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« on: January 05, 2010 12:15:45 PM »

Hi there! Any ideas about what can I do with this mirror frame that has been sitting around my house forever! It actually has the mirror, just took off to clean everything up!
The frame is beautifully crafted, and I would like to find some use for it. The thing is that it doesnt really fit with the decoration we have on all the other rooms (sort of minimalist, dark woods, white walls). We were thinking about painting it all in a matte gold colour and aging it with some crackle paint. My boyfriend wants it to really stand out, and be very shiny (and then my idea would be something silvery instead of golden).

Anyway, any idea will be highly appreciated!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance from Barcelona!!

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010 12:32:57 PM »

What a great frame. I think i would spray paint it with a pop of color, or lacquer black. but definitely a solid color with a glossy top coat. Would love to see the final results.

if you do go with the gold finish i would do a practice run to make sure you can get the look you want.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010 12:41:01 PM »

Ohhh I love this frame.  I would probably paint it a solid color, using a lacquer paint or varnish so the surface really pops.  I would use it to frame a huge embroidery piece.  Or make a painting with my boyfriend and frame it in that, like a collaboration.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010 12:47:51 PM »

I say a black lacquer...real glossy like.  It would make the wood detail stand out beautifully.  It's a beautiful frame...hope you show what you do with it Wink Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 01:12:01 PM »

i would paint it a shiny dark brown, or a shiny robins egg blue, or a shiny slime green
something that has impact yet simplicity yet elegance

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010 01:25:27 PM »

I had a similar problem with an awesome framed mirror I had... but it was gold. I dislike gold. So I used that Hammered Metal spray paint in bronze. It looks awesome!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010 01:55:10 PM »

You could.... send it to me? lol!

Um, I'd go with a very shiny black spray paint. Modernizes it from the gold.

« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010 08:54:47 PM »

definitely solid color to match and i think of a coffee table (with the frame as frame) or maybe something that has to do with headboards? like to frame a soft pretty cushion and hang above the bad? (is it too lame?)
or hang it on the ceiling???!!! like a light frame above dining or lounge area? 
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010 08:58:51 AM »

Thanks ladies! I think I liked (well, I should say we liked) the bronze idea, we'll make pictures if it comes out well (or not so well lol).
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010 11:17:11 AM »

I have a friend that collects lots of old "things", and one of the things that she does is take old picture or mirror frames, without anything in them, and hangs them on her walls!  She just puts them like a collage or something, turns them on an angle, or what ever, and it just gives a different look to the wall!  It's not cluttered with pictures, but the wall isn't all bare either!!!

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