Painting this mirror, is it worthwhile?
I have a mirror currently hanging that goes with some occasional tables that I've replaced. The caramel color is fighting with the dining table. To top it off, I'm merging a traditional dining set with a more modern space (I did a thread on this earlier).
The picture below shows the mirror and the dining set. I was going to buy a new mirror and then I saw all the beautiful examples of painted furniture and realized that I had a good quality, carved wood mirror that perhaps could be transformed. There will be a new drum chandelier in the foreground (white linen with polished chrome). The captain's chairs are new and the original chairs are being recovered with a coordinating fabric. The rest of the new room (not done) includes some polished nickel furniture, a few black pieces, and a combination of taupe, black, white, olive and burnt orange. Continuing on the theme from the new kitchen, there is traditional with a touch of Hollywood Regency.
So should I paint the mirror or get a new one? I was thinking of silver or silver leaf on the caramel wood, with an antiquing glaze and the original black stained border. Or gloss black overall? Taupe to match the wood trim?