Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mirror Makeover

When my sister, Celia, moved out to California last December, she offered up a load of goodies from her super chic apartment. I snagged a HUGE mirror with a faux gilded frame, along with some other great items. At the time, I didn't know exactly where or when I would use the mirror, but the size of it was too good to pass up. Once we moved into our home, I knew that the mirror was the perfect size for our dining room.... the faux gold, however? Not so much.

I mean, judge for yourselves.

Here's a close up of the faux gold frame. Isn't it to die for? Gag me, please.

Enter 1 can of Rustoleum's 2x spray paint in Heirlom White. In less than an hour, the mirror went from gaudy to gorgeous!

Here it is, hanging in our dining room (ignore the odd white lines on the mirror.... must have been some weird thing from the flash).

And a close up of the frame... isn't it lovely?

Now I just have to be careful since now I want to spray paint everything!

Next project update... the patio! We're on deck for the work to begin on Monday, as long as the rain holds off!

1 comment:

  1. Girl, you are totally correct about balance. Babies and toddlers run through clothes like water, so there's def. no need in purchasing expensive one-time-use items on a regular basis. Kim's daughters are teens and appear to remain in the shadow of their mother.... I probably should ask myself why I'm even watching a show like that. ha ha ha ha. Ah, how I would love to be on "Real Housewives of VA" - Wanna join me? he he he

    You are also right when you note that children come first. Of course, my love for fashion won't cease when we have a baby, but I will surely be conscious of putting my little one's needs first :) Hope you're feeling better! I went to the doc yesterday (hubby is still out of town). I have a full-blown sinus infection. WOO!