Saturday, March 12, 2011

Modern Source for Antiqued Mirror

The beautiful patina of antique mirrors is highly sought after but often very difficult to find. Would you believe that the gorgeous mirror above isn't old but new?

I've been following Regina Garay of Fauxology for years and was excited to find out that her firm, Garay Artisans, is now bringing their expertise to the medium of mirror and glass. Mirror Patinas can create custom mirrors that can be shipped worldwide, in any color or design, in sizes up to 5' x 10'. Creating the patina on the back of the mirror, it can be installed and cleaned just like a regular mirror. Here's their work in the lobby of the Bohemian Hotel in Savannah.
Love the mirror behind the wood detailing on these cabinet doors.
Lightly distressed mirror panels with rosettes.
A number of different finishes are available. Viscaya is my favorite.
Splash patina
Just one example of the Ornamental patina
Monograms, quotes and names can also be incorporated (ZouZou Boutique). Go here to see all the finishes - the possibilities are amazing!

17 comments:

Francine Gardner said...

Great resource, thanks for sharing

Karena said...

Michele, I adore mirrors, and these are wonderful....thank you!!!

Really beautiful !!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

A Refocused Life said...

I love old mirror because of the patina, but it's great to know that new can be made to look old - that opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Hartwood Roses said...

How beautiful! I have a very unhealthy addiction to old mirrors ... with a whole closet full of them to show for it. There's just something fascinating about looking into the same mirror that someone else looked into so long ago. These reproductions are fabulous, and they evoke the same feeling.

Renée Finberg said...

i love this post.
this is a great source.
i once had the recipe for antiquing
mirror...
but it involved many chemicals-
one of the chemical/words in this recipe had the word 'acid' in it.
maybe i lost the recipe on purpose,or just knew the the word 'acid' and the word 'renee' might become a hazard.

at any rate i still have my finger prints and my eyes are intact.

i think ordering her tiles is a great solution for me.

xx

Reggie Darling said...

Thank you for this reference. I bought a large Regency era overmantle mirror a number of years ago cheaply at auction with a jarringly modern piece of unblemished modern mirror in it. I have been meaning to replace the mirror plate ever since with old mirror plate, but have never been able to find a piece large enough for my mirror. I'm currently debating getting rid of the mirror altogether (not sure I want to take un such a large project--it has other condition issues, too), but if I decide to keep it I shall look into this resource. Thank you! Reggie

designchic said...

So beautiful...I'm such a fan of antiqued mirrors!

A Perfect Gray said...

antiqued mirrors. my weakness...

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow! These mirrors are gorgeous. I especially love the mirror near the chandelier.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Michele.
Teresa
xoxo

Philip Mitchell Design Inc. said...

Great post! Antiqued mirrors can be so beautiful and add a subtle history to so many newly decorated rooms. Thank you for sharing the resource.

tdclassicist said...

I have antiqued some modern mirrors myself, but I am always interested in a source for big pieces of glass. Many thanks for sharing! __ The Devoted Classicist

Toñi Buendia said...

nice blog, so beautiful!!kisses from Spain , i follow you from here

quintessence said...

Love this look. I've been considering doing this over my living room fireplace since it's such an awkward shape - great to have the resource!!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

I love antiqued mirrors. Interesting patterns!

Fauxology said...

Michele - We truly appreciate your post on our mirror patinas. You've made our day so incredibly special -- thank you! We love to create them and I'm glad so glad you (and your readers, it seems) liked them so. The Vizcaya patina is one of my favorites, too. :)

pretty pink tulips said...

I have mirrored glass in a number of places in my home. I love knowing about this resource....you never know when I might need more!

Dana Tucker said...

I love Regina's mirrors and her blog, fauxology. They are so inspiring. Thanks so much for featuring her work on your blog!

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