Updating an old gold mirror

16-Mar-2020 21:55

Step 2: We sprayed the paint evenly across the frame in long, sweeping movements.Then we waited five minutes and gave it a second coat.However, it was the perfect-sized mirror for the space.Once we determined that the main problem was the color, we came up with the idea of giving it a makeover—upcycling it from an “antique” mirror into a modern one. This turned out to be an incredibly easy project with a maximum amount of bang-for-the-buck.Dip a foam paint brush into a metallic or other paint color and lightly dab the paint onto the raised, ornamental areas of the frame to add visual interest. Allow the paint to dry to the touch, about one hour. Gently swipe the paintbrush lightly over the top surface of the frame.Avoid getting any paint into the textured portions of the frame below the top surface.

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As you can see, the gold tones do go with the green walls, if you like that sort of thing.Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home & Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business.She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.At first I thought it was the crazy flower tiles causing the problem, which are original to my 1960’s home.Oh well, I better find another problem because I couldn’t afford to change them out when we bought the house and unless I win the lottery I am living with those tiles for the rest of my life.

As you can see, the gold tones do go with the green walls, if you like that sort of thing.

Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home & Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.

At first I thought it was the crazy flower tiles causing the problem, which are original to my 1960’s home.

Oh well, I better find another problem because I couldn’t afford to change them out when we bought the house and unless I win the lottery I am living with those tiles for the rest of my life.

However, a lick of French Grey paint and some new shiny chrome lighting and bathroom fixtures later, the room had a fresh modern feel, but the mirror didn’t—time to get out the spray paint.