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Rob D. Brodman

Use Mirrors and Paint

With a 1 1/2-inch angled synthetic-bristle brush, we applied two coats of satin latex paint to the entire table (the bottom of the tabletop, too, to accommodate the reflection from the lower mirror).

Once it was dry, we used liquid silver leaf to accent the feet and the grooves near the top of the legs. Finally, after measuring both surfaces, we had two pieces of 1/8-inch-thick mirrored glass custom-cut (and the corners of the lower piece sanded 1/8 inch to account for the tapered legs) at a glass store, and laid them in place.

Final Cost: $97

Tip: For easy cleanup of spills, don’t glue down the mirrors.

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