The other day, while perusing through a local thrift store, I discovered this mirror.
While I'm not exactly obsessed with fake gold frames, I did love the detail on the frame. I knew it could be quite pretty with a little bit of love and kindness. I taped off the mirror part.
Next, I gave it a nice clean coat of white spray paint.
After that was dry, I gave it my very favorite treatment for pieces like this....glaze. Mmmm! I just love how glaze makes details POP! It gives things such a lovely vintage look too.
This mirror had quite a bit of age spots on the mirror itself. Not very lovely to a lot of people, but I like it. It lends to the antique feel I tried to give the paint job.
I hung it on my stairway wall. The idea of hanging it here being, to have a gallery wall eventually.
I've had my eye out for interesting frames, mirrors, signs and such that I might want to collect on this wall. I'm very particular that they have some "interest" about them though. I think this mirror does, and it is a good start.
I'm a little miffed that the air conditioning vent has to be on my gallery wall of interesting things. Humph. I suppose I'll just have to imagine its not there, and be thankful I have air conditioning to start with!
I'm sure I'll have fun finding things to fill up the rest of the space. I trek up and down those stairs fifty million times a day as the kiddos' room is at the top...I'll certainly enjoy having something other than a blank wall to stare at when I get it all done!
"I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:6
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