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The Gilt Overmantel Mirror

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The Gilt Overmantel Mirror – I have a healthy respect for antiques and despite my reservations about painting this mirror frame, my client wished to give it a new and contemporary look in silver/pewter to style with her new home . It required me to have 3 new bevelled edge mirrors made to measure and replaced.


  • Collection: Furniture
  • Status: Completed Commission - SOLD

Mirror Mirror on the wall…Here’s one of my December commissions – a Victorian over mantel mirror upcycle.

My lovely client had this mirror in the family for a few generations but no longer liked the gilt and wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons.
It was all about trying to give it a more contemporary feel in a new location.

So, the project was to reassemble some broken plaster, prep and delicately paint to give a gunmetal silver effect . This was achieved with Frenchic Furniture Paint Frensheen.

I removed cracked mirrored panels and replaced with new bevelled mirrors. Thanks to the wonderful guys at Leatherhead Glass!
Let me know if you have a mirror story!

A very happy client has now sent me this image of it its new home.