Because the mirror was recently re-framed, I wanted to avoid disassembling (no disassemble!) the whole shebang. So - as a first step - I carefully applied painter tape between the mirror and the frame, cutting the tape into little triangle bits around tight corners.
Before describing the next two steps in the 'prep' process, you need to understand: I'm messy. As a kid, every year, I asked for and received CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE FROSTING on my birthday (thank you mom. nom nom nom.) No matter the age - six, twelve, twenty-four - I managed to get chocolate in the weirdest places - hair, elbow, forehead. Guaranteed. Without fail. Also? If I make breakfast before Mr. Man in the morning? He'll often pad into the kitchen and ask, "how did she get yogurt THERE?!' I'm the same way with paint: gesticulate-y.
So - to avoid getting paint everywhere - step two, I cut a piece of thick plastic just smaller than the mirror.
My verdict? Meh. I love the color, but think I'll put it back in storage until I have white walls. Against a white wall, I think it will look AWESOME. But against our inherited wallpapered walls? Not so much. However, we are all (Morgan included) enjoying the new turquoise ombre rug.