Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mirror Mirror Now Hung On My Wall!

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So I have had an entry way that has been screaming for a mirror for some time now. I didn’t mind spending the money to buy something nice..but I just never could find the right mirror for the space. I have a half moon console table, so something square or rectangular just really seemed like it would be off. I thought an oval or circle mirror would be perfect, but I just haven’t been able to find one that I really liked…or at least liked enough to stomach the price tag. Here is what my entry was wall looked like before:

Really dull right? And definitely in need of something. So I have been searching craigslist online for a mirror when I came across this little gem! (and I forgot to take a “before” picture before I started taping…but you can get the general idea.

It was more than I wanted to spend (it was listed for $49), but when I got to see it up close, I quickly realized that it is actually carved wood with appliques! It isn’t that cheapo molding that you usually find on these classically ornate gold frames…so I thought it was definitely worth the price tag!

So I put 2 coats of Kilz stain & odor blocker primer on it...

and then added 4-5 coats (one whole can) of Krylon hi-gloss white spray paint, and finished up with 3 coats of gloss Verathane brand polyurethane (also in the spray can form). I am so happy with the way it came out!

I was a little worried at first, seeing that when I took the paper off the front I realized that some of the spray paint had seeped through and made its way onto the mirror’s surface. I quickly got out the Windex and that solved the problem (whew!).

I have had it finished for some time now, but never was able to hang it up (keep in mind that it is wood and so it is heavy!), but last night my Man Friend helped me hang it…ok, he hung it all himself…and the picky lady that I am made him do it 3 times so the spacing on it was perfect!

It is really nice to see the first-wall-you-see-when-you-walk-in go from this!


  1. The mirror turned out beautifully! Love all the white on white; The spots of yellow from your flowers shows up really well! :) Following along now thru Under $100 Party thru Beyond The Picket Fence. Pam @ Sallygoodin

  2. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans! The mirror looks great and I love the color. I am a new follower.

  3. Wow!! That looks much better! I LOVE the color you used! Visiting from Night Owl Crafting

  4. It looks gorgeous! Great find, it has beautiful detail!

    Just noticed the person above my comment spells her name like me and that is rare!

  5. Beautiful, I love WHITE! i LOVE THE CONSOLE table and your decor pieces you added. The mirror looks fab. Thanks so much for linking too. Also, I don't see craftomaniac...linked on your post. If I am mistaken then forgive me. Otherwise, I would appreciate it if you would link craftomaniac. Thanks again sooo much for linking up. Have a great day. Jenn

  6. That turned out so well! Both the table and the mirror both look great against the wall colors you chose - great job!

  7. This looks great, I love your paint stripes too, great job! You've been really busy lately!

  8. The wall definately needed that mirror! It looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  9. Looks so good! I love mirrors with character like this one.