It's been a while since I posted a DIY project, so here's a quick one I finished recently.
Sammy is checking out the situation!
I found this mirror in the clearance aisle at Target for somewhere around $10. I liked the shape and the thick frame, but there were a few scratches to the black paint, as you can see in this photo:
I decided to add gold corners to the mirror, so I taped off carefully with frog tape. Be sure to press down firmly on the edges of the tape to get a nice, straight line.
Then I painted the corners with a Krylon gold leaf pen and Rub 'n Buff in antique gold. I think the Rub 'n Buff was the better product for this project, but I wanted to try the pen (which you can get at Michael's, by the way). I thought the gold leaf pen worked well and had a nice, more yellowy gold color, but was probably better suited to drawing a thin line or painting an edge, not for filling in an entire area. Here's the finished product:
I used a razor blade to clean up a little bit of paint that got on the glass and touched up the scratches with a black pen. Here's a closeup of one of the corners:
Not a difficult project by any means, though it did take me WAY too long to finish it.
P.S. - Shoe versions of this project below:
And one in reverse: