There is a space in my cottage apartment that needs some help. The large wall in the living/dining area has always been a quandary for me since the day I moved in. With a little TLC, ingenuity and and very little money-I was able to design a Thrifted Mirror Gallery Painted with Homemade Chalk Paint and NOW I love it.
With thrifted mirrors, nailed and scattered across the wall, I knew there was a way to make a beautiful space. But I was stumped…As you can see in the picture below.
Before I go on, I wanted to let you know that this post is organized as part of The Thrifty Style Team hosted by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate.
I have been a huge fan of the style you can find at Anthropologie. I can browse through there for hours and be inspired by every set of glasses, measuring cups, bath salts, drawer pulls, bed sheets, clothing, candles, bold colors, and home accessories.
When it came to designing this large wall, I knew I needed some color like Anthrpologie would have in their store. A dark color. Which is unusual for me. I tend to lean towards light blue, coral or gray. But the walls in this cottage apartment are taupe/eggshell with a pink hue.
As I pondered over colors at Lowe’s, I thought about using black to paint the frames of these mirrors. Hmmm…It was just too stark. But then I came across Salty Dog, by Valspar. Oh my goodness! This was THE color I was looking for. Not only would it highlight the mirrors, but look fabulous against the wall.
The description on back of the paint sample spoke to me. You know, as in giving me the nudge I needed. It WAS the direction I wanted to go.
Oh my goodness! Look at the details on the mirrors! They pop with beautiful depth and style. Where as before they were bland and lacked personality. The transformation process was fun to watch.
NOW they looked more Anthropolgie style. Exactly what I wanted.
Even though the mirrors are hanging in the exact same spot above my thrifted Victorian buffet-it looks like a whole new space.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you! I did not pay more than $10.00 for any one mirror. I LOVE when that happens, don’t you?
I think this is probably one of my favorite projects. My husband loves it, as well. He keeps telling me, “You have done a lot of projects that I like. But THIS is my FAVORITE, for sure!”
I hope you have been inspired by my Thrifted Mirror Gallery Painted with Homemade Chalk Paint. Hopefully you will now pick a paint color that is a little out of your comfort zone and enjoy the transformation process.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It’s always a pleasure to have you here.
Before you leave be sure to check out all of the Affordable and Stylish Home Decorating Ideas from the Thrifty Style Team. Everything is linked below. Enjoy and have fun!
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