Thursday, September 29, 2011

New to Me Hallway Mirror

Thank you so very much for all the nice comments about our new puppy, Abby.  She has been such a delight and has already become an important part of our family.  It is hard for me to believe over two weeks have passed since I last shared news from the house with the red door.  I don’t think I have ever gone this long without posting something since I started this blog over two years ago.  It is not for lack of things to write about but rather just plain busyness.

Anyway, I wanted to finally reveal what I meant to buy when I purchased the blue glass lamp for the master bedroom way back in April.  You may recall I had come across an item of interest on Craig’s List and ended up purchasing the lamp and the item.  What was the item?


It was a large Eastlake mirror.


Originally I was looking for something big to fill up the wall space at the bottom of the basement stairs (from the above pictures you can tell it did not end up there) and thought a large mirror would be just the thing. I have always loved the look of an oversized mirror leaning against the wall and this seemed like the perfect spot.


After a while, however, I realized it was just not big enough for the space.  It looked good but didn’t have the impact I had wanted.  I began looking for an alternative location and was so pleased to see it fit perfectly at the entrance to the basement stairwell.


No surprise in that I decided to paint it white – Annie Sloan’s old white to be exact.  I still have not figured out if I should distress the edges or leave it as is.  I keep waffling between the two.  I would love to know what you think!


Thanks again for your patience!  I am going to try to get caught up soon.


25 comments:

Junk Evolution said...

Wow! Your mirror turned out gorgeous and really makes a statement. Nice work!
Char

Junk Evolution said...

PS I think distressing it will enhance the details and make an even bigger impact.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

That mirror is gorgeous!! And you found the perfect spot for it. I'm not sure about the distressing either. I am working on a chalk paint mirror right now that I am going to distress, but mine wasn't as pretty as yours to begin with.

MommaHen said...

As much as I love the mirror, I love the mini chandi even more! I have been searching for a fixture just like that for a long time-with no luck.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love the mirror! Such a great find! I would leave as is... it is perfect!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

KATHY said...

Your mirror is gorgeous!! I think that's the perfect spot.

Kathy

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I would lightly distress it, but it is gorgeous as is also.

cndesigns said...

I love it "as is" now! I think that sometimes there's a bit too much distressing going on. If I was that mirror and had survived all these years, I would like to know I'd gotten a new look and didn't have to look distressed right away! Some distressing might happen on its own over time. If you got a new pair of shoes, would you want to go scuff them up right away? Just a thought....

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I think that the mirror is perfect as is, where it is. It's understated right now, which makes it more interesting than distressing it, which to me says, "look"! I have a very similar mirror and haven't had the guts to even hang it. Weighs a ton!

Elizabeth said...

This mirror is beautiful, I am with you, I think it would be beautiful either the way you have it or distressed a bit to highlight some of the carvings.

Love it!

Morgan said...

That mirror is gorgeous and it looks perfect in that location! =) I love all the details on the frame.

Gail said...

Your mirror is gorgeous and looks beautiful where you have it. I think I would distress it just a little.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Paula said...

I like it as is. The location that you chose is perfect!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

I vote for no distressing. It's beautiful! The intracacies of the carving and mouldings really stand out with the white paint. The distressing would be a bit distracting I think. Lovely!

michele said...

omg i love this mirror. it is so so gorgeous in white. i wouldn't distress it. in my family things get distressed the natural way!

michele

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

This is beautiful! I love where you have it now, and don't think I would change a thing. ASCP is so fun to work with. Thanks for sharing ...

Becolorful said...

That is totally stunning and such gorgeous photos. Love it.
Pam @ Becolorful

{hooked on hickory} said...

omg stacy it looks just like my mirror!!! holy cow! makes me want to paint mine! wowzas! looks great. keep it there, no distressing necessary!

ashley over @
{hookedonhickory}

Pamma said...

That mirror is fabulous. I usually don't comment when people ask for advice, but this time I will...it looks perfect as is!
~Pam

Ann said...

That mirror looks perfect in there,

and good decision to paint it white ♥

Andrea said...

Love the mirror and the location. I like it just the way it is.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

A magnificent mirror; such a great find! Visiting via Cottage & Vine - great post! New follower.

SHERRY HART said...

WOW...that is some mirror....I love that you painted it white! It looks great in that space.

Holly said...

That is quite the statement piece - I love it! But I couldn't help to notice the beautiful mouldings in your home - gorgeous!

for the love of a house said...

I love it painted! It is beautiful and perfect there!

joan

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