I have a mirror like this. It's about 75-100 yrs old and heavy as all get out. Lovely gilding and incredible detailing in the frame. Something like this -- especially if it has sentimental value can't in my opinion be repurposed via paint. For me I'm rebuilding my powder room around the mirror. It fits with the style of the first floor. It also allows me to use my crystal and silver lamps in the other first floor rooms.