Mirror, Mirror…

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?

Take care.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh My! that is gorgeous. I love it. I thought the before was pretty but painting it white and popping the details with color…amazing. Visiting from Met. Monday.

  2. says

    What a transformation. I love the way you added the color too. Thank you for linking up to Open House Party!