When I found this old ship’s wheel mirror, I thought it would be perfect for a fun makeover.
The frame was in fair shape but the mirror was desilvered in sections giving it an antique look. While I find that appealing with many old mirrors, it didn’t match my plans so I removed the mirror from the frame.
The paper backing was date stamped–Valentine’s Day 1949 to be exact. I love to find out a little history about furnishings…even if they are of a newer vintage.
The plan was to replace the mirror with a chalkboard. First, I used the mirror to outline a circle on a piece of MDF that had a similar thickness as the mirror. My husband cut the MDF to size using a jigsaw. I painted the MDF with three coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM) in Graphite and let it dry overnight.
For my other paint colors I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM) in Greek Blue, Old White and Primer Red taking cues from this fishing boat for my color inspiration.
When the paint was dry I applied one coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax to seal it…
and christened the new chalkboard for its maiden voyage…
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