Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thrift Store Mirror

The new mirror was put up today by my handy hubby and we love how it turned out!

To start with, I bought this mirror at the Thrift Store (you can find so many wonderful things there) after spying it for weeks. After much waiting and a little bit of anticipation, I decided to purchase it and knew exactly where I could put it.

Okay, so this is the mirror I found at the Thrift Store recently and I couldn't wait to paint the frame before putting it up on our wall!

I knew the mirror would look great on this empty wall upstairs so I leaned it on our ottoman just to give me a quick idea of how it would look once it was painted and placed on the wall.
Plus, it was a good place to put the mirror until I could actually start painting.  :)

So what did I use to paint this huge mirror's frame?

If you guessed a paint by Sherwin Williams, you would be correct! But what color exactly?

The color is called Accessible Beige, but I did get a small sample of this color at Lowe's (color matched). I didn't want to buy new paint just to paint this mirror, so I looked around the house for something we already had that could work and Accessible Beige was the winner!

It actually looks a little bit like an off white color here but has beige/gray tones which goes well next to our upstairs wall color, Wool Skein.

It took a few coats to get this puppy (a.k.a. the mirror) just right but it was worth all the extra painting needed.

I also used old magazine pages and Frog tape to cover the mirror itself so there weren't any paint spills on the mirror.

After painting, I placed our mirror in a spot where it could dry.

And now for the BIG reveal!!!

My handy hubby hung the mirror up because 1.) It's a pretty heavy piece and 2.) He is better at the whole measuring thing than I am...which is a good thing because I like to hang a lot of things on our walls. 

I love how the paint on the frame ties in with the wall color and the trim!

Please ignore the big ottoman below the mirror!

I am planning on using canvas dropcloth to cover the ottoman and possible doing something special with the top of the ottoman...but that will be for another post at another time. 

Have you hung a mirror up in your home lately?

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful, just going to do something similar with my large $7 purchase!


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