I knew it had to be painted, because while the piece is cute, the wood was not. The obvious choice would be white. But you see, I had this little area in my upstairs hallway that I didn't really like. It was so....boring. And I'm trying to add more color to my life.
So, I did this, with the intention of replacing the little white IKEA table:
This is the leftover paint from our front door (and the same color as our dining room), Behr Antique Red. Awesome color. With the addition of the new red bin thingy, the old white mirror was not pleasing my eyeballs.
I decided I needed something different, outside of my comfort zone. I found what I thought would be perfect, six (small) gold bamboo mirrors from Burlington Coat Factory.
Good potential, eh? I spent lots of time cutting out same-sized cardstock and hanging them up and see where I wanted the mirrors to be.
And when I got them all hung...eh. Me no likey. Too small? Too low? Too gold? Not enough mirrors? Not sure, but I really didn't like it.
So I decided to throw up one of two Target mirrors I had laying around the house.
I liked it, so I did it one better and put up both stacked on top of each other....
YES! LOVE! The old knobs were replaced with these guys from True Value:
I sprayed them with Rustoleum in 'Lagoon.' They are too cute.
If you're wondering why I didn't paint those little blocks red, it's because I tried painting one and it looked like a child's toy box. So they stay wood. I added a little tray for my watch, earrings, etc. I'm always losing those damn things.
I think the mirrors look delightful with the frames I already have up on the other wall.
Also, friends, something really stupid has happened to me. I lost one of the knobs that I had just bought an hour earlier. I've looked everywhere for it, can't find it. I'm praying they just didn't put it in the bag, otherwise I'm the biggest scatterbrain ever. I will figure that out later! This makeover cost me 8 bucks for the knobs, that's it. Provided I actually get the third knob..doh! The little gold mirrors cost $20 total, but I'm returning them.
I'm so happy with my dramatic little wall! What do you think? I plan to store TP in the bins, as we are desperate for a spot for it. Tres chic, right?