The Golden Mirror

In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. - Deepak Chopra
My mom's mirror.

She passed away nine years ago and as my dad cleaned out their house, I asked if I could have her golden mirror. He was more than happy to hand it over.

BUT, I hated the color. Gold was SO 1970s. And I wanted it to represent who I was at that time, while keeping one of my mom's possessions near me, always. It was the perfect piece to hang in my house.

What would you do if you found this mirror?

My solution, nine years ago... 2009.

First, I primed it.

Then, I painted on this eggshell blue. I cannot remember the exact color, but I only needed it for the base anyway.

What do you think?  Too bold?  Too flat?  Perfect?

From there, I wiped on my favorite Burnt Amber Glaze.  The process was simple.

See below for the FINAL product.  BUT I'm not done.  Check out the end!

Nine years later, and I'm thinking I might change it up.  Let go of my past LIKES, and move into 2019 with a DAZZLING new mirror.

What do you think?  Keep it?  Go back to a new GOLD?  Or switch it up and go with something entirely NEW?

My house has changed.  My colors have shifted.  And I'm not the same person I was nine years ago.

Where do I go from here?


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