Monday, May 16, 2011

Flower Mirror

Happy Monday to you!
So I promised a post about some projects I've done in our home and can't wait to show you what I did with this round mirror I found at Hobby Lobby for 50% off!  Woo-Hoo!
We're using the nursery furniture in our daughter's room, it's very gender neutral, so part of it is still in our son's room.  We purposely purchased two dressers so we could split the set for the two kids.  The dresser we moved out of the nursery did not have a mirror, so I knew once I found the perfect one I'd give it some girlish charm.

Her room has a floral theme - Pottery Barn Kids "Mallory," so I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this mirror as soon as I saw it's shape and size.  After spray painting her with Krylon's "Ballet Slipper," I centered her above the dresser.  Then, I took some 12x12 sheets of card stock and cut random petals for my template, making sure the petals were the right size for the mirror.
I placed them around the mirror with tape and began tracing each one until I liked the spacing.  Then with my coordinating paint, Valspar's High Noon, I began painting each petal, using my pencil lines as a guide.  I kept the mirror in place as I painted each petal, so as not to lose the center.  You'll have to forgive my lack of pictures, I'm still new at the whole "document as I go" process.  :)
And here she is!  I'm so thrilled with the outcome!  The mirror ties in with the bedding and is the perfect finishing touch for the room.  I've searched for a picture of the bedding and unfortunately do not have one available.  The lamp shade shows you the fabric that inspired me.

I hope to create a gallery wall of pictures and her art on the adjacent wall.  I've been collecting frames of different sizes at my local thrift shops.  As soon as I complete my collection, I'll be posting the reveal.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

         I'm linking up to the Home May'd spray paint party at Thrifty Decor Chick
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5 comments:

Gertie Mae said...

What a cute mirror! Can't wait to see more of your projects!

Anne said...

Hi, there! Just popping by to say hi - looking forward to seeing more projects!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Super cute mirror, love it! Thanks so much for your visit, I'm enjoying your blog :)
Take care
Kristin

Katie said...

This is amazing! Great job! I'd love if you'd stop by Sew Woodsy and link up this awesome flower mirror!

Nena3110 said...

Very nice and sweet!

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