Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ombre's the Hombre.



I don't have much time to blog right now, but I wanted to show you a project I completed last night.  It's not technically one I need to get done right now as there are a few others that are higher on the priority list - like getting the rearranged rooms back in order, but it's not like you can move furniture after the kids are in bed, right?

Anyway, I was handed down this mirror that had belonged to my grandmother.  It took forever for Nick to hang it because he thought it was ugly (not going to mince words here) which I completely did not understand because I spent years looking in that mirror that hung at the end of the hallway in my grandmother's house and it had a history plus it is freaking amazing.  Okay, so you'll probably fall on one side or the other about the mirror once you see it, but you should at least all agree what nostalgia will do to a person.  Like when you think you have the cutest babies ever and then they grow up and you look back at the baby pictures and still think they're the cutest ever but you're more willing to admit that there might actually be cuter babies out there.  It's like that.

So here's the mirror:


Sorry for the crappy picture.  It was late and I had spent all day nursing my husband's "man cold" while protecting him from children who clearly were unaware that the full moon had already passed.  I just stopped caring at this point.

Here was my inspiration (from Pinterest):


Here were my Blue Solo Cups, I filled them up, Proceed to painting, proceed to painting:  


Seriously, 100 points to whoever gets that.  I actually had a really hard time deciding on a color/whether I actually wanted to change the mirror forever.   I went back and forth and back and forth and BACK AND FORTH.  Yellow, teal, yellow, teal...grey? Should I? Shouldn't I?

Well, I did. 

Here is the after:


Up close it's got a fun, hand painted look to it, which I think makes it look a little more authentic.  I was afraid that if I had spray painted it a solid color it would have a cheap, plastic-y look to it and I would have cried.  This isn't where it will live, this is just where it was previously hanging.  Eventually we'll be hanging it in the guest room where I think it will play nicely with the grey walls we're painting and I'll be able to get a better picture of it.

Have you made anything old look new again by using a fun color?  Tell me about it! =D

2 comments:

Jackie said...

I think it was beautiful to begin with, but I'm a nostalgic person.

Oh, and I get 100 points, I totally got it.

On One Hand said...

I agree, Jackie =) I loved it before, but I LOVE it now :D

That song is ALWAYS on when I get in the car...and as dumb as it is, it never gets old! hahaha

~Carley

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