Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I'm a DIYer

Are you? I love to take old things and re-purpose them by painting them or in some way making them seem new again. That's what I did with this mirror in our bedroom. It's been hanging on the other side of the room, but we did a little re-arranging and I decided this mirror needed a color change. It was a garage sale mirror that we found 8 or 9 years ago for $30. What a steal. It's very heavy and quite well made and up until this weekend, it was gold. No longer.



This is the paint I used and it's great stuff!


I also painted this candle lamp, which was originally a mid-range dusty blue. This is much better and I'll be able to use it in my powder bath as soon as I can find a cabinet I like.




The color is ME221 - Warm Silver, just in case you wanted to know.

6 comments:

Crispy said...

Oooo very pretty!! I'm a wanna be DIY'er, someday.....

Your bedroom is beautiful, looks like it belongs in one of those great home decor magazines.

Crispy

Rafael's Mum said...

Ooooh... how lovely! and how clever of you to do it all by yourself! It is a lovely colour although it looks more warm pastel gold than silver from the photos.

Diane J. Evans said...

I never knew you could use this paint in this way -- I thought it was only for crafts. You teach me new stuff every day -- thanks for the tip (love the lamp!!

Diane

Bunny said...

Love what you have done it looks amazing> I love to do things like this too. I have been wanting to paint our bedroom set white it is now dark pine. It would be a huge venture so I just might dream or get it done professionally LOL.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The mirror looks stunning in your bedroom Terri!

Jackie said...

Terri, you did such a terrific job with the painting. I would have never thought of doing that. I'm now looking around my own home with new eyes!

I'd LOVE to see more of your DIYing experiences!