Here is the mirror in its original state:
After mixing the paint very well using a stir stick, I dumped some out onto tinfoil to use from there. Its best to not use straight out of the jar so as not to risk contaminating the rest of the paint. Some people use paper plates. I prefer tinfoil as I find it easier to dispose of afterwards. Plus, in between coats, I just fold my tinfoil over onto itself and it keeps the paint that is still on the tinfoil from drying out. Then, when I'm ready to recoat, all I have to do is unfold the tinfoil and go back to painting. As for the paint brush, I wrap it in plastic food wrap to keep it moist until ready to recoat.
I used Heirloom Traditions Paint in French Vanilla. It is a beautiful cream color. I can't wait to use it again on another project without covering up its gorgeousness with waxing! I used Heirloom Traditions Paint's (from here on out, I will just say HTP) special brush, the Syntec Oval Tapered Brush in the small size.
About the brush, I very much enjoy using the brush. It provides great coverage, is awesome for stippling, and was exactly what was needed to get the paint into the nooks & crannies of this mirror! One negative, I find it does shed quite a few bristles. However, they are easy to see and remove so its really not that big of a deal to me.
Here's the mirror after the first coat of French Vanilla. Pretty amazing coverage, don't you think!