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.