Mirror Obsession Continues

I guess I have a thing for ugly mirrors.  Who knew?

Take this guy....



The detail is pretty but the gold just wasn't doing it for me! 
Nothing a little spray paint can't fix.




And then comes the next important question....where do I hang it?? 

This leads to a decorating tip from me, the professional (ha!).  If you see something that you REALLY like and it fits in with the overall style of your house, purchase it.  Even if you don't know where you will put it in your house...purchase it.  You will find a place! 

After some thought, I realized that I just wasn't digging the way our hall table looked (for more reasons than a lack of mirror)....



After hanging the mirror, purchasing a $6 Target lamp shade, and relocating some accessories I already had around the house...here is the hall table today....


If only mirrors were easier to photograph...
And how long do poinsettas live?  Ours is still going strong...

Master Bath

Our master bath was an after thought.  Sad, but true. 

We love the floor plan but the finishes were given little thought.  The room was one of our last rooms to make decisions in and by that point we just really didn't care and picked whatever was the least expensive but still seemed ok. 

The mirrors were no exception.  Hello, contractor mirrors. Yuck. 

So we made a change!  We painted some trim black and stuck it to the mirror with some silicone based adhesive caulk. Easy! 

Let's take a look at how the bathroom started..(I SWORE we took "before" pictures but they are nowhere to be found)....

So here it is from long ago...



 And here it is today...


Nate's side is getting no love in this blog post....


Differences from the original picture:
  • The trim around the mirror.
  • Cabinet hardware which was originally nickle and then we spray painted black.
  • New faucets.  Maybe I'll post about this some other day...
And my favorite part of the bathroom....the claw foot tub that we had refinished...



The master bath is pretty much finished....oh wait, nothing is finished at our house! 

My mom recently asked me if I could just be happy and content with something in our house...
and the answer was and still is "no"..........maybe someday.....maybe...but what fun would that be......

Mirror, Mirror on the Mudroom Wall

Let's start the week off with my favorite...a before and after!

I've had my eye on this mirror (for sale at a local resale store) for a few months but just couldn't decide what I would do with it.



Michelle: "Nate, what do you think of this mirror?"
Nate: "You're going to paint it, right?" (with a hint of disgust and annoyance because I asked during football playoffs)

Of course I'm going to paint it!!

I even hung it in the mudroom all by my little self!

I purchased it while "junk" shopping this week-end with my childhood friend, Melissa.  I found it along with many other bargains which I will share throughout the week!!

Next Monday will be the headboard's big reveal (read about the project here).  (It just needs a coat of primer and some paint which I won't be able to get to until this week-end...darn job cutting into my decorating time)  Big week ahead!