Initially, I wasn’t going to do a separate post on this project-simply because it was
just too darn easy! I figured I’d just slip it into my final foyer reveal post. But every
time I walk through the foyer-I can’t help but smile, because I am SO in love with this
piece-that I just had to share it all with you now!!
Remember when I posted about this old mirror frame a few months ago??? I told you that
I’d found it up in our attic shortly after I moved in. Back then I was just starting the
renovations on the house-and I really didn’t have any place to put it. So….I placed
it in the back of one of our guest room closets-and there it sat. Until…I re-discovered
it while doing some Spring cleaning.
The wheels in my head began to turn-and if you remember that post-you’ll
remember I thought I would turn it into a headboard!!! WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
All I can say is-thank goodness I had too many other projects to work on-and once
again put the mirror frame aside.
Because one day-while I was searching for some inspiration for another project-I found
this GORGEOUS mirror at Restoration Hardware!!! I LOVED it-but the price tag literally
made my eyes bug out of my head!! $1200!!! No way!!!
And then another light bulb went off in my head!!! (Hubby hates when that happens
because it usually means work for him!)
**Sorry, the photo’s are a bit iffy-but the foyer gets very little natural light
(the only windows are stain glassed)!!
Well….it did mean a little work for both of us-but like I said-it was SO easy!!!
All this beautiful piece really needed was a little TLC-and of course… a mirror!
The first step was giving this old girl (yes, I assign genders to my projects-is that weird??)
a cook coating of moisturizer, as the wood had obviously seen better days before sitting
in the attic!! After I let that soak in-I wiped any excess off-and let it dry overnight.
The next step was adding just a teeny bit of color. I didn’t want it too dark-so I chose
Antique Brown by MINWAX. It took 2 coats total+ one coat of poly, and that was it!!
Oh-except we did have to get the mirror, which hubby installed, ($35.00 at our local
hardware store), as well two D ring’s (100 lb weight) and wire for hanging.
($3.49 at Walmart).
We are waiting on a light fixture for the foyer (we hope it arrives this week), and then
I’ll finally be able to reveal the foyer makeover!! In the meantime-I have one more
project ( this one requires a bit more of hubby’s help), which I’ll be sharing with
you on Monday!
Have an awesome Thursday!
Blessings and hugs,
I’ll be linking up to these parties-so stop on over and be inspired!!!