March 17, 2011

finally fresh! painting a mirror

So, back to the magic of mirrors this week! I've had this old Ballard-style mirror for a really long time, and over the years it's gotten even more shabby chic than it was to begin with.

oatmeal-colored, bland, blah, super distressed, ready for a pick-me-up

Needless to say, it was no longer even remotely fitting my style and I had begun to think of selling it. Then when I got my Valspar paint sample, I gave the mirror another look and thought it might be a good candidate for freshening up with a coat of paint in a fresh spring-y color. And now, in my newly painted living room, even though it's more coral than I thought it'd be, it is looking so juicy and yummy! I love it every time I see it—which is all the time since it's in line with a major traffic path.


I had to style it up with this teal blue fabric. I love the colors together! Since I have so much of this fabric left over from my curtain project, I'm thinking it might have to make its way to the living room now.

10 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love it, I thought for sure you would paint it a crisp white, the red was a nice little surprise.

Project Shannon said...

The mirror turned out really well! And either you did a great taping job, or you have a really steady hand. Nice work!

Fran said...

Casey, so much better!! Love it!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

You used your paint sample in a great way! I still havent tried to get one yet. Its probably over with now. lol



Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Julie said...

Love the new color!

Rene said...

That mirror came to life! I'll have to go back and see the color you chose. I tried to order one, but it never worked out.

Splendid Willow said...

Send that mirror to me when you no longer want it! Fabulous!

Happy weekend,

Mon

classic • casual • home said...

wow...very creative. It DOES look good with that fabric. Need to explore more of your blog.

designchic said...

Love the color...so fun!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love this red!!! WOW it really pops. I never left my red stage, I have to have some in each room! Great choice!

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