At least I'll attempt to be helpful.
So to get here (above), we gotta start here (below).
Taping all edges is first up. Then prep space for painting by using newspaper/etc to cover all area. TIP: I think propping the mirror up off the surface/floor would have been beneficial to prevent pooling paint at the bottom edge. Cutting off the dried paint was far less appealing than a nice backside edge.
Meet my new best friend. Primer spray paint—oh, how I love you. This stuff was so easy to apply and I think made the finished product look really good. I plan to use this on every paint project from now on.
Taking this project seriously, I bought a NICE edging brush and good paint. The three supplies (primer/brush/paint) ran just over $20, but made for a great end product finish.
After one primer and two coats of paint, I removed the tape before the second coat was dry. Needless to say I had a few leaks and paint on the mirror (above). To clean up the mirror surface, I used fingernail polish remover (with acetone) and razor blade. This worked really well and I don't think the mirror sustained any damage during its makeover.
All purdy and ready to hang!
While not the most inspiring post I've ever written, I hope it's helpful when you come across a paint project in the future. Have a most excellent weekend! I plan to do some crafty projects and should have fun things to show next week. How about your weekend plans???