mirror, mirror on the wall…


I have had this great gold flourish mirror for many years. I actually debated for many years about what to do with it. It was on the wall of our main bathroom for several years. One day I looked at the mirror and really thought how it just did not fit there anymore. It just was not my style. But I hated to sell/giveaway such a large mirror. I truly felt that it could be used somewhere in our home. The most recent home trends are showing that gold is coming back into home and clothing design. I then felt that maybe I should just leave it the way it was and  discussed it with sweet hubby. I have to say that even though he used it for many years in the bathroom, he was never truly sold on the look of the mirror. So I placed it in the front hall on the black bureau; just to get an idea of how it would look against the black bureau. I must say, we. did. not. like. it. at. all.

So what to do……I decided that I needed to look at the rest of our home and rethink this project. Normally the front hall bureau has a black mirror on it and we did like it a great deal. It pulled the whole front hall together. The black mirror just felt warmer during the winter months and too heavy for spring and summer. I knew then that my decision was made for me. I need to spruce up the mirror and just use it during the spring and summer to brighten the front hall.

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We decided to use the color from the table runner on the bureau. It is this lovely Kelly Green and I was able to find the matching color of spray paint at Michael’s. Was so delighted!

I started by removing the mirror from the frame and then with a coat of spray primer and then several thin coats of the Kelly Green. It took a while, but the mirror looks finished properly. I really believe that is the key with spray painting. Several thin coats with adequate drying time in between.

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Styling the bureau afterwards was fun. Just pulled together items from my home…a milk glass bowl with some shells and starfish, a little bling on a glass candle holder and a flourish clock to help compliment the flourish of the mirror. Very simple and pretty!

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Comments

  1. Love the end result Judy! The mirror is gorgeous and I see why you didn’t want to get rid of it!

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