I love mirrors. Not for vanity reasons, but for the impact they have on any space in the home. The lightness and brightness they inject into a room is like an instant facelift.
I especially love old mirrors. The more imperfect the finish of the mirror itself, the more I love it!
So I found this mirror at an antique mall the other day for a steal. Love the shape of the frame, and the aging of the mirror. Someone had apparently stripped it, but never refinished it.
I’ve had this can of Briwax Liming Wax for a few weeks and have been waiting for the right project to come along.
The idea of liming wax is that it “opens” the grain of the wood. It helps if you have a pretty grain to begin with and this totally fit the bill.
Liming wax is easy as pie to apply. Using a clean cloth, I applied a thin coat to the wood. Don’t go crazy with it. Use it sparingly. Once you start working with it, you’ll get the feel.
Look at that gorgeous grain. It gives the wood a greyish/whitish finish.
Now that I’ve dipped my toe into the liming wax pool, I can’t wait to try it on a piece of furniture!
Stop back by tomorrow for part two of my Orlando antiquing finds!
Enjoy your day, friends!