Last year I bought this vintage mirror off craigslist thinking I would do a quick makeover on it. It has sat in a closet for a year. Literally. A year. (Excuse the garage mess in the reflection!)
I love the ornate style of it but my husband was less than enthused so he wasn’t exactly encouraging me to get my project finished. Finally when we decided I would get free reign in the laundry room makeover I figured it was the perfect place for the mirror. But first it needed some jazzing up!
The mirror itself was crazy heavy-so I asked hubby to take it off for me…he had a little help from his assistant.
I used Valspar Hacienda Tile to give it a little pop! I love how it accentuates the details of the carved wood.
I didn’t want to put the mirror back on once I had it painted-it was just so heavy I would have had to hang it in a stud and really I have no need for a mirror in the laundry room. I debated making it a cork board or a chalkboard, even hanging it empty on the wall and using it to frame some vinyl. In the end I decided a white board would be the most versatile so I ordered Elmer’s foam white board, cut it to size and hot glued it on the back of the frame. I liked the way it looked to leave the sides empty and only have white board in the middle section.
I love the way it turned out! I think its the perfect complement to the turquoise chevron tray I made last week and really brightens up the space. Plus I love that I can write little inspirational messages on the white board because I can always use a little reminder to be cheerful when I’m doing the laundry!
Out of curiosity, what do others out there use to photograph their homes? I found it so hard to take good pictures of the laundry room because its so narrow and I’d love any advice-do I need a wide angle lens? I’m using a Canon Rebel DSL now. Thanks!!
**Update-I’ve since taken Shoot, Fly, Shoot’s Photography 101 course and it has vastly improved my photography-I highly recommend it!**