Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DIY-AF: My Small Mirror Project

I purchased this mirror at a yard sale a while back. Although I liked the shape, it looked like a mass-produced piece from the 60's and the gold was definitely skewing cheap amd gaudy. It stayed temporarily in my dining room until I found a new location for it in a corner of my living room, where it opened up and brightened a corner.
I painted out part of the mirror with a sample can of Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray, sanding off some of the finish on the appliques. It's so nice to AF (and finish!) my small DIY project. Next project - get the right sized harp for that lamp...
WINNERS from Giveaway: DecoGirl and Brian you are the winners of the passes to the Design Center of Northern VA but I don't have your contact info. Please email me at mynottinghill -at- so I can give you the details. Thanks! Michele


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

that was a smart idea! Janell

Karena said...

Michele I love how your paint totally changed the look! Excellent!


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Luciane at said...

Great post and fantastic idea! I'll keep this in mind! :-)

Have a great day!


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A Perfect Gray said...

wow. a world of difference. great job. donna

Ann said...

Looks great- so much better!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Very nice. It really doesn't have that "DIY look" it looks more 1st dibs to me.

Renée Finberg said...

'small mirror project'
sounds like a code that would come out of the CIA.
love all of it!

xx ;)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

This mirror is beautiful, and I love what you have done with it! It is in the perfect place.

robyn said...

What a transformation, a little paint made!

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Gwen Driscoll said...

Looks so pretty! Great job!

helen tilston said...

I love the effect of the F&B gray against the gilded gold
You have a keen eye for detail. Thanks for sharing

Party Resources said...

I love it!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

What a big impact that small change made!

Love it with the gray paint!!!
xo Elizabeth

A.J.Barnes said...

Now that really looks great! Good job!

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