Tuesday, September 27, 2011

E-Design Update

Wondering when I was going to get crack-a-lackin' on implementing my e-design from Sadie+Stella?  Yeah, me too!

As you can see, coral is my new color.  So, I thought I would start with a little DIY project using coral.

I have had this mirror FOREVER.  It started out an aged gold/bronzey color.  But, I can never let things remain in their original state for too long.  It was most recently this aged white color that blended right into my walls.  It was most recently shoved behind a dresser because I didn't like it.

I used Krylon spray paint's "Coral Isle" to repaint the mirror.  Here it is now:

It's hanging in my entryway that leads into the living room.  I wasn't sure if my husband was going to like the pinkish color, but he does!  Looks like the Coral Isle is going to be sprayed liberally around the room now that it has the thumbs up.

Just a little tip - Coral Isle doesn't seem to be sold anywhere.  I had my local Ace Hardware special order it for me.  I had to order six cans, but shipping was free.  I found the color on Amazon and they were charging almost the same amount that I paid for the six cans in shipping alone.  I've also heard that Sherwin Williams can special order colors for you, but my store wouldn't.

Good thing we like the color because I have 5.5 cans to use up!

Update on other e-design items:
  • I have ordered the greek-key trim for my curtains.  It's coming all of the way from Turkey!
  • I am planning on buying the paint for the piano this week and getting started on it.  Wish me luck!
  • Maybe I'll use the coral isle on some candle sticks.
  • We are going to Denver next month for a gymnastics meet.  World Market, Z Gallerie, Home Goods, Crate and Barrel and Ikea, here I come!


Holly Gruszka said...

That quick update to the mirror gave it new life - it's perfect! And even better you got the hubs approval - that's the hardest part. Oooh...a shopping trip in your future - fun!!! It's really starting to come together.

Cassie Bustamante said...

so far so fun! looking forward to seeing the rest!

Lisa @ Lisa Moves said...

looks good! I love coral.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Pretty. I love the coral, I can't wait to see it sprinkled throughout your living room.

I had so much fun in Denver weekend before last, so much shopping!

I can't wait to see your room come together.

Kristine @ Lovely Again by Kris said...

It's like a totally new mirror! Fantastic! I'm so glad your hubby is diggin' it too, that's a great pop of color.

Sadie + Stella said...

LOVE it!! So excited to see the room come together!

jandjhome said...

I'm loving the coral. The rug is gorgeous. Are you going to use it in your space?