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

  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.

*photos by Kim Jones

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Comments (20)
  1. 1
    Hélène Fassilis March 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    hello!!! perfect mirror…. i love gold with green …it’s my favourite design colour !!!

    Reply
    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks so much! Green and gold is the best! Elegant but not stuffy!

      Reply
  2. 2
    Jen March 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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

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    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      It’s from Restoration Hardware! Not sure if they still carry it though, Camille purchased it a while back!

      Reply
      • Sony August 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

        Home Depot has the same mirror for 99 dollars

        Reply
  3. 3
    Jessie | The Design Daredevil March 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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

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    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Jessie!

      Reply
  4. 4
    Sasa March 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome:)

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    Reply
    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  5. 5
    Kendra March 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm

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

    Reply
    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Sometimes a simple DIY is the best, isn’t it?? Thanks Kendra!

      Reply
  6. 6
    SBates March 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Beautiful! Who doesn’t love some gold!

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    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      I agree 100%!

      Reply
  7. 7
    Troy Williams March 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    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!!! 🙂

    Reply
    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Yay! Thanks so much!

      Reply
  8. 8
    Maxine March 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    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 : )

    Reply
    • clairezinnecker March 30, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Do it! It is so worth it, and such a simple transformation!

      Reply
  9. 9
    Katey December 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

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

    Reply
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