Jan 6, 2012

DIY Gold Painted Frame (brushed-on spray paint technique)



A few years ago, I bought a mirror at Home Goods for  about $45 to go above my fireplace mantle. I thought it was a great find but a few days later when I lit a candle on the mantle below it, one side of the frame melted from the heat of the candle. The candle basically made a drippy looking dent in the corner. While I was SUPER thankful that nothing worse happened (like a fire in my home) I was pretty bummed about my mirror. 

No biggie--but how was I going to hide the dent in the corner?

I decided I would try to paint the mirror and give it a restoration/antiqued kind of look. So, I bought two cans of spray paint and devised a plan for my 2012 mirror. 



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6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Love the mirror before and after. What a way to 'reuse' or up-cycle something that others would have just pitched.

And is that Oliver standing off to the right in that one photo? What a big boy!!

Caroline said...

Thanks, rebecca. I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I ended up liking it. :)

p.s. Yes--that is Oliver--can you believe how big he is? They grow so fast!!

Susan Anderson said...

Very creative way to not only salvage but enhance this mirror. Great job, Caroline!

=)

Maggie May said...

It's beautiful! Well played.

karen said...

I LOVE this technique! I have a couple of things I'd like to try it on. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kristie@fixitupwoman.com said...

I just have to tell you, I love your blog and all of your crafts that you include your kids in. You inspire me! Kristie