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to do with the old mirror frame: I painted Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really good. I sanded them with a wet rag and then I used a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. The trick that I learned from Stacey about taking off the dark wax with clear wax made for a beautiful finish. After I coated the dark wax really good, I took an old t shirt and dabbed some clear wax on it, rubbed over the dark wax, taking off all the excess. The result was amazing.

detail of gold and faded blue patina..... Annie Sloan has made this look easy to accomplish with her Chalk Paint. I'd probably use a dark (Aubusson) and light (Louis) blue, maybe a little Old White on the high spots.