Paned Mirrors

I guess I have a 'thing' for paned mirrors because I just bought another one.

Actually I guess I just have a love of mirrors in general, plain or ornate. This arched one is oak and I scored it for $5 on kijiji this week. Now I have to decide if I'm going to paint it white or grey and then distress and wax it or leave it alone.

We also have this knotty pine mirror, above, in our entry.

Our third paned mirror is this work in progress (with paint smears all over it) that I just need to put a finishing coat on. I'm trying to decide if it will go in the basement guest room I am currently working on, or if I will choose one of the other mirrors in my growing collection. What would you do with the oak one, paint it or leave it?

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  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    If it was in my house, I might strip the finish off and put a nice dark stain on it, walnut maybe and then apply Varathane. But that might not look good in your house. I love mirrors, too, and yours are all especially nice.
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. I love mirrors, too! Especially multi-paned ones. What a great find at a great price! Love the gothic shape of it.

  3. Elizabeth,
    I love your paned mirrors! They add so much to your room. Great find for $5 bucks!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it!
    Dee Dee

  4. I vote for painting. I like the knotty pine mirror left as is, because the knots are interesting...but I'm not as crazy about the oak!

  5. Paint! Can't wait to see what you do and where it ends up!

  6. Beautiful! :-) I invite you to my candy :-) M.

  7. I LOVE mirrors, too, Elizabeth!
    I don't blame you for buying this one- The shape is great!
    You can never have too many mirrors, by the way!
    I think I'd paint it, too. But, only because I don't like oak so much. My laundry room cabinets are oak and they are going to be getting a face-lift, shall we say, soon!
    I hope you are having a blessed new year so far!
    Love and hugs,


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