Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mirror #2 Gets a Revamp

So I was hating our long mirror. It functioned fine: didn't distort the figure in any way and was useful in ensuring the bottom half was dressed in a vaguely adequate way. BUT it was a horrible timber veneer. Have had it for years and never really enjoyed looking at it. So ... I got out the silver paint again. You'll be pleased to know that I didn't take any before shots as I was too eager to attack it with some paint! So here it is primed.

And ta da! Here is the result ...

While it looks a lot better than it did before and now matches the mirror on the mantel that I painted silver, it still seems lacking in something. I had thought about doing a decorative pattern in fine black paint around the top sides but as I've never done that before am not sure that's such a good idea.

Any suggestions? Or am I better off leaving as is?


  1. Your mirror looks great, I don't think you need to add anything.
    Thanks for your comment about the ivy - I had a feeing that there may be disadvantages with creepy crawlies in Australia!!

    My French Country Home

  2. I think it looks great just as is - elegant and simple. Very attractive alternative.

  3. I really like how it looks right now...I would leave it as it is for sure!!! Such a lovely project,sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

  4. I think the result looks great. If you want to add a more antique look to the mirror I would consider spots of silver leaf upon the silver paint.
    Or just let it be as it is!

  5. What a difference -it looks lovely. If you want to do more you could paint the stand at the back silver. Or you could add a thin decorative piece of moulding around the inner edge. You could paint that silver on the raised bits and either black or white rubbed in to the lower bits of the moulding- if you get what I mean?

  6. How about stenciling, or tile strips or simply a high gloss laquer...It looks fantastic whatever you decide. Maybe wait until its in place before you decide for sure. Your surroundings may change the look of it.

  7. Thanks for all your wonderful comments! Think I might live with it for a bit and see how I feel about it. The back could probably do with a paint as well, though. Thanks again!


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