I knew the minute I saw this mirror while on vacation in Maine, that I was going to makeover the leaded deco mirror I had at home in much the same style. There was plenty more coastal decor inspiration where this mirror came from, but since I already had a similar mirror at home, I knew this would be at the top of my list.
Here is the mirror I found in Maine. Painted all white, a bit chippy, but with a dark gray decorative topper. I loved the contrast of white with dark gray.
Here is the mirror I had at home. Similar style with a shell designed decorative piece.
I taped it off, painted all white. Sanded off most of the white around the top and the rest of the mirror, until it looked like this. I went back to the picture and realized that the white and gray were two distinct colors.
So I rubbed the top shell piece with some black antique stain, sanded a bit off, and then taped off the shell piece and painted the rest of the mirror with a few more coats of bright white.
By then I didn’t want to press my luck by adding any chippyness (I’m still on learning curve).
And I’m THRILLED at how pretty it looks, now. Once again, I think it’s the contrast of white and dark gray that makes it so showy. Lovin’ it now and it’s going in the basement.
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