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Is there away to fill in these huge gaps in this wood frame? Answered

I have this mirror that I like but it came with these huge overly sized lamps attached to it which I didn't particularly like and removed, which has left it with two large gaps in the frame.

Is there a way to fill in these holes where I could possibly just paint over it so everything looks even or some sort of creative way to fill them in?

here is what it looks like.

front
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1239.jpg?t=1275868085

close up of gap
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1241.jpg?t=1275868112

back
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a152/Meghan_l_d/DIY/DSCN1242.jpg?t=1275868112

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Goodhart
Goodhart

10 years ago

You COULD use brass (or aluminum, depending on which you like better) ornate plates to use as covers.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 years ago

I think you should put in some wood blocks that protrude and pegged with wood square pegs. I think you have something that is reminiscent of Arts and Crafts or Mission style. I don't know if this will be hallway mirror or dresser so adding the blocks that look like the end of a timber frame beam would give you a place to hang stuff or put a bud vase on top. I hope you are doing some kind of wood finish and not just paint which would cover up the natural wood. Good luck.

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meghan20089
meghan20089

Reply 10 years ago

It will be in my bedroom above my dresser. I've used it for the past year to apply my make-up in the morning and the hooks to hang up jewelry. I've just gotten sick of looking at those gaps. That's a pretty good idea about the the blocks for additional hooks. Oh, no definitely a wood finish. Most of my furniture is dark brown, almost black, wood- so I was looking at sanding it and staining it a darker tone.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Chisel-out to nice surfaces, fill-in with shaped, matching wood blocks and glue.
Take off the surface-finish, stain/distress as necessary, re-laquer / varnish.
Or admit that you'll see the join and think about hiding it with some inlay(stain/distress as necessary, re-laquer / varnish.)

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