Remember several weeks ago when Jen and I went shopping for new tennies and we went to Marshall's to check out what goodies they had? One of the things I bought that day was an oval mirror. It was black with brown antiquing. Black is not my favorite so I decided to paint it.
I was going to paint it white and probably should have done that. I was trying to decide whether to take down the wire shelf in the dining room and replace it with the mirror so it would reflect the chandelier. I put it up on the wall in the dining room, got some ivory acrylic paint and just started painting, eventually I went to my paints and started adding some colors and I don't even remember what I put on it but it turned out like in the last pictures. I liked it in the dining room but the wire shelf was weightier (is that a word?) so it returned to the wall and the mirror replaced a picture in the hallway. It is directly across from a french door so I think it brings some extra light to the hallway.
The little shelf below the mirror is a castoff piece of trim from a half wall that we took out of my last house. I just cut it to size, mounted it with some cast iron brackets from Hobby Lobby and added some "stuff" I'm not sure I think all the accessories are great but until I find something that I think is better, it will do. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what to put on the shelf and in the display shelf that sits on it. The spaces in the display shelf are somewhat narrow to put a lot of things in so I'll just keep trading them out until I feel that it is finally right. More fun, more shopping, right???