Here is what I used:
- Wide frame round mirror (clearance find at Garden Ridge 2013)
- 1 drop cloth (folded on table for extra protection)
- 1 Chip brush
- 1 small sponge stick
- 1 small detail painters brush
- Clark & Kensington Vanilla (sample jar from Ace)
- Ralph Lauren antique gold (had from last year - qt. from Home Depot)
- Ebony stain (picked up a qt. for $2 last year at a local builder supply store)
- Covered the well-lit kitchen dining table with the drop cloth.
- Wiped down the mirror with a damp cloth (to remove dust).
- No tape needed - I just gave two coats of vanilla to the center wide band.
- Sponge wiped the edge + inner rim with the RL gold paint.
- Detailed inner rim with the ebony stain, which allowed some of the existing burnished gold to still come through.
old basic round mirror
rough brushed wide rim with vanilla
after 2 coats of vanilla, painted edge + inner rim with sponge in gold...
Yes - I love my black, but for Spring & Summer, I love to lighten up!
Besides renewing the mirror with white & gold, I'm also refreshing the dining room with a major dose of green, white and gold. If you've followed me over the years, you know I also love are shades of green and my beloved palm fronds - which even though we're back east, have been hard to come by - especially during the winter months. What to do when you you want to surround yourself with a atmosphere you love? Create it yourself...
Here's a sneak peek of another paint project I'm working on inside, to not only refresh the dining room, but also update a console I scored from thrift & refinished back in FL in 2006... again re-using existing pieces collected over time, injecting color with paint sample jars, and layering in a new palm print pattern with existing textiles...
Color inspiration from Carolina thrift finds - vintage creamer, gravy boat & books...
Sample jars - on sale for $5 at Sherwin Williams - perfect for small projects such as painted furniture makeovers...
Collected inspiration from a design book (surprise! NOT Pinterest!), framed photograph wall art (I created back in FL in 2008), fabric samples old (lattice) and new (palm print - banana leaf)
Since the room foundation is already neutral (grey walls called Porpoise from Behr paint) with white trim & dark wood floors, it makes creating seasonal changes super easy - and without the cost of a major renovation. Ideally, I'd like to cover the top portion of the walls in grass-cloth and add moldings below the dado (chair rail), but those changes can't quite fit in the budget at this time - and that's just fine.
Here are a few projects from the past where I've also used palms, greens and whites...
What projects are you up to this winter?
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