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mirror painting

lifestyle  /   /  By Nafisa Akabor

I received a gorgeous mirror last year from my mother in law. What I love about it is the frame work / border, except that it was gold & black and the general colour scheme in my house is silver & black.

So off I went to Builders Warehouse (I love the store!) to pick up some paint, brushes and turps. This was last year but I only got around to doing it this weekend.

Before:

After:

I initially wasn’t happy with the results because paint looks different after it dries. It also looked much better after the second coat.

Now that it’s complete, this is what I should have done differently:

> Used masking tape to make a border on the actual mirror (I didn’t have any, was too lazy to go out and buy some)
> Propped the mirror on a flat surface face up, instead of standing upright.

We live and learn.

After reading this article a few days ago, I decided that I really want to restore old furniture as a hobby. Although, I don’t exactly have old furniture lying around, but will see what I can scout around to upcycle.

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