I'm glad you're here. Tell me, what do you think of Heart and Home's NEW LOOK?
And what do you think of this mirror?
It's been hanging at the foot of the stairs in the very dark hallway downstairs.
I walked by it the other day and thought it looked grungy.
Not "shabby chic" grungy, just dirty grungy.
I decided to spruce it up a bit.
Naturally, I pulled out the Krylon paint.
Since this was going to be a quickie, no-cost project, I used what I already had.
After several coats of paint, it turned out a bit shinier than I wanted, which is what happens when you use semi-gloss paint!
But since I didn't want run out to buy more paint, or delay finishing, I went with it.
I added some silver accents here and there.
Then I applied brown stain all over it, and rubbed it up and into the grooves to sort of antique it up a little.
And then buffed the stain off really well with a rag.
Very "Versailles meets Farmhouse-Chic".
Which is a new design style I just invented, I think.
I'd love to leave it out here on the deck where it can reflect the pretty hydrangeas.
But that spot in the hallway looks even darker without the mirror, so I hung it back in it's former spot.
I think I would prefer the frame painted flat white, against the celadon green walls.
I can always spray it again when I get tired of the Versailles-Farmhouse look! I never have a problem with changing things if I don't love them the first time.
I'm really good at changing my mind!
I've learned that sometimes it just takes awhile for things to grow on me. So I'm going to give the mirror a few days before I do anything to it again.
Because I might change my mind again, and decide I just love it all shiny!
Thanks again for stopping by today! I appreciate your visits and I love to know what's on your mind. Don't be a lurker, leave a comment. And follow along if you'd like, it's easy and very rewarding!
Coming soon: information about Heart and Home's One Year Anniversary fabulous giveaway(s)!You don't want to miss that!
Until next time,
Linking today to the fabulous Susan's Between Naps on the Porch and Reinvented Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Thanks ladies!