How to update a mirror frame to a more transitional look. Do you have a mirror that you wish had a different look? Maybe you saw a brand new one with a different finish you long for and now it's begging you to buy it!
Before you shell out the $$$ on the new mirror try this project! It's easy and you can change & layer any of the finishes to suit your styling needs. In the example below I didn't want to get rid of the gold entirely because I wanted the look of mixed metals, so I let a bit of gold peek out.
I used the following products that can be found at your local craft store;
* Design Master spray in Walnut Wood Tone
- * Design Master spray in Copper Metallic
- * Rub n' Buff in Spanish Copper
- * Rub n' Buff in Silver Leaf
* Treasure Gold in Pewter (pictured in the small pot)
- * A stiff bristle brush & soft bristle brush
First lightly spray on the Glossy wood Tone, let dry. Then lightly layer w/ the Copper spray, let dry. Lastly layer the Walnut Wood Tone. It dries fast so this project can be done in under an hour. With the large stiff bristle brush I put some of the Rub n' Buff on a piece of wax paper lightly dabbed the brush into it and randomly hit the mirror in desired spots. I next did the same as above w/ the silver leaf Rub n' Buff only this time I used a small soft bristle brush to hit some of the raised area on the mirror and the outer edging grooves. For another layer of a darker pewter accent in the mirror frame I used part of the stiff bristle brush to dab a few randomly places for the finishing touch.
Be sure spray outside on a non windy day!
The products used to create this new look last a looooong time, you'll find many uses for them! So now go ahead and update that old mirror frame to more transitional look! Good luck on your project and if you have any questions I'll try to answer them for you.
Redesigned Spaces www.redesigned-spaces.net
Specializing in Owner Occupied Homes, Floral Design, Custom Art Work, Display Work
Cynthia Bartch ~ cell: 404.509.6046
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