Friday, September 8, 2017

A ROUND MIRROR BEFORE AND AFTER

I recently painted my first round mirror. For those of you who have been reading along for a while, you know I've painted many mirrors over the years without too much trouble. If you're new to Woodbank Lane, you can see those projects here, here, and here. The round one was a bit more tricky to paint than the others and required a little more prep work. 

The mirror has primarily been in our foyer, but I've used it some in the dining room over the years as well. Here it is in the foyer with a spring look.



I always liked the silver color and details, and the hints of red were pretty, too.


So, about that prep work...

Very few areas of the mirror would allow me to simply slide the paper under.


I had to use the painter's tape on the spots with no space between the glass and the edge of the wood. And I couldn't use a big piece; only small pieces would work because of the angle. Once the tape was on, I used my thumb nail to make a firm crease.




Next, I used a razor blade to carefully trim off the tape.


The mirror is 36 inches.


The color of the paint I used is Indigo by Valspar. I picked mine up from Lowe's. It covers well, but takes its time drying. 


 
One more before look in the foyer...


And here's the after in the dining room. Blue!



It's a little hard to photograph; the lighting is only good for about an hour a day in the room. It looks darker to me in the picture. It turned out just like I hoped it would, and I love the navy with the brass lamps (more about those here) and green apples. It also looks good with a pile of blue and white in front of it. :-)





My husband thinks I'll grow weary of the blue. He may be right. But for now, it fits right in. You can see more of the room here

Hope you have a great weekend!

And Happy Birthday to my daddy who is 70 years young today!

Kathryn


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