Driftwood Inspired Rattan Oval Mirror Makeover

Today I'm sharing a thrift store find that received a makeover with the coast in mind. As my thoughts wander to warm Summer days spent on the shores of Vancouver Island, I bring you my Driftwood Inspired Rattan Oval Mirror.

Driftwood inspired oval rattan mirror makeover

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this makeover dear friends, you may find me M.I.A. for the next few weeks.  I am busy as a bee in the workshop with furniture and home decor makeovers to sell at my first outdoor market (event details below).  I promise when I return, I'll have loads of fun makeovers to share with you.

How To Give A Rattan Mirror A Driftwood Patina With Paint

This is what the mirror looked like before...

Oval rattan thrift store mirror Before makeover

I brushed the entire frame with two coats of chalk paint in the color Hurricane from Country Chic Paint.

Rattan mirror chalk painted with the color Hurricane

To get the driftwood appearance, I dipped my brush into a bucket of water, wiped the excess off on a paper towel and dipped just the tips of my brush into the color Simplicity white, also by Country Chic Paint.

With very little pressure, I brushed the thinned paint in random strokes hitting the raised parts of the frame. Before the paint was completely dry I took a slightly (almost dry) lint-free rag and wet sanded (removed more of the white paint) in spots to reveal the gray underneath.

How to get a Driftwood appearance with Gray and white chalk paint

To protect the finish I applied clear wax.

Clear wax to protect chalk paint on DIY painted mirror

This look may not be for everyone but I'm quite pleased with the results.  I think it would look great at a lake cottage or room with a coastal theme.

Driftwood coastal inspired rattan mirror makeover

This oval mirror is just one of the many items that I'll be selling at the outdoor market in a couple of weeks. If you found my Driftwood paint technique helpful, please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.

Driftwood inspired rattan mirror diy

Before I end this post, have you been following the Between The Lines series every Tuesday?  If not, Between The Lines is a new blog series that takes a peek into the lives of bloggers over the age of 50. Every Tuesday for the next eight weeks, a group of bloggers will be interviewed and featured by Katherine at Katherine's Corner.  The series began on April 19th and you can catch Episode One here.

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