Friday, July 27, 2012

79 Mirror Mirror On The Wall

It's been a few months now since we updated our master bedroom with some pretty molding to give it a more chic and finished feeling...


And although the moulding is fabulous, the mirror was a crucial piece in pulling it all together.  The unfortunate part is that it was a placeholder mirror that I stole from our living room:


Because the mirror looked so good in both locations, and because it was only $25 bucks from Target, I really, really considered multiple times just going and snagging another.  But that is lazy and cheating and I kept asking myself, "Do I really want two of the same mirror in my house?"  Yawn...

So, for a few months now, our bedroom has been mirror-less...


I was looking for something about 24" wide and in an orb finish to really tie in with the chandelier and pop against the wall.  And of course I can never seem to find what I am looking for when I want it....so a few months had come and gone.  Then, one day I was perusing around my local HomeGoods and one of the first places I head to is the mirror department {after drooling over their storage items along the way}.  That is where I spotted it.  The solution for our blank bedroom wall!  It wasn't the right color but it was the right size, and it was on clearance for $20 so into the cart it went!


I really liked the gold edges, but it just wasn't right in the room, and I knew that I wanted a darker, more dramatic finish.  So as you can see, I whipped out the handy painters tape {and an exacto knife to create clean edges}...


I found the ORB metallic paint at Home Depot, it had primer built in, so it was a winner for this gal!


Two quick coats, a day to dry and I was ready to slap that lovely lady up on the wall!


Smitten doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about the new mirror!



The black really looks nice and dramatic against the walls and was the key to pulling everything together.  In fact, I adore this one more than the original from the living room, so I am glad I held out until I found just the right one.



Is there a piece of furniture or accessory that you are holding out on, until you find just the right one?  Who else has been having fun with spray paint lately?

79 comments:

  1. You are right, that mirror is much better and prefect for your space. I am also on the hunt for the perfect mirror... I think I just may head over to visit the homegoods department our TJ has!

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  2. Oh wow I love that mirror! It looks awesome the way you painted it. And I think it works perfect over the bed. Great find!

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  3. Love it! Getting more and more inspired every day... :)

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  4. That rocks! What a difference a bit of paint makes, great work!

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  5. I love what you did to this mirror! It looks great.

    Jen

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is an amazing find, and you did a phenomenal job re-doing it. Love it!

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  7. What a great find!! It fits the room better than the other one you have in the living room! :)

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  8. Love the mirror!! So nice! I love your bed cover and his and hers pillows! where did you get the bed set?!!? LOVE your bedroom!! =) Makes me motivated to do mine!!! =)

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    1. Thanks Catherine! :)

      The duvet is from West Elm: http://www.westelm.com/products/stripe-duvet-cover-shams-b701/?pkey=e|stripe%2Bduvet|5|best|0|1|24||4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  9. WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR DUVET COVER & "HIS & HER" PILLOWS?!?!?!?!
    I'm beyond in love with them.

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    1. Thanks Genevieve!

      The duvet is from West Elm: http://www.westelm.com/products/stripe-duvet-cover-shams-b701/?pkey=e|stripe%2Bduvet|5|best|0|1|24||4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  10. I love what you did with it!

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  11. LOVE the mirror! Any organizing ideas for kids sippy cups and plates Jen?

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    1. I'm not a super organizer like Jen(I so want to be like her when I grow up). But I recently tamed my kids plastic wear with a simply basket. I stacked them all neatly and stood them up in the basket which I then placed in my cabinet. It worked fabulously! Much nicer than all that colorful "junk" being all over the place. Hope that helps.

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    2. I agree with Patrina! I love an easy basket to corral each item type so it's easy to find quickly. I have also seen many people dedicate a lower drawer to kid items, so as the kids grow, they can help grab their own things.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  12. Your decorating style is beautiful and serene! Fabulous job! I wanted to share with you my latest project of a backpack corner for my kids back to school!! http://www.adoptioncreatesfamilies.com/2012/07/backpack-corner.html

    If you have any tips for doing a lunch packing station that would help me out a ton!

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    1. Your corner turned out really amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

      Here is a post I did on our lunch making basket: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/08/back-to-school-organizing-packing.html

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  13. I loooove it! It works perfectly in the room - and what a fantastic deal!

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  14. LOVE it Jen! It looks so good in that room!

    Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  15. I recently used a can of silver spray paint for a cream colored shelf in the nursery along with a bright blue Ikea night light that needed to be toned down a bit. It is on my "Just Showing Off" post from a few weeks ago. The project was a lot of fun! : )

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  16. So jealous! I've been looking for a mirror just like that and they are always over $200! Love Homegoods!

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    1. I agree! It is a little smaller than most, but that was perfect for me, and my wallet! :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  17. I love the room, of course especially the mirror! Say, would you please share where you got the lovely chandelier? I can't seem to find any I like except the ones I see in pics...
    Thank you so much :))

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    1. Hi Birgit!

      I found the chandelier from IKEA awhile back, I can't seem to locate it on their website any longer. And the shades were an add on.

      I would scour craigslist and thrift stores, I have seen SO many great chandelier makeovers. Home Depot has some simple and inexpensive options as well.

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  18. I love BOTH mirrors, I would have had a very hard time deciding which one was better.

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  19. That one really and truly is perfect. I've been looking for just the right dresser for my clothes since last fall. Either too much or too big.
    Brenda

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  20. wow!!! looks so good! thank heavens for home goods

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  21. It looks great!! You can find some neat things at Home Goods. Spray paint is a good fix for anything. Just used that same color on the brass kick plate on our all glass storm door. Replaced all door hardware with the oil rubbed bronze. Couldn't find a kick plate to fit, so I spray painted it. :)

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  22. Love how the mirror turned out. Your room rocks.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  23. Jen, it looks great! This mirror has so much more presence than the placeholder mirror. ORB looks way better than the tacky gold before!

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  24. Love the look and extra points for you for being patient enough to tape all of that off!

    I just spray painted and stenciled a nightstand for our guest room, but now my mother in law is here and you can't see any part of it:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  25. That turned out great, my dear! Good call on the darker finish. I used that same paint for my son's hardware. Big fan. Happy weekend!

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  26. I'm holding out for a pressed tin mirror...I'll know it when I see it. Yours turned out lovely. And I'm pretty sure our living rooms are the same color green!

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  27. I am working on a project just like this! i also just spray painted a ceramic owl i found at goodwill! i love spray paint!!

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  28. Great job Jen. I have not seen that mirror at Target. But I will be looking. Homegoods is a favorite of mine too.

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  29. Looks SOOOO much better than the one from the living room! I love!!

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  30. Looks so great! We have *almost* the same one above our bed that's sort of aged silvery bronzey and we love it!

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  31. I just hung a mirror like this over my mantel! Wish I could've found mine at HomeGoods! Love it!

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  32. Love it - even more than your living room mirror!!!

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  33. I have been searching for a sunburst mirror at several different HomeGoods for the past month with no luck :) So jealous that you found one...my search will continue! :)

    Love what you did with the spray paint around the edges, beautiful!

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Yes, it's always hit or miss there and it seems like things change quite frequently. Fingers crossed you find just what you have been looking for! :)

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  34. SO pretty! I love that the bolder lines of this mirror seem to fill the space so much better than the other mirror did. A great find!

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  35. I've been working on spray painting so lamps. Wish I could do a pretty light fixture in my master bedroom, but in the South you absolutely cant't part with your ceiling fan!,

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  36. I have been horribly sick lately (fevers and 1 burst eardrum) but that didn't keep me from spray-painting the edges of the fan blades! I love the ombre look it has when it's on! Funny how you have energy for things like that!

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    1. Sounds just like something I would do! :) Hope you are feeling better soon!!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  37. It looks beautiful! I used spray paint to spray a lamp for my laundry/mud room yellow. I wanted one of those metallic barn lamps for the room and it had to be yellow, but could never find one for a reasonable price (that is, under 200 euros) and then decided to buy an IKEA "foto" lamp (for 20 euros) and spray paint it yellow. I worked fine and looks just the way I like it. :)
    Jule

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  38. Love it! This is about as DIY as I get (spray paint lol) They make such great spray paint options now-adays that you can really breathe new life into old items. Love it. (and love your bedroom!)

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  39. I've been looking for a mirror similiar to this for my foyer! This one is much better for the bedroom wall!

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  40. Yes!!! A not so break your bank expensive trunk to have blankets falling out of and a tall big black/metal vase

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  41. Gorgeous! Love it there. p.s. I LOVE your bedding, I've been looking for something just like that in yellow for our room for aaages. Can I ask where you got it? (crossing my fingers that the ship to the UK!)

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    1. Hi Rhiannon!

      The duvet is from West Elm: http://www.westelm.com/products/stripe-duvet-cover-shams-b701/?pkey=e|stripe%2Bduvet|5|best|0|1|24||4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  42. I am such a HomeGoods fan. That mirror is perfect!

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  43. i love the way that turned out. I have been using that same ORB paint on everything and I swear everything I have used it for came out sooooo much better! Great job

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  44. Gorgeous! A simple fix with a BIG impact.

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  45. LOVE the molding and the mirror! Congrats on a great job:)

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  46. Wow, that is perfect! Great find and even better that you made it exactly what you wanted. I love it! I'm so excited I found your blog, I love organizing! I'm your newest follower.

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  47. This is totally amazing. Now your living room mirror is envy with your bedroom!

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  48. Yup I keep waiting for the right mirror to buy and it's driving me nuts. I think spray paint will become my new friend now. ;) Love how this project turned out Jen. Gorgeous!!!

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  49. That mirror looks so good! You always find the best items at Target :)

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  50. I absolutely LOVE that bedding! Where did you find it?!

    http://insunshineandshadowsmew.blogspot.com/

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    1. The bedding is from west elm

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  51. I love the gray walls and the molding, and definitely think this mirror ties in better than the previous. Great job!!
    I adore spray paint, we have done so much in our home with it. Greatest invention and best way to switch up the decor quickly!

    http://mamaharriskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  52. I can't get enough spray paint these days!! Im obssesed..http://seeoursweetlife.blogspot.com/2012/07/spray-paint-obsession.html

    Love,love the mirror...looks perfect :)

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  53. amazing what a little spray paint will do. looks amazing.

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  54. This is exactly what i've been looking for all day

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  55. Wah! How have I not seen your blog earlier?! That room looks amazing! I've been revamping my craft room very slowly over a few years waiting until I can match up adequate funds with what I want for my room and only last weekend did I find what I needed. It's a terrific feeling when it all fits and you can say "YES! That's what this room needed!" I think I'll be following your blog quite regularly from now on ^_^ Thank you!

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  56. LOVE it! Oh I wish we had Target in Canada! Thanks Jen!

    Sandra from www.simpleispretty.com

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  57. That mirror looks SOOO good up there! I never would've had the vision to imagine it in ORB... Glad you did & that you shared!

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  58. i love reading your blog it makes me want to get up and start making thing, love the mirror goes so well in the room.

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  59. I'm halfway through using the same spray paint on all my ugly shiny brass doorknobs and light fixtures!

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  60. What a gorgeous mirror- I never would have thought to paint it

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  61. This is an amazing idea!I think I will use the same spray paint to fix some things in my home. Thank you for the idea!

    Cindy from
    www.dearcollegestudent.blogspot.com
    a place to find inspiration and solutions in financial life, study methods, and interior design

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