How to create your own gorgeous shabby chic finish for a mirror or frame – Sulis Mirrors of Bath

How to create your own gorgeous shabby chic finish for a mirror or frame – Sulis Mirrors of Bath

Creating unique shabby chic mirrors and frames
from an old or unwanted frame. A short ‘ how to ‘ film by Sulis mirrors of
Bath, on creating unusual or unique shabby chic effects for a mirror frame. The film goes through the importance of using
good quality primers (I use Zinsser primers), and also having a plan for how the mirror frame might look on completion. It discusses the importance of painting the
rebate on mirror frames as the rebate will show up once a mirror is inserted into the
frame. Also, painting the ‘return’ to the rebate carefully, but not too carefully, so
keeping the shabby chic effect without overdoing it. The choice of colours; the layering of colours;
and the contrast of colours used when choosing the finishes for
shabby chic mirrors and effects
is also discussed. The next part of the
film discusses the process and method of removing the layers of paint to create the unique, shabby chic
mirror look. It uses a water spray, steel wool, and clean rags to create a desired shabby
chic effect for the mirror frame. Finally waxes are applied and then removed
to finish and enhance the finalized shabby chic effect for the exciting and unusual mirror look. The mirror glass is then installed into the
unusual, shabby chic mirror frame and compared to
the original frame. The film then also demonstrates and shows
a range of other unique and unusual mirror finishes available from Sulis mirrors of Bath. If you
like this film: similar unique and unusual
shabby chic mirrors
and finishes are also able to view at

Dereck Turner

23 thoughts on “How to create your own gorgeous shabby chic finish for a mirror or frame – Sulis Mirrors of Bath

  1. Sarah B says:

    I really think this is amazing

  2. Julia Maria says:

    vc e a coiza mais linda da vovo I love you milhoes de beijos

  3. Stephanie Leigh says:

    Love it!

  4. Jeannie K S says:

    Wonderful! What kind of paint did you use?

  5. sandra lewis says:

    I had a large oval mirror that was silver. Taped it off & sprayed w/cheap off white paint which worked fine.

  6. Crystal Delbosque Gomez says:

    What is the "wire wall" you are using? can you spell it out please?

  7. Jaclyn G says:

    How do you get the finish with white background and gold embellishments? Time on video 13:56. Β Thanks in advance.

  8. Heather Haslett says:

    Amazing work, love them all. Would rub and buff work for the gold or maybe just acrylic gold paint put on with a finger? I have to look for options i can get as we dont have a lot of choice here in jeddah.

  9. Fiona Moodie says:

    I've watched your video many times as i Β also try out many other techniques. I always come back here and focus on different parts of the video and after months of experimenting, I'm most comfortable with your shabby chic method.
    I do like brush stokes to show, but your way they are subtle and the result is truly chic.
    I also like, after reading the other posts here, that I no longer HAVE to fork out for expensive chalk paint to gain the look im after.
    I'm happily painting an antique French armoir this way at the moment

  10. nicole lopez says:

    I wonder what colors he used for that blue mirror frame?

  11. Guylaine Poitras says:

    Love it! Great job…keeping this one on my to do list πŸ™‚

  12. Lina Ekstrand says:

    Love this! πŸ˜€ Thank you for this video!
    …I also have som DIY-projects on my Youtube-channel, feel free to get inspired! πŸ˜€ …and if you do, I'd be SO happy if you let me know what you think of my projects!

  13. Adalyn Duong says:

    love the final product. beautifully done. πŸ™‚

  14. Roni Brauner says:

    Particularly beautiful and outstanding

  15. Not Tryin' To Hear You! says:

    Wow..looky there. It looks like it needs to be repainted. Crazy, huh?

  16. Maida Dutcher says:

    I've found great handbook on woodprix website. Good solutions for everyone I think

  17. Callaham Sepe says:

    Great to see that… I made it too few days ago. I was using woodprix handbooks for that πŸ™‚

  18. Romaine Athey says:

    I am sure that you will find good way to make it on woodprix Webpage.

  19. Conner Monier says:

    plans from woodprix are awesome!

  20. marte thompson says:

    are you working on a nice bedspread? your mother would have a fit.

  21. Overthemoon says:

    Omg using large brush to apply that primer tells u he knows nothing about painting anything. Show the brand primer..looks like MinMax brand. The whole vid is sloppy sorry..

  22. Lorraine Renvoize says:

    Can you tell me what wax you used please 😊

  23. Brandy Hawking says:

    This time I'll use stodoys instructions to make it by my hand πŸ™‚

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