Monday, June 21, 2010

Mirror Makeover at Heart and Home

Hey ladies!! How's it going?  I hope you're enjoying the first week of Summer. We've been loving the time off from school and our regular busy schedules, and took some time this weekend to enjoy the ocean, sand in our toes, wind in our hair, ice cream cones and barbeques.
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!


Andrea said...

Gorgeous mirror!!

Stacey said...

Heidi, the mirror turned out great. I think the new paint job makes the beautiful design of the mirror stand out more.

Your new blog design is great!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Heidi, I love it! That is one gorgeous frame! I also think your wall color idea is spot on. You have good taste. Fabulous mirror!

Lottie said...

I love what you did with the mirror! Changing our minds all the time is what makes us unique. I love the look you created with this mirror makeover!

cherry said...

Beautiful!! your "Versailles meets Farmhouse-Chic" works for me!
love it.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Jemsmom said...

Love, love, love Versailles meets Farmhouse-Chic!!! It is so beautiful! Your new header is beyond fabulous! Looks great!

Donna said...

I love your mirror transformation! Versailles meets Farmhouse Chic sounds great to me!

Tracy F. said...

New header and mirror make-over are both just sensational! Love the "Versailles-Meets-Farmhouse-Chic"---perfect!

vignette design said...

Hi Heidi,
The mirror turned out great! Although, I liked it before too. Its just simply a beautiful mirror either way. Glad to see it got an update. Great job. And your new look is great too. Wow! Love the collage and the side green leaf "fabric!"
Things are crazy here. Bringing home our son from college this week. When the dust settles, I'll make a trip to your neck of the woods for a little antiquing and lunch!

The Sparrow's House said...

Well, I love your mirror! I just love MIRRORS of any kind. I actually have 10 mirrors in my dining and living room :) Before you think of me as some crazy woman, please note I have a booth at an antique mall. They light up the booth and I love the images they create. So yes, you have done a very pretty job. I might also paint it flat white as I am into that look right now.

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm not sure what's going on but I have not been able to leave comments here. :-( Blogger is sooooo frustrating! Finally hit "something" and here I am.

Anyway, I love the mirror! I think the paint job looks wonderful and lightens up the area nicely.

Hope you have a blessed week just in case I can't get back. :-)


Anonymous said...

I really like the way your mirror turned out.In decorating paint is a wonderful tool. I found your blog through My Romantic Home. I'm very impressed with your style. I was wondering where you got your curtains in the post about the painted bookcase? Did you make them?

sewingseeds4U said...

I love it all shiny. I just found one similar at the thrift store...think I'll see what i have hanging around to paint it with.

Linda Q said...

Bravo, I love your redo of this mirror!

Linda Q said...

Bravo, I love your redo of this mirror!