This vintage inspired mirror is fantastically easy to make and uses few materials.
What you will need: An old mirror that needs reworking (a photo frame would work beautifully as well) with a border or at least three inches, lace, metallic gold spray paint, painters tape, newspaper, and coarse sandpaper (I used 60 grit).
**Note: my mirror had a blue frame to begin with. If you want a colored base be sure to paint the border the previous day.
Step One: Use the sandpaper to create texture. Be sure to sand in all different directions to attain a worn out look. Press hard and don't be afraid to remove any existing paint.
Step Two: Cover the mirror (or glass if you're working with a frame) with newspaper completely and hold into place with painters tape.
Step Three: Place the lace over top of the mirror. Be sure your pattern is straight. Loosely tuck the excess lace under the mirror.
Step Four: Spray paint the border gold. Be sure to get the edges and corners. To achieve an imperfect look, focus on a few areas and apply extra spray paint from all angles.
Step Five: Let set for about twenties minutes and then remove the lace. Be very careful- the paint will still be wet.
Step Six: Let your project dry for a couple of hours then remove the tape and newspaper. Hang up your hand made craft and enjoy.