I've spent the weekend, stripping, and sanding and wire wooling. This was my granny's mirror. I remember standing in front of it when I was a little girl. I used to tie a cardigan round my head and pretend it was long hair. I used to spend hours looking at myself, not seeing the cardigan, only long flowing tresses thinking I looked liked a fairy princess. I obviously needed to get out more even then!
I've wanted to hang the mirror in the bathroom, but haven't liked the dark colour as a result of years of varnishing and I didn't think it would go with the wood we already have in there.
But, now I love it again. The varnish has been stripped away and the wood sanded with a fine sandpaper. The real difference came after hours of buffing up the frame with wire wool. It's now taken on a sheen and a mellowness that won't look out of place in the bathroom.
When I've finished painting round the door frame and a bit of skirting board I will put some pictures on here of the finished bathroom as promised back in the summer