I painted some vintage oval mirrors in a turquoise verdigris look awhile back
and have not got around to sharing the technics I used, until now.

Verdigris is the common name for the natural green patina
formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered
and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time.

This technic works for mirrors that were originally gold.
The gold color is going to take place of your copper, brass or bronze.

I originally painted the gold frames in a latex white and they sat around long enough to fully cure
(1 month), this is going to be a tough layer of paint to work with.

I painted the turquoise over the white latex.
My turquoise was a mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and white mixed to tone it down.
I scrubbed back the turquoise to expose the white with a kitchen sponge
and I use a razor blade to scrape back the white exposing the gold.
The oxidation process is rather rough and unpredictable and using
the different paints helped achieve the look.

Have A Great Weekend!!!

Here is a quick look at some of the new hardware available in the Etsy Shop .

There are 1000's of pieces of up-cycled hardware to choose from at 
firstfinds hardware store


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