Remember that federal-style convex mirror I picked up a month or so ago at a thrift store?
A couple coats of spray paint later, and here she (he?) is now!
I thought about spraying her (yes, I've decided the mirror is a she now that she's all purdy!) a fun color, but in the end I just couldn't picture it anything but a nice glossy white -- especially after Megan at House of Goodin shared her lightened-and-brightened convex mirror. Doesn't it totally pop against that gorgeous navy wall? I'm totally in love with it!
The mirror is held in the frame by six screws, so I just unscrewed those and popped the mirror out. The frame was dusty and grungy, so I cleaned it with some 409 before spraying it with some Rustoleum primer, then two (three?) coats of Rustoleum Painters Touch gloss white spray paint. I already had the paint on hand, so this transformation was free...my favorite kind!
It's not a perfect paint job, but no one will notice unless they've got their nose pressed up against it. Which I really hope no one does. 'Cause that would be weird.
Let's see a before and after side by side, yes?
I've got the mirror in the kitchen right now, but eventually I think she'll end up in the office...if we ever get around to finishing that redo... I think it'll pop even more against the darker gray walls we have in there.
If you look really hard in the reflection, you can see a sneak peek of another project I'm working on. Can't wait to show you the final results!
I hope you all have a fantastic Labor Day weekend, and get to soak up that little last bit of summer.