Octagonal Mirrors

A sculptural mirror can have such a big impact on a space, simultaneously acting as both artwork and a reflective surface. This is why I was so excited when I found this lovely octagonal mirror while I was out thrifting last week:

 I found it at Good Will for a mere $4, and knew it had a tonne of potential.
When I got home, a Pinterest hunt led me to some mega inspiration:
Amy Perlin, originally published in House and Garden, August 2005 via Architectural Digest
Sean McNally via Lonny
Raúl Martins, originally published in Nuevo Estilo Magazine, via Habitually Chic
via Pinterest, original source unknown
For now I have mine hanging in my newly organized closet (more on that later...I need to get a better light bulb before I can photograph it). I'm still deciding how to refinish my mirror, but at the moment I'm leaning towards tortoise shell. Any thoughts? This is a project I might not tackle until my next apartment, where I will hopefully have more space to display it in a more prominent spot.