A Convex Situation

Does anyone else have a mirror thing? I have a mirror thing. Much like my chair thing. I find mirrors everywhere that just kill me I love them so much. Very rarely do I walk away with these mirrors, but sometimes a little prize is too good to pass up. I have really been into the convex mirror trend lately because they add such an interesting dimension to a space. See here?

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How about that striped wall by the way? What a beautiful collage!

So whilst out perusing at Home Goods this weekend, I happened upon a convex mirror for $24.99.  It took me about one minute to decide to bring it on home. But it was sort of white washed, so I knew I wanted to paint it. Since the mirror was round, and convex obviously, I stood in the kitchen for a while contemplating how I was going to tape or cover it so that I could paint it.

Then, light bulb!

Glad cling wrap- press and seal! Sorry for the blurry picture (per the usual). I was so excited about my plan I didn’t even take a true before pic.

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I used my husband’s buck knife to carefully trim around the edge of the frame. This took a bit of patience, and maybe a box cutter would’ve been a bit easier, but like I said, I was excited. And the buck knife was the first knife I spotted.

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Rustoleum’s Metallic paint in gold is still my all time favorite gold spray paint. It is hands down the best finish and the perfect shade of brushed gold.

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Moment of truth…

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It worked like a charm.

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Only a tiny bit of paint got on the mirror, which scratched off with the edge of my fingernail. Success! I’m still thinking about where it will hang, but I like it a lot where it is right now in the kitchen. Not bad for $25!

Have a great Tuesday!

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