Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bloggy Olympics: Paint Project

Have you been following the Bloggy Olympics?  I decided to take part in an event this week: the paint event.



I've had this wooden mirror in my garage for a while.  I got it as part of the dresser set that I painted for Chloe's room, but didn't need the mirror for her room.  I didn't really have a purpose for the mirror, but was afraid it would break if it sat in the garage much longer.  Not like I've ever broken anything in the garage in the past!

Emma and Tyler were very interested in those two dogs in the mirror.  This is the yucky little corner of the backyard where I like to do all of my spray painting.  It's really a dog run/kennel area that we never use, so I don't mind getting paint all over it.


Painting mirrors is so easy.  There is no need to tape off the mirror...get as much paint on it as you want.  All you have to do to get the paint off is to use a razor blade to scrape it off.  It usually comes off easily.


This is after one coat of Benjamin Moore Stunning.  See the primer sprayed right on the mirror and the blue paint?  No problem!

 I was inspired by these gold corners on picture frames by A Thoughtful Place.


I used some Martha Stewart metallic paint to add gold corners onto my mirror.


I like the way it turned out and how it looks with the other gold and navy stuff on my mantle.


Here's a little before and after of the mantle:

I still love the Gino Hollander painting that was up there.  It's just found a new home in my living room.  I'll show you more of my living room on Monday, if you want to check back.
Linked to the Bloggy Olympic hosts: Gwen (A Bold Abode), Cassie (Primitive and Proper) and Katie (Craptastic).

Also linked here: Liz Marie, House of Hepworths, My Simple Home Life, Happy Hour Projects

13 comments:

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

That small change makes the mirror look like a million dollars! Nice job!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I love, I love, I love the painted gold corners. That is such a great look especially when paired with that deep deep navy. Looks great in that space over your mantle!

Jessamie Vincent said...

Um, I kind of LOVE it! That thing looks great! Oh, and welcome to the 'navy mirror on my mantle' club, great minds think alike, hahah!

Maury Kilgo said...

This looks great! You just might have given me the inspiration I needed for the mirrors in my bathroom! THANKS SUZY!

Tiffany said...

Love the color and the gold corners...very chic!

Lindsay Dugan said...

I looooved that project when I saw it featured on another blog. Yours turned out great! I have to try this :)

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love the gold! That was such a great idea to add that extra touch!

The Bold Abode said...

OhMYGOSH, Suzy! That is bleepin' FANTASTIC! lIKE AMAZING!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

It looks stunning, Suzy! Such a great idea.

Bella said...

Your frame is awesome! I love the gold corners it really pops off the dark blue. Your mantel looks fab!

Erin (Out on a Limb) said...

Wow. What a great idea and what a huge impact your mirror makes! Just stunning.

Have a great weekend!

Big K said...

Wow. That picture of Emma in the mirror is priceless. OK I like the mirror, it must be change that I just don't like.

A Vintage Vine said...

That looks wonderful on the mantle and those gold corners are so chic!