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Transformed :: Mirror Goes Gold

March 6th, 2014

DIY Gold Mirror by Claire Zinnecker | photos by Kim Jones for Camille Styles

Happy Thursday! Claire here and if you are familiar with my transformed projects you know I think everything looks better with a little gold. Decor at Camille’s office is no exception! Things over at the new office space are moving along wonderfully, and we can’t wait to show you the finished product, but first I want to share a fun (and easy) DIY with you! Camille’s last office had a lovely mirror hanging on the wall. The shape and size won me over immediately, but the color needed an update in order to fit in with the decor in the new team meeting room. What better way to breathe new life into an old piece than with some gold! Want to know how I did it? Keep reading!

*photos by Kim Jones

* “Elton” eettee in green from West Elm

  • Mirror
  • Primer
  • Krylon Premium Gold Foil Metallic spray paint
  • Liquid Leaf 6110 Classic Gold or Rub /n Buff Gold Leaf
  • Small paint brush
  • Blue painters tape

DIY Gold Leaf Mirror by Claire Zinnecker | Camille Styles

DIY Gold Leaf Mirror by Claire Zinnecker | Camille Styles

  1. Using blue painters tape, tape off the mirror to protect it from paint.
  2. If your frame needs it, spray a coat (or two) of primer (Camille’s mirror was textured so it didn’t need any primer). Spray the frame completely with the Krylon Gold Foil Metallic spray paint, 2-3 coats, allowing for it to dry fully in-between coats.
  3. Once dry, use rub ‘n buff or liquid leaf to add depth, and a richer metallic finish. (I used it to highlight the curves and edges along the frame).
  4. Remove tape, hang, and enjoy! Your mirror has a brand new facelift.

DIY Gold Leaf Mirror by Claire Zinnecker | Camille Styles

DIY Gold Mirror by Claire Zinnecker | photos by Kim Jones for Camille Styles

*photos by Kim Jones

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20 Comments under :: Transformed :: Mirror Goes Gold
  1. hello!!! perfect mirror…. i love gold with green …it’s my favourite design colour !!!

  2. Jen says:

    Where did you get that awesome mirror!? I’ve been looking for one like it!

  3. Claire that looks fantastic! I LOVE gold with that green sofa, xo

  4. Kendra says:

    I love this project! Im finishing up my design degree, but I love going back to the diy basics. This mirror makes me swoon 🙂

  5. SBates says:

    Beautiful! Who doesn’t love some gold!

  6. I’m totally obsessed with gold right now and loving it with several different color combos. Great re-do of that mirror. Can’t wait to see the finished office with the new touches to it. GOLD STAR!!! 🙂

  7. […] combination. An emerald and gold palette inspired our new studio’s design — we shared a sneak peek here — and I love the way it feels at once luxe and organic. I’m that person who’s […]

  8. Maxine says:

    I’ve got a gold mirror that I’ve been meaning to transform. Thanks for inspiring my to get on with it sooner rather than later : )

  9. Katey says:

    Hi what is “rub ‘n buff” and “liquid leaf”? Where can I buy them?

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