I’ve been having fun helping my parents decorate their new home, and my most recent project was to makeover a very outdated mirror.
Do you get it?!?!
My parents have a significant amount of natural wood furniture, so we decided that a fun color would balance the heavier, carved furniture. We had seen some gorgeous, old window-like mirrors, and the curved top of an old mirror they had reminded us of those, so we set off to give it the paned-window look.
It was easy – one afternoon worth of work and a lot of fun (does that make me weird?!?!). You could also do this with a square or rectangular mirror, but I think the curved top gives it the perfect flavor.
Here are the necessary supplies:
- unfinished molding strips the same depth (or thinner) than your mirror frame
- stain to match mirror’s finish
- hand saw or chop saw
- gorilla glue
- wood filler
- chalk paint
- clear and dark wax