I could have sworn I blogged this already but apparently I have not. I need to eat more blueberries. My memory is lacking. But you have to eat over a cup a day, or something like that, for the benefit. I would be like that chick from Willy Wonka.
Anyway, I picked up this mirror at an estate sale a week or so ago. It was sitting near the check out and I spotted it at the last minute. I know, it’s a mess.
The silver is peeling off but the frame alone was worth it to me. I was actually looking for a larger frame to go around my canvas print. This isn’t big enough for that but I still had to grab it.
So, any ideas how I can help this old girl out? The mirror, not me. I sort of like the old worn mirrored finish but I don’t know how to treat the backing. Maybe I should have cleaned it off before I showed you. This is how I bought it. After I rip off all that brown paper then what should I do? What should I back it with so that it peaks out where the mirror has worn off? I’d love some ideas on this one.
I could always chuck the mirror and just use the frame but thought I’d give it a go first and see how it turns out. Am I crazy? Should I just scrape it all off? Should I try to save some of that old mirror finish? I'm afraid once I remove the paper that all of it will just flake off anyway.
Okay, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Don’t be shy. I’ll take any and all ideas.