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Old 12-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Looking for ideas on how to update this dated looking mirror frame without totally removing and re-framing it. Attached are photos of the mirror frame and also the sconce next to it. Mirror is currently not on wall, but attaches with homemade brackets that are on the wall and on the back of the mirror (looks like thin sheet of plywood is on back of mirror, see pic).

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you are unwilling to re-frame it, you're pretty much limited to paint.

I did this lamp piece with two colors. I applied the gold first and let it dry. Then I applied the green but wiped most of it off while it was still wet.

It would work on a textured frame like yours.
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Thanks. Maybe I could do something like that to at least update the colors.

I was wondering if I could fill in the pattern and then paint it. Maybe a paintable caulk or speckle type of filler.
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I think you would be crazy to spend all the time to try to fill in the frame. I recommend spray painting. I think you will be surprised with how it will look completely different.
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Thanks. We have already primed it and even that is much better!
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Or just buy a new mirror. There cheap.
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You could tape it off, and spray paint it for sure! If you are wanting to give it a little bit of a distressed look or at least highlight the pattern you could try using a product called "rub and buff". Here's a link to the product from Amazon. This one is silver, but it comes in other finishes as well. I suggest google the product and search for images. That might help you better see if it's right for you.

http://www.amazon.com/Rub-n-Buff-Sil.../dp/B000FGEG86

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I have a frame that has an intricate pattern like yours. I spray painted it a gloss black, and looks amazing. You wouldn't think so, but it gives it a modernish goth look......lol

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