Dining Room Mirror Makeover
This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape for Bower Power’s Frog Tape Fridays. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Goodbye goldie locks. It’s not me….it was you. The brownish orangey tone just wasn’t my cup of joe…errr…cup of Jer
Anything would be better in my book than the current finish…so it came next in our whirlwind dining room makeover. The first thing I did was wipe it all down (it’s like a dust magnet and that is a big no-no when it comes to painting). I then covered up the mirror part with FrogTape and brown paint paper so that it would be easy to clean up.
Time for painting…here’s what I used: Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 Primer & Rustoleum Paint n Primer in one in white. I love the Zinsser primer. It’s like Taylor Swift…it really does stick to everything. I feel like 32 sister
I chose to go with the satin paint over the primer because I wanted the mirror to be more subtle than the effect that a gloss would give. And yes, the Rustoleum has primer in it but I’ve found that a light dusting of the Zinsser primer helps things stick just a smidge better.
A few coats later, I have one very white mirror. So much better than the orange.
I went ahead and hung it up after removing the paper and tape…it immediately was more my style.
Doesn’t it look so much better against the dark gray? I love the contrast.
Oh and some folks were asking for a wide open shot of the dining room. It’s in transition right now so please don’t think this is finished by any means. I asked Jer to pull this old table out of storage (and we had to pick up the glass top from the friend he rented from 7 years ago!!). I love the table but it’s obviously too small for this space for long term. But it’s a nice stand-in till my new beauty arrives…aka…when we find the time to drive up to Chattanooga, rent a uhaul and bring it home
I think I might just go ahead and paint the base just for kicks. And I need sconces. I took out the old ones…they just weren’t screaming dining room to me.
oh and ignore the too-short curtains. I had three…the fourth curtain was left at the old house in the bathroom…and obviously they are high-watering it. I just wanted to see how the dark brown looked. The linen looks really good to me….it’s now just a waiting game till I can either go to Ikea to buy the longer ones or make my own.
Another random note….I like the round pendant light in here with the round table but I’m unsure how it will look with the large rectangular table-to-be. Anyone out there with a rectangular table and a round pendant? If we don’t love it, I guess I could switch it out with the kitchen table light. We’ll have to wait and see what looks best I guess.
So there you have it folks…new life in an old mirror. I think Jer’s great aunt would be surprised to see how modern her mirror looks now…it definitely doesn’t look like it got a bad self-tan anymore, right?!