Recently we met with Designer John Kidd to have him choose some of his favorite finishes to feature in an article in Luxe Magazine. While perusing our plethora of fine finishes he fell in love with a tortoise shell finish and asked us to create this look on a custom mirror for his clients home. We were thrilled to make it happen!
Creating a Tortoise Finish
Tortoise is such a versatile finish and works great on metal like this lovely mirror frame. Below you can see a few photos of the frame in progress and a few final shots as well. Notice the frame is done in sections because Mr. Turtle is only so big, that’s why you usually find it in small pieces like combs, frames and inlaid in furniture.
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