I have this lovely mirror that was given to me from Bangladesh. It is quite unique, with these crazy fish carved into the wood. I love it apart from the colour, so I gave it a makeover to suit the style of my pop-art apartment. Here is the before:
2) I decided I wanted a pale grey background to the frame, so used some left-over black and white emulsion paint from my ‘Pop Art Letters‘ project to create the shade of grey I wanted. I used an old ramekin dish to mix the paint it (it’s always worth keeping these ramekin dishes which come with desserts such as GU).
4) I left the frame to dry for a day. The next day I got my left-over pink emulsion paint and painted pink outlines to the fish. This brought out the artist in me, as I wanted it to have a hand-crafted unique feel. The light grey base really made the pink stand out.
5) After the paint had dried, I took off the masking tape and newspaper. The masking tape actually did not come off cleanly, so I do recommend buying a good quality masking tape to avoid this issue.
I hope I’ve inspired you to have a go. If you see any mirrors or frames in charity shops, these are ideal for this sort of makeover 🙂