A few weeks ago I was sitting here having a cup of coffee when a thought came into my head. "Why haven't you painted that mirror? It would look so much better white than it does silver!" So I decided to paint it!
I moved my couch out of the way which gave me a chance to vacuum behind it and I took the slipcover off and stuck it in the washer. I normally sand and prime things I paint but the mirror didn't need it because it's not a piece that will get lots of wear and tear. I started with a light coat and let it dry.
In between coats I put the dishes in the dishwasher, made the the beds, made some mental notes of things I want to change around, just generally did the things that needed to be done. I didn't' try to rush through any of it just took my time painting. Then cleaning, then painting - I had a nice rhythm going!
Oh a tip, I always wrap my brush in saran wrap when I'm letting coats dry. I very rarely use foam rollers or foam brushes. I bought one really good pricey brush and I take care of it.
Here it is painted it white - it took about 4 coats and I liked it but thought it needed something. I tried various things. Didn't really love any of the things I tried and then went looking in my garage to see what I had and fortunately found this old scrolly thing!
I've had this scrolly thing for about 10 years! I think I got it at Kirklands. It used to hang in my dining room and then I just got tired of it and put it away.
It was white but a darker shade than the mirror so I painted that as well.
Better don't you think?
I didn't take down the mirror to paint it - it weighs a ton. But it hangs a bit away from the wall so I was able to do the sides without getting any paint on the wall.
I've been looking for some nice white platters to hang between the mirror and sofa. I think that will look pretty! I love my toile pillows but I think it's time for a change so I'm thinking about reworking a pair I already have. I also want to do something fun with my lampshades!
Is there anything as much fun as working around your own home making things pretty, making a beautiful haven for your family to enjoy? I don't think so!