Back in September I was inspired by a photo I found in the Pottery Barn catalog. Basically it was to add a mirror to this gold frame:
Even though it was inspired by Pottery Barn, I just never have loved it. The gold is too yellow for me and I’m not really a “gold” person anyway.
My mantra lately has been to “add more color” around my house. I always play it safe with neutral colors, but it’s so fun to see a brightly painted piece in a room. I’ve already “added more color” recently by painting my entry table Avocado:
I love having color in my house so much that I decided to tackle this gold mirror once and for all!
First I gave it several coats of Rustoleum white Primer.
Then I busted out this super fun Krylon color called Blue Ocean Breeze in a gloss finish.
It’s already looking more fun!
Now it’s time to install the mirror again. Last time I installed the mirror, I used Duct Tape:
But after several months of sitting upright the mirror slid through the Duct Tape and kinda fell out of the frame. Fortunately the mirror was fine, but I knew Duct Tape wasn’t going to work long term for me.
After trying to use a staple gun, and then a hammer and nails, neither of which worked, it finally dawned on me to use my most favorite crafting supply in the world:
Fo’ shizzle. This little trick worked totally awesomespice. It took about 10 or more sticks, but once the glue dried, this mirror isn’t going anywhere!
Check it out!
Finally it was time to hang it. Using the piano as a ladder and just “eyeballing it”, I hammered in some nails and hung this puppy up.
I love the color. I wasn’t sure about how it looked on the gray wall initially. I was hoping it would pop more against the wall color. But I really do like it. I think it’s going to look even more fab once I finally paint the lamps and maybe add a little embellishment to the shades. And of course, some day I’ll get around to painting the piano.
All this color around my house is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’m loving the outcome so much!