Monday, April 20, 2009

To paint or not to paint, that is the question....

Take a look at this mirror I scored at a neighborhood garage sale awhile back for $10! This thing is HEAVY! As we were loading it in the car, my MIL and SIL were asking where I was going to put it, my answer was "I don't know yet."

My husband swears that we have a room in our house that he's never seen called "I don't know yet" as I'm always bringing home treasures to put in there. :o) I just couldn't pass this one up...did I tell you it was $10?

Well, this morning it came to me that I should try it above the buffet in the dining room.

What do you think? I like the way it pulls light over to that wall by reflecting the glass patio door.

I think it needs to be another color though, right? What color? Black to match all the other furniture? Or another color to make it pop on it's own? Creamy white? Or, I could leave it mostly brown and darken the crevices and details with black?

Let me know what you think!


Funky Junk Interiors said...

My first thought was black would make it belong right where you have it. What a lovely sideboard/dresser!

The mirror has great lines! Have fun!

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors

Shannon said...

Ooooooh! Beautiful! What a great find. I think your idea of leaving it mostly brown but adding black sounds pretty. If it doesn't turn out then you could always paint it black because that would look great too!

P.S. I'm glad you were able to comment. :)

Marie Reed said...

That is such a gem! 10 bucks is a steal for that beauty of a mirror!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great find! I would personally go with all black. What a wonderful piece and just the right spot to put it in.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I think it would look great in black and would tie in the lamps and the furniture! I love that mirror and think I have that same "room" in our house somewhere...

J.J. said...

Well I gotta tell you that I love it jsut the way it is :) But I also think that black wopuld be smashing too. Perhaps black underneath then a creamy layer ...then sand to let the black pop through?? Does that make sense?

Great deal!!!

I am new to you blog...btw :)

have a great day!

kanishk said...

The mirror has great lines! Have fun!
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