Step One of creating an entryway in the living room is done! The mirror that has been in my parents' basement for as long as I can remember now has a home. I even got Corey to hang it up for this post!
I had to give it some TLC first. A little piece came off as I was wiping the mirror down:
So I got some wood glue and glued it back in:
And the bottom right corner had more of a gap than I liked:
So I filled it with some wood glue before I painted:
You can see in those close ups above that the mirror frame was in rough shape. I sanded the frame a bit to rough it up to take the paint better and to help smooth out some of the chips. In the following pictures you can see the process I went through:
|Adding test colors (all test pots from painting the main floor)|
|Went with Benjamin Moore's Ocean Breeze which is the accent wall in the dining room|
And here is the piece I glued back in:
Here it is hung!
I had been thinking I'd hang it to the right of the door, but Corey suggested over here and I wanted to try it out. It's not to hard to rehang if we do want to put a bookshelf there in a couple years.
And here it is on the mirror frame:
It certainly packs more punch in the dining room, but I like the pop of color on the wall and the continuity of paint colors in the house.
Next up is building hooks for coats. I can't wait to stop hanging stuff on the backs of the dining room chairs!