July 22, 2014

Diy Painted Gold Mirror ...


I'm so excited about my latest Diy project!  I painted a simple round mirror I purchased at Old Time Pottery for just 39.99 with Martha Stewart's craft paint in metallic gold.  Yes I am a huge fan of gold in home decor & design these days!  Here's my inspiration photo...

 I purchased my supplies at Michaels...

Martha Stewart's metallic gold craft paint
Acrylic paint in "burnt umber" (for glaze)

Here's the Before picture of the mirror below.  I loved the round shape, but the color was too flat and dark for the room.

For this project I applied the gold paint in circular motions on the frame of the mirror.  I focused on the top section first, then the bottom, and finally the middle.  I also let each section dry completely before moving onto the next.  And for coverage I used 3 full coats.

The final and most important step in this Diy project was adding glaze.  With a soft cloth I rubbed a brown glaze made with simple "burnt umber" craft paint and water onto the gold frame.  The glaze settles into cracks and crevasses giving a subtle distressed appearance.

And here's my new mirror finished...

Yup I love my new gold mirror!  And this was such a fun week-end project too.  So shop your house.  Do you have a mirror with a great shape but not a great color?  Then it might just be time to get your Gold ON!

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  1. Your mirror look fabulous. I never thought I would be happy to see gold finishes come back into fashion but I love the different shades of gold and golds that are aged with glazes. Thanks so much for sharing. I have a mirror I need to work on and your post is giving me the kick in the rear I need to get started.

    1. Yay!! Inspiration is just what we need to get those projects started. Good luck!!

  2. Oh i have been painting everything in sight gold. I love Master Designs 24K gold spray paint. It is truly amazing and is available at Joann's. Give it a try.

    1. Thanks for the tip Marty I will give it a try!!

  3. looks great. I am so glad gold is back in. I have a picture frame that I might try using your paint colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Looks great Jane! Glad you did that change!


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