How would I paint this mirror frame?
I'm currently re-decorating my LR and want to use an old mirror I'd purchased from Bombay Company but would like to paint the ornate gold trim in a darker (bronzy/brown) color. I'm not sure if I should use craft paint, or a metallic glaze....do I need to lightly sand the part I'm painting? Should I use a fine paint brush, or dab with a rag? I'm rather 'uncrafty' when it comes to paint jobs. I'm leaving the cream antiqued washed frame as is, I'd just like to take away the gold accented areas so the mirror has more contrast against my 'barbados sand' walls.
Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated!
Here's a couple pics of the mirror as is now.