We’re in the final stages of our addition upstairs. We are painting bookcases, accessorizing shelves, hanging art….all the fun stuff! We’ve still got a daybed to build, but that’s coming soon too.
I wanted to show you my latest project for the writing room bathroom.
I had plans the whole time to frame a builder’s mirror with lots of molding and personalizing it with white and distressing. We added up total costs and honestly, it was going to get a little expensive. So, when I found this beautiful antique mirror at our local antique shop
for $35, I might add, I snagged it up pretty quickly.
I love all the carving and detail. All the carvings are solid wood, and they’re not perfect…there’s some chipping and pieces broken. I don’t mind that at all, of course, and my plan had been to paint it a creamy white. But as I got it painted, it looked too expected.
I then distressed it with a sanding block, and used my Valspar Metal and Patina glaze on top to give it some aging and a totally unique look. I love how it turned out….
You like my flash peeking around the corner?
And, yes, you’re getting a sneak peek of the bathroom upstairs. It’s almost done!
I love that even the mirror has a couple of imperfections…when you see the whole room you’ll know why I wanted a little “imperfect” thrown in there. It was getting quite a bit romantic….and i like romantic, but not fussy.
Pieces like the chippy mirror (that now looks like it came from a salvage yard) and a pot of driftwood give the room some weight and rustic comfort…..cleaning up all that frilly-ness.
Come back tomorrow for a giveaway and the bathroom reveal!
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