Rarely do I refinish a set like that the same color. Instead, when painting, glazing and distressing, I like to choose unique colors fitting for each piece. With the matching mirrors, I selected Barn Red and Off White.
With the mirrors, I removed the mirror glass from each frames. 1971 was stamped on the back of each, revealing the year they were made. Removing the mirror glass allows refinishing without taping the mirror, and a clean, well defined finish is created that doesn’t bleed onto the mirror surface.
Both frame were distressed, with white primer adding a great pop and contrast to the Black Glaze and color of the Barn Red frame. Then the frames received a coat of polyurethane to protect the new finish.