Venetian Styled Mirrors
So you bought an antique or used mirror at an affordable price. The only problem is that the mirror is damaged. You love the frame and the glass; you just want the mirror not to have black marks or scratches. What do you do? Here are some tips that can help you to repair your mirror without a large investment:
1. Aluminum Foil
If you have small black holes in your mirror it is probably because the backing is scratched. The backing on a mirror is very delicate and if scratched it can show up clearly. To repair this easily and cheaply simply tape a small piece of aluminum foil over the hole. Make sure the shiny side is towards the glass and that it is not wrinkled. Be carefu (Read More.....)
Louis XV ruled as King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death on 10 May 1774. Unexpectedly surviving the death of most of the royal family, he came to the throne at the age of 5 and ruled with the help of his uncle, until his 13th birthday were he took formal control of government.
(Picture French Louis XV Period, Giltwood, Provencial Mirror)
Research has suggested that he was very intelligent and dedicated to the task of ruling one of the largest areas of Europe, but many claim his lack of morals, and his inability to reform France lead to him to be amongst the most unpopular kings of France. He cherishe (Read More.....)
A convex mirror, also known as the fish eye mirror or known as the diverging mirror, is a curved mirror that produces a distorted image which bulges outwards. Typically convex mirrors are used in shopping centers as security measures. A convex mirror will project a larger area allowing the viewer to see a general "over all" picture of the area. Convex mirrors are also used on the passenger-side mirror of vehicles. Many times warning labels will appear on the mirror such as "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear", to warn the driver of the mirrors distorting effects on distance perception. Convex mirrors have very unique qualities which has made them a popular choice in home decor.