Wrought Iron…or is it?

Hey ya’ll and welcome back,

This week has been a little hectic. I will get to the purpose of this post in a second.  But first my parents had to repair a faucet under their carport which required the removing of  one row of brick down to the concrete floor. Never in our wildest dreams would we have thought a one-month-old kitten would go exploring inside the wall. There was only about two inches of space between the brick and the black boarding. She was about 18″ to the right of where the faucet was and there was NO getting her out. I had to get a mirror and flash light to even see her. Mom heard her at one time but thought nothing about it. Seven hours later we realized that this kitten was in the wall. So my 81-year-old dad told me to start cutting under the sink. I sawed through the back wood, sheet rock, insulation, and then the black board only to realize that I was too far to the left. Another hole was cut but a 2×4 blocked me. Another hole was cut and thankfully it was just to her right and I was able to pull her out. Believe me that was not they way I wanted to spend two hours of my evening. She has now adopted me as her mom. She follows me everywhere. So cute.

“Boots” is her name now because those boots took her walking…in all the wrong places.

So back to business.  I love wrought iron. For those of you that have been to New Orleans and have seen the beauty of the wrought iron railing and fences you understand why we love it. Front street and both bridges are all decked out with wrought iron in Natchitoches too.

Front street in Natchitoches, Louisiana

So you can understand that when I was visiting Sharon, an ASCP™ stockist at La Petite Maison in Monroe, Louisiana, and saw what she had done to a shiny brass chandelier I had to try my hand at this.

Sharon’s chandelier at La Petite Maison, ASCP stockist

Amazing isn’t it?! So I had a mirror that I wanted to try this on. As a side note when you look at this picture you will see that I did get the blue painter’s tape to turn the curve of the mirror!!! But more on that later.

I used two coats of  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite and then dark wax only just as instructed and….drum roll….

So what do you think? Does Graphite and dark wax give the look of wrought iron? I think it looks pretty darn good myself, but that’s my opinion, please let me know what you think. Should I repeat this on another pretty piece or not?

Thanks for stopping in and visiting and don’t forget to say “Hey ya’ll”. Before you leave you might want to check out what Kelli is doing, she is on fire with her painting and can’t keep anything more than a few hours before she has sold it. You go girl!!!

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14 responses

  1. I JUST LOVE ALL YOUR IDEAS. I am from South Africa and have noted many of the ladies use “wax polish” is it any special polish that you use?. Keep up the lovely work

  2. Wow Lucy you blow me away with your complement!!!
    There are a lot of different types of waxes, MINWAX is one of them that I have been told does not yellow the paint but I only use Annie Sloan wax. It has been specially formulated to work with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It is a lot softer than other types of waxes. I love it, try it and let me know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit all the way from South Africa!!!

    • Thanks, this is the first time I’ve used it too, I think it can have many different looks depending what you want. I can’t wait to see what other looks I can get with it. Thanks for stopping in.

  3. I have the exact same mirror…found it at salvation army in perfect condition. it’s actually a Syroco mirror (mine has the label on the back) and they go for about $80 a pop!

  4. Wow thanks for this, I had no idea what design it was. I’m not sure whether mine has anything on the back or not. I love the look it has now. If you do anything to your’s I would love to see it.

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