LOVE this mirror frame... makes me want to try to make one just like it in the shop... mainly for the technical / skill level required to make those fantastic staggered, radiused pieces... But I'd do a larger mirror... much larger.
I always tell my clients - if it's not moving we can paint it. When in doubt give it a try! We have even changed the "matte" on framed pictures with faux finish-beautiful....What a difference paint makes. I swear this is in my kitchen, but bronze toned and UGLY. Must paint and twine ASAP! Looks great!