This mirror was a yard sale "find." It's in great condition but all that gold just didn't do justice to the great detail on the frame.
So, what's a girl to do? Paint it, of course! After a couple of coats of homemade chalk paint using Valspar's "Crocodile Smile" (who names this stuff?), a coat of Fiddes Light Wax, then a coat of Fiddes Antique Brown Wax to bring out the details, I like it much better. What do you think?
The mirror is in great condition, even though my cleaning skills are questionable. I can see it hanging over the sink in the bathroom to replace that boring builder-grade mirror!