Sunday, July 13, 2014


I just couldn't get mosaics off my mind in redoing this finial mirror.
Only the upper 2 wings of the mirror decorations would have the mosaics applied to them.

After looking online for china mosaics, I eyed these interesting tiles 
 at Hobby Lobby.  What intrigued me was the tapestry design in the mirrored tiles.  How cool would mirrored tiles be on a mirror?
These packages of 30 1/2 tiles cost $4.99.  I knew I needed at least 2 packages to fill the areas.  I was disappointed to see that they only had two packages left at the store.  One of the packages had a definite yellowing to the tiles.  I wasn't thrilled about that, but since that was all they had, I bought them and came home to contemplate using them later on.

All the remaining areas of the mirror would be covered with silver leaf.  I have used this product before in a rather large mirror that I found in my neighbor's trash.  See picture.

The distressed silver leaf on the mirror gave it the appearance of being rather aged.  I wanted to do the same for this finial mirror. 
 Here is a close up of the silver leaf on the mirror trim.

We will see how the plan works for this project.

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