|Project by Lazyman||posted 03-16-2017 02:36 PM||265 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
After making the last mirror I posted last fall as a late Mother’s day present for my wife, I decided to make another lager mirror as a late Valentine’s present for my wife’s mid-century modern themed guest bedroom. It is a shameless copy of a mirror we saw at a department store. It is finished with a gold leaf paint from Sheffield Bronze Paint company. I used shellac as a primer and top coat. I intentionally used a cheap disposable paint brush and applied the shellac and paint in a radial pattern so that the brush strokes would create a subtle sunburst affect. Unfortunately, the paint is so reflective that the green paint on the walls tends to make it look a little muddy so it difficult to see just how brilliant the gold paint really looks.
It measures about 44” square and the mirror cutout is about 25” in diameter. It is made from a single sheet of cheap 1/4” birch plywood plus a few scrap strips of 3/4. I knew I would eventually find a use for the those 1” cutoffs. The mirror is actually a re-tasked unframed rectangular mirror we had on the same wall for the last 15 years. I added a French cleat to make it easier to hang and center over the dresser.
-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.