ones…

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All lined up, ready to go…

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Back home

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