I decided it was time to change. We had been settled in our new house for almost a month and our living room still contained a mirror sheathed in bubble wrap leaning up against the wall. My parents recently downsized and didn't have space for the mirror anymore so I was happy to take it off their hands.
It was a tad too ornate for my liking, but I figured that a coat of bright paint might bring it new life.
|Mirror BEFORE: a bit too fancy pants for my liking|
|Araucana Teal and Egg Yolk by Martha Stewart Living|
As if by fate, I came across this photo in my House & Home magazine. Michael Penney, a style editor for the magazine, used Araucana Teal to update the console in his front entry. I was happily suprised to see that it was the exact same paint chip that caught my attention at Home Depot and that it added a nice pop of colour to the room. My choice was made.
This past weekend, with fresh paint in hand, I covered the mirror in newspaper and learned a new skill - how to use a paint sprayer.
|The paint sprayer saves a lot of time and creates a smooth finish - no brush strokes here!|
|The finished product|
I lucked out when it it came to accessorizing. The teal cake plate with my jewellery was found at The Bay for $10. It's a gorgeous Asian-inspired print by Maxwell Williams and the colour matches perfectly. The line is called Kimono. They have matching mugs and tea cups which I'm tempted to run back and buy.
I found the beautiful teal glass tumbler at a store I recently discovered downtown called Willow Studio. It's made of hand-blown glass and can be used as a bud vase, candle holder, drinking glass, etc. They are made by a company called glass.ful and come in a rainbow of colours.
|This picture from their website makes me want to run out and buy a few more colours.|