This mirror got cracked a year ago during a move. Granted the mirror has only one crack and it’s in the corner, but I still could not live with this imperfection. I also could not throw away a perfectly good mirror so there had to be a clever way to save it.
But knowing that I wouldn’t be keeping this look for long there had to be another way to disguise the imperfection once more.
Initially, and I still may end up doing this, I was going to mod podge some fabric along both sides of the mirror which would hide the crack and still be attractive enough that it would just look like a decorated mirror. But, I could not find just the right fabric I had rumbling around in my head. So, I’ll wait till the right print comes along and then go for it.
Meanwhile, my creative juices searched another pathway to ingenuity. I don’t remember how I came to this conclusion but I decided to use paint.
Since I’m a lover of swirlies and scrolls I could simply incorporate the crack right into a nice swirl pattern! Yes, this could work!
Oh, and I painted over the golden frame too. The mirror did not start out gold, I had been using this golden glaze on everything around the house and the mirror was one of the many victims.
Using regular craft paint, I painted the frame and the swirls black.
Painting on a mirror is somewhat challenging because I couldn’t pencil in a sketch first so I painted free hand.
Painting right along the crack. You can't even tell it's there.
I'm not quite finished and will post complete pictures when it's all done, but what a perfect disguise!
Please excuse the not so clear pictures. Photographing a mirror has no perks! The only way to get a halfway decent shot is to lay the mirror on the floor because it will give somewhat of a plain background.
But like I mentioned, I'm not finished, it definitely needs more swirls and a spritz of Windex.
I could have done both sides but I really liked the one side deal, it adds a bit of artistry, don’t ya think?