Updating an old gold mirror

19-Jul-2017 16:40

When we bought our house 9 years ago I had all the original frame-less mirrors in the bathrooms changed.

I went to an inexpensive store and bought gold and silver ornate framed mirrors to put over the bathroom sinks.

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.

Step 1: We placed the mirror carefully on two stands in an outside area we didn’t mind getting red spray paint on.

They looked great but 9 years later, those same mirrors have started to look old and outdated.

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While I love antiques, I’m not yet ready to embrace the ‘90s as historic, and the faux antique mirror and frame in the guest bathroom had to go (especially after we had remodeled the bathroom and installed chrome fixtures that clashed superbly with the mirror’s fake gold frame).

Instead of buying something new, I decided to paint the mirror that blue/green peacock color that is so popular.

Lucky for me one of my fabulous friends has amazing style and had painted her bathroom the exact color I was looking for. I first taped off around the mirror with blue tape and dusted the frame.

If you try this go with a super funky bright color like orange, pink, teal, or high gloss black, because it brings a modern look and is so much fun.

I would work on any mirror in your house, especially that boring one hanging over your fireplace.

An outdated mirror now looks hip, modern and fresh and it cost me nothing.

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