I have talked about before how I am redoing my living room colors. I have been removing a lot of the yellows and blues and adding in more whites and antique colors.
I just redid a blue side table, you can see the make over here.
This time my make over was a quick one, on a tiny piece which ended up making a big difference.
I got the little yellow mirror at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and I love it. I have lots of yellow downstairs so I could have moved the mirror downstairs but I really loved the look of it and it was what I wanted in the space. It was not there originally so I was going to have to take it down to move the frames around any way so I thought I would give it a quick makeover with some spray paint.
I popped out the mirror before I began the painting.
(man it needed better dusting…. oops!)
I didn’t even sand down the original because I wanted some of the yellow and blue to pop back through.
I laid in on my painting sheet and sprayed it white.
I wasn’t super concerned with whether or not the paint looked good because I was going to rough it up and sand it down in places so I could stain it and make it look “antiqued”.
I wanted a bit of stain on the piece to give it the antique look.
All I had to do to achieve that look was dip a corner of a paper towel into a bit of stain.
I rubbed the stain around on the frame.
And then wiped the stain off really fast. I did not want it to be super brown so I did not let the stain set before I wiped it off.
After it was dry I took it inside to put the mirror back in. I was having a lot of trouble getting it back it into the frame and ended up breaking it. GAH!!!
This was one of those mistakes that thankfully was totally fixable because I never ever use the mirror as a mirror, so I was totally fine with using it as a frame.
However, because I am sooooo so very careful, I may or may not have cut my finger removing the glass from the frame.
But it’s so pretty, so its worth it. Now I just need to fix the
5,000 2 holes in the wall.
And now…. because before and after pictures are my favorite!!!
We are ignoring the holes, right?!
This project took me all of 5 minutes, minus the drying time and the finger bleed time. Yow!
I love how a simple change of color on one thing can change the whole look of a space.