5.17.2012

Scroll-y Mirror

You remember this mirror from last week?

curved antique mirror before
Well, it's all white and hung up now.

curved antique mirror after white
It isn't %100 what I'd envisioned for that wall, but it's pretty darn close, and for $10 (plus the cost of spray paint), I can't complain.

The mirror was originally set up to hang horizontally, so it took a bit of tinkering in the back to hang vertically, but nothing too complicated.

curved antique mirror white
The mirror is heavy, very heavy. Probably the heaviest thing hanging in the house, and I'm so glad I put in a picture rail, because there's no way I'd be able to hang something that heavy on our plaster walls otherwise.

Eventually I'd like to reupholster this chair and put it here.

tufted armchair before
But, let's be honest, it's going to be a year or more before that happens, so it's probably best if you just pretend that you never saw it.

curved antique mirror white
Have you ever had trouble hanging something heavy? Or had to put fun projects on the back burner because there just isn't time, and there's so much else to do?

12 comments:

  1. Wow- love this mirror! And the picture rail is a genius idea for hanging heavy stuff... I'm staring at my walls right now trying to think if I could put one in...

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    1. Do it, Lauren, if you can! Makes for easy picture rearranging as well :).

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  2. Love the mirror! It's amazing what a great transformation a little paint can bring, huh?

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    1. Yep, so easy, and once you start, you just can't stop!

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  3. Youre place is lovely, love the wallpaper and the DIY is very well done, like it so much! I have some DIY projects but I must say I often delay things, I just have somehow to find some time.. but it's not always easy and if I'm starting something I want (if it's possible) to make everything perfectly, so most of the time I'm annoyed at myself..

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    1. I must say that NOT being a perfectionist has really helped me, Karolina :). Thanks for your kind words!

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  4. LOVELY Post:) I really like your blog and I tried to follow with the twitter button but it didnt work?? do you have FB or Instagram??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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    1. I guess that twitter button's just for show, Maria! I'll have to look into it. My FB and Instagram accounts are private, and I couldn't find an email address for YOU!

      I'll be sure to check out your blog! Thanks for coming to mine!

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  5. i have an extremely heavy mirror that has been sitting on our bedroom floor propped against the wall since i'm scared to hang it....a picture rail might be the answer! the mirror looks awesome white & against the wallpaper. well done!

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  6. Maybe ... definitely look into it, Ali!

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  7. Beautiful mirror! And I love the armchair, can't wait to see that corner finished :)

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