As an avid yard sale shopper, I look for unique things that I can envision fitting into a space in my home and sometimes other people’s homes. This large, ornate gold mirror was one of those things I almost passed on but then decided that for $20 it was too great and took it home. The frame was PLASTIC! But then, who cares?? It’s pretty! Of course, if you have been following me at all since I started this blog, you will know that I paint a lot! Most items will get a new look with just a little white paint.
I looked around my house and couldn’t find a spot to put this mirror but at the time I got it, my son and his wife were purchasing a new home and I knew the perfect spot for it. Out comes the white paint from the stash in the garage and the transformation begins.
First, I completely covered the frame with a couple coats of satin white paint from Lowes. You could use any color but I’m in a white mode right now. Then after it was dry, I took a small piece of sandpaper and lightly “distressed” some of the detail. This gives it just more of worn, older look and allows some of the gold to show through as in the photo below.
When I was finished, I brought the mirror over and hung it in their dining room. It was the perfect place and reflects the light and crystals in the chandelier.
Don’t you just love their elegant French Chic dining room?!!