Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Metal Finish Sunburst Mirror Tutorial

Thank you for the great comments and emails on the living room redesign! I wanted to share the metal finish that was applied to the sunburst mirrors. After Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms shared her tutorial for her metal looking letters, I decided to attempt this on the sunburst mirrors (Homegoods to the rescue again)!

The light golden wood finish had to be changed...

First, a coat of black paint was put on...

Then some metallic paint from Ralph Lauren was painted on and ragged in to look "aged"...

And the finished project...

I love how the wood already had the indentions, they made it easy to add the depth. The only think I did different, was not adding the burnt orange/brown coloring at the end. I didn't have any on hand and I thought I can always add it later if needed. Right now, I'm letting them sit on the wall as is and see how they feel.  Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. thanks for sharing! i plan to get a similar mirror in the new year and will want to give it a silver finish i think.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Becky! I love how you took the finish and used it for another purpose, the mirrors look fantastic!! I'd love to find one myself...Janell


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