Recently I purchased a Groupon for this great used furniture store in Colorado Springs called Platte Furniture. They had a ton of interesting things, but I fell in love with this old, gigantic mirror:
The mirror was priced at $150; however, with my Groupon it ended up costing me $40 - not bad for a HUGE, intricate mirror. I always think a good mirror can make a room. Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of intricate mirrors like this with white frames:
Below is an example from One Kings Lane. This mirror is actually much smaller than the one I purchased: but, as you can see from the price, it’s quite a bit more expensive.
No worries - this is an EASY fix. The first step is to clean the mirror.
After you are done cleaning the frame, grab some painter’s tape and newspaper to mask off your mirror. I also put a large board on top just for added protection, but thick layers of newspaper should work as long as you tape off ALL gaps. In an open area that’s exposed to outside air, go ahead and spray paint the frame with a primer spray paint.
Allow the primer to dry and then apply your first coat of the final spray paint color. Spray paint is really perfect for this job because the frame is so detailed.
Also, don’t feel you have to go with white. I’ve seen some cool rooms where the majority of the room is neutral and then they add pizazz with a cool pop of color. Something like this (click on picture to go to source):
And here’s the finished product …
I’m still working on my dining room. I want to add drapes and some candle sconces on the wall. One project at a time, though! If you want to see how I made-over the dresser below, click here.
CELEBRATORY WINE: Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, $9.00. This is a light and airy wine at a great cost, (just like my mirror)! It’s also a great summer wine. CHEERS!