How To Paint A Mirror Frame {Painting Tips & Tricks}

Raise your hand if you hate taping off mirror edges to paint it?  Ok. I see I’m not the only one here who hates it.  I have a super easy tip to share with you on how to paint a mirror frame without taping off!

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I have owned this Pier 1 mirror for 7 years.  I still love the shape of the mirror but the color scheme really doesn’t go with my decor anymore.  Looks like it’s time to work some Refunking magic and paint it!

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  Can you imagine taping off these curvy edges?   Not my idea of a good time on a Friday night.  So I used my super top secret tip to painting mirrors without taping off the edges.  Are you ready for it? I shove card stock into the edges of the frame.  Fancy, right?

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I then painted it with a mixture, half and half, of CeCe Caldwell’s Blue Montana Sky and Smoky Mountain Gray. After it dried I applied Dark Aging Wax. 

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Applying the wax softens up the edges of the paper so you can easily pull it out without having paper residue left on the edges of your mirror.  I remove the paper as soon as I am done waxing, before it dries. 

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And here is the final product.

Sorry, my mantel isn’t styled yet because I am working on a big reveal for ya’ll on my living room mantel and built-ins.  It involves a shower curtain.  Yes, a shower curtain.  Believe it. 

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Eeek!  I am also have the winner for my 3-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!  The winner is:  Taylor Hoffman!  Ahhh!  I’m such a dork, I have had butterflies all day waiting to draw the name!  Congrats! 

So, what’s your super secret top secret trick that saves you time?  This mirror trick is one I can’t live without!