Author – Autumn (Janette)
I have a really cute mirror that we purchased years ago for just a few dollars at the Habit for Humanty store – before it was the Restore. The mirror was Williamsburg blue when we bought it. Do you remember that color?
This is what it looked like after its first face-lift in a photo taken by moi in a very unflattering/unladlike squat. But, hey, you are supposed to be looking at the mirror!
This close-up of the detail shows that it has some charming little flowers that I highlighted with paints and then glazed. It worked very well in our last powder room, but the gold didn’t work for our new powder room painted in a Sherwin Williams version of Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue. So, I decided to do surgery.
First, I removed its backing and spray painted it glossy white.
Then I used my left-over paint samples and started highlighting the flowery details.
It was fun to play around with the colors.
Then I sanded here and there.
And then I added some stain left over from the floor refinishing project. It was gooey and messy, but I knew anything I did would not be wrong.
But when I added this great paisley fabric to the powder room in the form of a sink skirt, I knew the mirror needed a touch of red here and there to tie in better with the fabric.
So, I used some of my acrylic paints to add the touches of red that I needed.
And now the mirror’s second face-lift is complete, and its new youthful appearance fits perfectly in the powder room.
So, mirror, who IS the fairest of them all?