I want to start off by apologizing for the poor photo quality. I certainly don’t claim to be a photographer, but I like to give my people nice pictures to look at. Butttttttttt….there was no natural light, so it is what it is. Moving on.
Well, as you probably figured out, it was a mirror. And a beaut she is! Not.
I’ve been looking for a mirror for my entry way for quite some time. Every time I visit the Goodwill or some other secondhand shop, I look at their mirrors. But, you see, I’m picky. It had to have a frame thick and chunky enough to give it some weight and presence. This one’s on the small side, but the frame was what I wanted AND it was sturdy. OH, and it was $5. Thank you, Goodwill!
But, like most things from secondhand stores, the mirror had been loved to pieces. It was scratched, scuffed and had some fairly good-sized gaps in the corners.
So, I started by filling in any gaps and cracks with wood filler. (First, I obviously taped a layer of newspaper onto the glass with painter’s tape.)
Then, I gave it a quick coat of primer and we were good to go! (By the way, I kind of like this gray color too…maybe this mirror has gray in its future!)
Here’s where my poor-quality pictures come.
I don’t typically use my flash, but when I saw how this picture had turned out, I knew it would be a necessary evil.
This is a lot closer to the true blue of the mirror.
And no, I haven’t cleaned it yet. Or hung it.
But don’t you love the blue? I wanted something bold and I think I found it! I’ve been loving the look of cobalt blue lately and what better way to use it than something you can easily change with a can of spraypaint down the road? Either way, a huge difference before and after.