In October of 2010 - eight months ago! - I found a big, ugly, heavy, plastic-framed mirror from Goodwill for $7.99. I promptly took a whole slew of "before" pictures and stuffed the thing into the garage to await the day when I felt like fixing it up. Of course, I lost all the "before" pictures, and didn't realize it until it was too late take more. It was similar to this one, and probably also a dresser or vanity mirror in a previous life; this one at least has some nifty curves:
|from Reloved Rubbish|
The decorative "woodwork" on mine, on the other hand, looked like it came out of the fake-wood paneling from inside a van in the 80s:
|I wonder what used to be in the center??|
That sucker came off the second I had the frame apart and found that the glass didn't extend all the way down past the decorative panel - it was the exact length of the rest of the frame, as I'd hoped. Yay!
And you know the rest. Like the lamp, I hit it with some white spray-primer, and then silver paint. This time I used a bit of black and gold as well, to make it look old and roughed-up, and slightly more like actual metal.
|enjoy the green, it's going away soon|