Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wicker Mirror in Exotic Sea

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I used to have one of these mirrors in the 80s I think….I have always liked the real wicker, but wasn’t sure what to do with it to update. I found this one in great shape for $6 and brought it home with me.  In the past I had one painted white, but wanted something with more color.

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I had my staff take a look at it…

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They really didn’t have much to say about the project, so I took it upon myself to go to my stash of paint.  I used one of the colors I got from my $75 Lowe’s gift card shopping spree—Exotic Sea Gloss!

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I took the mirror apart and replaced the cardboard back with a pressboard scrap I had in the garage (after I painted the wicker of course!).

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Spray painted it with the Valspar Spray Paint with Primer.  It goes on smoothly and evenly and gives a perfect finish…

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My assistant is pleased I think…actually he always looks like that so I don’t know what’s up with him. 

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Here’s the wall while I am still working on it…had to get it tweaked just right.  Eventually I hung a big starfish in the collection and I am pleased with that!

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I may be linking up to some of these great parties!

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9 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

It turned out beautiful - and love how it works in the grouping!
Have a wonderful Sunday
hugs,
Suzan

Schulz Family said...

visiting from sewing barefoot. This is gorgeous. Love the blue and looks so good in your lounge

Donna Wilkes said...

The wall is looking good - the shape of the starfish added interest. The blue of the mirror goes great with the candlesticks. The Dedicated House has started a Blue Friday party you might be interested in. I linked my blue stuff last week and really enjoyed it.

Rustown Mom said...

I love it - and I like that everything goes together, but isn't matchy-matchy. Also, the addition of the smaller items makes it more interesting!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Looks great!

Justina Marie said...

It turned out great! I love the pops of blue in your livingroom. I am a new follower from the 'Creative Princess' blog hop :)

Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

Tresa@710southmain said...

The mirror looks great. I love your grouping. Very nice! I'm terrible at deciding how to place things together on the walls.

Tresa

Elise@growcreative said...

Nice makeover... it looks great! I just recently spray painted an old thrifted mirror too. It was plastic, not wicker, so I guess it's not quite as classy. Oh well!

Sara said...

I love your new mirror and it looks great in its new hanging space!