Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Before and After Mirror






















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???














9 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for visiting me tonight! I am enjoying my visit to your pretty blog. I love your mirror makeover and your hallway decorations! Very pretty!

C Maisy said...

Love it...it's funny, i also love that shelf!!!
Happy Thursday!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Love the mirror! You are so brave to just paint something..I think about it but never have the nerve to do it. Have a great day, Esther

Neabear said...

Looks great so far! Interesting things you have there to dress up the area. I noticed how you used the Scrabble tiles on the shelf. Cute idea!

Wanda said...

I do so lilke your look, the mirror makke over turned out fabulous. I think the shelf is perfect just the way it is,unless you find something better:) but that might be hard to do becuse it looks great.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the mirrow and the shelf looks great, too. I would leave it if I were you.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Where have I been!!! I don't know how I missed this post of yours! you did a fantastic job on that mirror and I love that little shelf idea in the hallway- Your house is just lovely girl!!!

blessings
mary

villa extra said...

much nicer like that!! It gives a far more sunny feeling....I bet everyone looks even nicer when looking in a mirror like that!!

Stacey said...

I love what you did to the mirror. I have a huge round mirror in my dining room that is black and gold. I'm tired of that look and just might get brave enough to do some painting on it.