Two weeks ago I set out to paint some mirrors. The large one turned out like this and is now happily displayed above a cute little secretaries desk in our living room, adding a pop of color. The smaller Ikea mirrors went into hiding for awhile after being painted....
These mirrors were initially painted to be put up like this, one solid color, BEHR orange sherbet. After they sat in our second bedroom (that is serving as a large storage closet at the moment) for almost 2 weeks, I decided they needed some sprucing up. Since I did not jump to get them up on the wall as soon as the last coat of paint dried, I knew they needed something more. I was not completely sold on the all orange sherbet look. They felt a little 1980s beach house. I had been drawn to some orange and green color combos when browsing images, and I decided what I needed to do to the mirrors. Add in some green to the sherbet orange.
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|Mark English Architects|
Orange sherbet and celery sprig nautical stripe? Exactly what I was thinking!
I went with a sample size of BEHR celery sprig for $2.94 at Home Depot.
I got out my blue painter's tape, alternated spacing out 1", 2", and 3" stripesI had a level handy to make sure everything was straight and evenly spaced, but honestly it was relatively easy to eye the spacing and do it ad lib. I also needed to add picture hanging hardware on the backs. Then I was ready to get painting.
Two coats later, and an hour of drying time, then the tape came off. The sprucing up went very well, don't you agree? An easy way to add some interest in my bathroom, and in no time at all.
Somebody was so excited about how the mirrors turned out that she had to roll around and play with her ball, unable to contain herself and longer. If you don't remember from before what the bare walls in our bathroom looked like, you can see here (although, bare walls pretty much all look the same, don't they.)
What's collecting dust and stored at of sight at your house that could use a little makeover? I'd love for you to share your projects with me. Ready, set, repurpose.