I have always wanted to join in Beth's Vignette linky party at The Stories of A to Z.
I thought I would try decorating my mantle.
I have been stumped with decorating my fireplace, it is heavy and rustic with the stone and I have trouble balancing the decor.
This is the mirror I had some problems with a few weeks ago. The plan was to enlarge it to fit the wide space above my mantle. I mounted the mirror onto a backboard with tons of liquid nails and started drilling screws into the frame. I quickly realized that the frame is made from a cheap material and is HOLLOW! There went that idea!
This is how it looked above the fireplace in it's original black.
I didn't really like it and I couldn't return it with a goopy glue all over it.
So I took Nicole's advice to spray paint it. She said to first mist with silver and then mist with gold...back and forth.
The rain sprinkled on it while I was waiting for it to dry...oops! I decided to give it an aged look! :)
I rubbed a few of the edges and lightly wiped on a black glaze.
What do you think?
Should I keep looking for a larger mirror or go for something entirely different?