Over the past few months, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with sunburst mirrors. I’ve been wanting one for our home for a while, but my biggest challenge was finding one that was affordable! Apparently I was not the only person having a love affair with these gorgeous mirrors because every store I went to was trying to sell these babies for several hundred dollars each…
After much hunting, I found one from Bed Bath & Beyond, and forty bucks later it was mine… all mine!
The problem?? The god awful fake patina finish. Unfortunately, I got a bit too excited in the moment, and I forgot to take a “before” picture, so it’s hard to see in this stock picture I pulled from their site. Trust me when I say that it had a cheesy “Olive Garden faux finish” – not that there is anything wrong with the Olive Garden… just saying.
The easy fix? Paint it! A quick trip to Michaels, and a few materials later, I was ready to refinish. Here is what you will need:
– Martha Stewart liquid gilding paint (I got both the brass gold and silver to mix)
– Small foam brush
– Newspaper (or in my case grocery bags)
– Small container to mix – use something you don’t mind throwing away; that way, keep clean up is easy
Keep in mind that the Martha Stewart liquid gilding paint dries fast… REALLY fast. It says it takes an hour to fully dry, but it’s definitely dry to the touch within 30 minutes or so.
Overall I’m really happy with how this quick mirror makeover turned out, and I’m so excited to hang it up!