Transforming your gold frame into a stylish silver, oil-rubbed bronze or other modern look will also give you the satisfaction of completing this money-saving project yourself.
Cockrill has been a top design consultant for a renowned home store and is the owner of Starwood Home & Gifts, LLC, an interior design, decorating and home staging business.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a comprehensive major in office administration.
They looked great but 9 years later, those same mirrors have started to look old and outdated.
I recently painted the front bathroom a pretty blue and once I was done I realized the old gold mirror looked hideous with my new paint job.
However, it was the perfect-sized mirror for the space.
Once we determined that the main problem was the color, we came up with the idea of giving it a makeover—upcycling it from an “antique” mirror into a modern one. This turned out to be an incredibly easy project with a maximum amount of bang-for-the-buck.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.Dip a foam paint brush into a metallic or other paint color and lightly dab the paint onto the raised, ornamental areas of the frame to add visual interest. Allow the paint to dry to the touch, about one hour. Gently swipe the paintbrush lightly over the top surface of the frame.Avoid getting any paint into the textured portions of the frame below the top surface.Instead of buying something new, I decided to paint the mirror that blue/green peacock color that is so popular.