My DIY white-framed mirror
It started its life in the late 70's or early 80's with a fruitwood-colored frame, and was my uncle's and then my parents', then was store for a while, then moved in with me at my first permanent apartment. I quickly painted its frame off white.
Then I painted it with a high-gloss black to go with this mantel display at our old apartment:
Then we moved a couple times and it sat around. I thought about painting it gold to go in our old living room, but never did. Now we have tannish walls and white baseboards, and I painted its frame white to go in the newest living room!
Before (well, after some things, before the latest):
And, after 3.5 coats of white paint...
I guess I have a thing about mirrors over fireplaces. When I was a kid this mirror was over our mantel in the living room until my parents mounted a flat-screen TV there. I guess it balances the big hole in the wall underneath it? Do you know what I'm talking about--have you seen mirrors over fireplaces as a logical placement?
Anyway, it's amazing what you can do with a little paint and very little time! And some masking tape to tape off the glass. I don't actually like the mirror that much, but when you have the option to paint, you can transform even boring, super heavy, decor items...