I know for people like Annie this post is a travesty, I’m getting rid of the gold on a mirror… don’t get me wrong, I think this mirror could work beautifully in some spaces. It’s from my Nana’s house, but when she died three days short of her 108th birthday (crazy, right? And she ate lard when she was younger… I don’t get it) no one else wanted this mirror except for AJ and I.
Before I get into painting it, let me show you that I fully appreciate a well placed gold mirror (just not in our master bedroom):
or, this gorgeous room and mirror:
Ever since we got the mirror I was thinking of using some of Rustoleum’s metallic spray paint to make it silver to jive with our space but then, after looking at our walls painted Benjamin Moore’s Moonshine we thought it may blend in too much if the mirror was painted silver… and then inspiration from Country Living magazine this month hit:
I could do our dressy mirror in glossy white, right? That’s a hesitant ‘right’… I was a little nervous but figured I could always re-spray it the silver look if it looked hideous (ahhh, the glories of spray paint). And you know me, I think white paint covers a multitude of sins. Here was our mirror before:
Between what it looked like above and what it looks like right now I used the highly recommended Zinsser’s oil-based cover primer and then Rustoleum’s Glossy White Spray paint. I covered the mirror with old paper and then was able to easily scrape, with a razor, any paint that managed to get onto the mirror. Here it is with one coat of primer:
Okay, now let’s talk about how fun, and inexpensive, paperwhites are? Aren’t they great? We got these bulbs and in a few weeks they were looking like this, basically someone who could only handle a cactus could handle these.
Between Naps on the Porch