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How To Create a Modern Baroque Mirror Detail

The area around a mirror receives a simple and very personal touch, including a paint technique to resemble an antique frame and handprints.

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create modern baroque mirror detail
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Tape off and sand the area

Tape off in a framelike pattern with 1-1/2" blue painter's tape. Lightly sand the area to be painted. Brush off sanding dust with box brush.

tape off and sand area

Step 2: Arrange tape in a pattern and paint

Use car detailing tape to mark off desired pattern. Paint over tape with desired colors. Remove tape.

Step 3: Add handprints

Using a mini foam roller, roll desired color onto hand. Place handprints on wall (have someone push your hand down for better coverage). Paint black rectangle to make a frame.

roll desired color onto hand