{Turquoise Mirror & Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Posted on January 18,2013 by Jennifer

{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The first floor of my house has an open floor plan with the kitchen/dining room completely open to each other and because I like having the tv on while I’m cooking, I wanted to incorporate a television into this space without it “taking over”. I already have a china cabinet on the wall best suited for the telly so having another tall entertainment cabinet didn’t feel right to me. I also need all the storage space I can get so I knew I’d have to hunt to find just the right pieces for this room – especially because I don’t have a big budget to spend in here. I looked at all the big box stores but just couldn’t find something that I loved and wasn’t all that happy with the prices either. So, the hunt was on!

{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, chest BEFORE

The first piece I found was this chest of drawers at a roadside junk shop. I love to rummage around in these shops when I can – you just never know what you’ll find! As was the case in point with this chest of drawers. It needed a lot of TLC but I loved the shape of the legs, the trim on the bottom and it was the perfect size – and in my price range! You know how I love painting with Annie Sloan Chalk paint so I grabbed a can of Old White and got to work. That and a coat of Clear Wax were all it needed to have a new lease on life!

{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Mirror BEFORE

My big score came next with this ornate gold mirror at a local antique mall. I have long been drooling over the ornately carved turquoise mirrors I’d see in catalogs like Horchow or design magazines but they are waaaaaaay out of my price range. I bet you can imagine how excited I was when I came upon this at a local store. I am SO in love with the shape of this mirror. It’s made from resin so it’s very lightweight but it looks nice and chunky and best of all it was affordable! I knew this was my version of the mirror of my dreams!

annie sloan chalk paint provence mirror

This was a very simple makeover process. Step One :: Put painter’s tape on the mirror around the frame. Step Two :: Use a very dry brush (meaning don’t put a lot of paint on the brush) and lightly paint over the gold with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Provence. That’s it! I love the bit of gold peeking through – it looks gilded! Oh how, happy it makes me :-)

annie sloan chalk paint provence, ornate turquoise mirror

My last “hurdle” with this area was finding the right tv. I had an old tube tv but it was huge and black and just looked awful with my pretty mirror and creamy chest of drawers. I really wanted a white flat screen but didn’t know if such a thing even existed?! Thank you Best Buy.com for coming to my rescue! {this is not a sponsored post, by the way!} Not only did they have a white, flat screen tv but I was able to buy a refurbished one saving even more money!

Miss Mustard Seed clock, silver trophy, cream birdcage, silver tray

A great lamp (on clearance at Target!), a beloved Miss Mustard Seed clock, a creamy chippy-paint birdcage and a silver trophy add sweet details to my new kitchen/dining room entertainment area. Best of all – I created this entire scene for just under $300! YAY! Now I can cook, watch a sappy Hallmark movie and gaze at the mirror of my dreams all at once… oh happy day!

I hope you like it! I’m linking up to Funky Junk Interiors and Savvy Southern Style!

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26 Responses to “{Turquoise Mirror & Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint”

  1. January 18, 2013 at 9:16 am, Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way said:

    Love the mirror! Gorgeous look. Have a great weekend.


  2. January 18, 2013 at 9:22 am, Gina said:

    Nice! And I have the same tv in my kitchen!


  3. January 18, 2013 at 11:38 am, Jill Flory said:

    Jennifer that mirror is just dreamy! I love how you let some of the gold show through – perfection. And the dresser looks awesome. And a WHITE flat screen??!! Oh YEAH – how big do they come in white? Updating our entertainment center is on my list – we currently don’t really even HAVE one!


  4. January 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm, Donnamae said:

    I’m new to your blog….love what you did! That mirror is gorgeous! 😉


  5. January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm, Diane | An Extraordinary Day said:

    Beautiful! It came together perfectly. And the best part….it met every single one of your expectations! When our needs get met in a beautiful way….joy!
    P.S. I love how you worked your magic on the mirror. 😀


  6. January 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm, Pamela Small said:

    I love love love this! The mirror turned out gorgeous! I too am loving turquioise these days. I’ve got to get this color into my home decor. Thank you for sharing your creativity. I look forward to every email from you.


  7. January 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm, Paula@SweetPea said:

    What a great space you created for the tv in your kitchen. I love the white you chose for the dresser and the turquoise for the mirror. You must smile each time you turn the tv on in your kitchen.


  8. January 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm, Brooke said:

    What a great post to enjoy on this Winter’s day… I have been busy with some decorating and craft projects this week and behind on reading my emails and posts. So glad I stopped in to enjoy your site!

    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless….Brooke

    My home and garden site…

    My Vintage Art and Printables site…


  9. January 20, 2013 at 8:08 am, Susan said:

    I love the mirror! Provence is such a gorgeous color, I just bought some. I love how you let the gold shine through. I also have a gold frame and I’m going to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. January 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm, Diane said:

    Hi Lovely mirror. I have gold mirror like this & matching candle holders Not sure if turquoise is right color for my home


  11. January 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm, Kelly@lilypadcottage said:

    Pretty! Love the transformation.


  12. January 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm, Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said:

    Ok I am a little in LOVE with that mirror! The color you chose is stunning!!!!!


  13. January 22, 2013 at 11:35 am, Kimberly @ A Night Owl said:

    just GORGEOUS! i love both of the makeovers, that mirror is to die for! xo


  14. January 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm, Pam @ Simple Details said:

    Beautiful transformations, Jennifer ~ love the bold color! Your styling and photos are just as gorgeous!


  15. January 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm, Martina said:

    Both pieces look awesome!! Love that pretty vignette too!


  16. January 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm, laura@findinghomeonline.com said:

    Wow – love it and so inspiring!


  17. January 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm, Rondell said:

    Love the mirror have one like it but I think it’s a little smaller. yours is beautiful.


  18. January 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm, Randi - Dukes and Duchesses said:

    So pretty! I love the way you painted the mirror … the gold showing through is a really great look!


  19. January 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm, Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse said:

    So happy I stopped in…this is beautiful!


  20. January 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm, Debbie reFresh said:

    I love it! The mirror is beautiful! Fab lamp too :)


  21. January 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm, Melanie said:

    Love the mirror…the color is beautiful! Also love the entire vignette…great job.


  22. January 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm, Melinda@The Refeathered Roost said:

    Love the mirror and the color you chose. Anything in the blue/green family is right up my alley on the color wheel. So happy to have found your beautiful blog.


  23. May 01, 2013 at 8:22 am, 4 Tips for How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home | Celebrating everyday life with Jennifer Carroll said:

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  24. August 16, 2013 at 8:42 am, bj said:

    OOO, this is the mirror of MY dreams, too….
    I am on the hunt for one JUST like it or at least, pretty close to it.
    WHEN I find it (not IF I find it) I will paint it in this very color.
    You did a great job on the entertainment area.
    I am linking to follow….:)
    xo bj


  25. September 23, 2013 at 10:17 am, bj said:

    …just to say I am STILL searching everywhere for a pretty mirror like this so I can go turquoise …just like yours…..


  26. May 17, 2014 at 4:31 am, Rose said:

    Awesome mirror you make it..its looks totally different before painting.and there is a such a good idea by use of chalk paint.


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