This plain old generic mirror started it’s journey to my home from Home Depot at the cost of meager $11 on clearance. Though not very attractive to look at, it had potential.
I had some wallpaper remnants in wood texture pattern in my stash, which I cut to the size to fit into frame recess.
Then mirror got all taped up for spray painting of the frame.
The frame and the the wallpaper got 2 coats of vintage gold paint. But before painting, I checked the paper size by dry fitting it into the frame recess. This gold is the same color used in the dresser accents for my daughter’s room, because it was going on the wall with the same dresser. You can check it in the room with the dresser here .
Then the painted paper got a very gentle touch ups of white craft paint, with nail shiner thingy, I had laying around. It is like a stiff piece of sponge and does not soak up much paint. It did not let the paint get into the indents.
Look closely, how the white paint takes the paper look to whole new level.
After Gluing the dried up paper to the frame, the whole thing got two coats of lacquer. And now the final reveal. The wall paint color is not that dark. I don’t know why is looks so in the pictures. (I can not take new pictures, because this room was in our previous house). A close up of the frame. The pattern you see in the pictures, is of the closet doors in my daughter’s room. You can read more about those here.
Mirror from a different angle. It is very hard to get a good picture of a mirror without getting into the frame.