Here is a before and after of the makeover I did on my Grandma's old mirror.
I've always loved this mirror, ever since I was a girl and it hung in my Grandparents entry way above their Louis style phone table (which I also inherited but haven't found a place for yet).
Glen's never been a big fan of this mirror as he says it's 'too Gothic' hence it's been hiding away in the cupboard since we moved into this house.
But as a part of my never ending bedroom makeover project I decided to paint the mirror white and it will go above our bed against the dark feature wall. What do you think?
Glen's given it the thumbs up. It's still not quite his taste but I think the white has softened the 'gothicness' for him.
It's a very heavy mirror, I think it's made of plaster or something. And it felt a bit wrong to paint it white (like I was covering over history or something) but I figured it's better for it to be white and be used and appreciated than to be gold/bronze and be hiding away in a cupboard. I felt a bit like Sir Arthur Evans who discovered and tried to recreate and mess with the Minoan ruins. Hehehee, have you noticed I always get a bit too philosophical about things :)
Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together.
Have a great day,