Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wicker Mirror in Exotic Sea


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.


I had my staff take a look at it…


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!


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!).


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


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


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!


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



Unknown said...

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

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 of Diana Rambles said...

Looks great!

Justina McNear 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 @

familytribe said...

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


Elise Engh 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!