I have been on a serious living room kick in the past few weeks, including this fab five-minute mirror makeover.
Back before I painted, here was the living room. Lots of golds and browns – very warm and cozy. I didn’t hate it, but was ready for a change and was eager to use more blues.
I did paint the room an icy blue and had planned to use a lot of neutrals and whites in the room. You know that white washed thing is so popular right now. But, in reality, it’s not totally me. I like adding a little color with it. I ended up painting a herringbone scrap wood art for the living room a few weeks ago, and that suddenly helped focus my plan.
When I thought I was going with neutrals, I bought this fabulous, large clock from Pier 1 and was about to get rid of my mirror. I’m so glad I didn’t. I returned the clock (sigh), and decided to paint the frame of the mirror instead. Here’s a close-up of the “before.”
I grabbed some turquoise latex paint I bought for the room and added some Plaster of Paris, to help the paint adhere to the metal. Then, with a dry brush, I lightly painted the frame of the mirror. I didn’t want to use too much paint because I wanted the frame to look antique and allow the dark, brassy color to show.
Seriously, it was that easy. Very sloppily brush on some paint. Allow to dry. Then hang. DONE!
I’m super excited how it turned out. Here’s a little preview of the mantle.
Check out my potpourri birdcage. LOVE THAT!!
And I bought this little ladder when I went to Luckett’s with my friend Liz, Naptime Decorator, for the Hometalk Meet-up. I think I spent only a few dollars on it. It was a steal!
And of course, my sweet little painted mason jars with flowers I showed you earlier this week.
What do you think? What items have you given a makeover recently?
Hope you enjoyed my 5 minutes or Less Mirror Makeover,
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The mirror looks great! What a great addition to add more color!
Ah, you are a girl after my own heart. I, too, have been changing things out for blue. I blogged about it here,
I love the updated mirror, Jocie- the blue looks so fresh and pretty. In my house, if it isn’t purple, it’s probably blue! 🙂
Love the mirror! I especially like how you applied the paint to make it look a bit aged. =)
Oooo, I love that little bit of brown peeking through! And that potpourri bird cage is TOO cute!
Looks so beautiful, Jocie!
Oh yes it looks amazing….love it!!
Love how bright and fresh it all looks. And that bookcase, looove the bookcase!
Love your mantle! It’s so fresh looking!
I love the color! And the distressed look 🙂
Jocie this absolutely stunning! What a great choice!!! It really makes the room pop!
Hi Jocie, it’s absolutely beautiful! Love the color you chose.
love the new color- so pretty and really softens it!
I love simple make overs like your mirror Jocie. A little paint sure can make a big difference, can’t it? I looks so pretty with all your other things on your mantel too.