Friday, September 16, 2016

GOING GOLD: BEDROOM MIRROR BEFORE AND AFTER

In the midst of the back-to-school chaos, I managed to get one thing done around here that I'd been thinking about for a while. I painted our bedroom mirror. I shared my inspiration picture here. I have seen several mirrors shaped like mine around the world wide web of decorating...

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Do you see what they all have in common? No wonder I wasn't crazy about mine--it wasn't gold!


Rustoleum Metallic Gold and I fixed that. I ordered it from Home Depot. It's the same paint I used on my medallion in our bedroom. You can see how it turned out here.




The nice thing about this particular paint--it goes on super easy and dries super quick!


One thing that I didn't count on was the mirror moving. It's older, so we had to do a little shoving and readjusting when we stood it back up.

 Like always, I'm amazed at the difference paint makes.



I shopped my house to style the tray from the Southern Living at Home collection. Are you still using any of their items in your home?


The orchid came from our bathroom, and the bird (dove?) was my grandmother's.


The lamps are from Target. More about them here.


So the mirror I tried to give away, sell on Facebook, or use anywhere else in the house is now a part of a cheery spot in our bedroom. Always ask yourself, "Self, can I spray paint this?" before you get rid of whatever it is you think you've had enough of. You might love it all over again. :-)

What do you think? Was gold the right choice? Have a great weekend!

Kathryn

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I have that Southern Living tray on my screened in porch!

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    1. Thank you! The tray was my mom's first and somehow it made its way to my house. :-)

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