Updated Wall Decor for Less Than $15!
I've been working on simplifying the color palettes in the rooms in our house, and I found myself staring at this wall in our kitchen with an old brassy mirror and black sconces. I wanted to give it a clean, updated look, but I didn't necessarily want to spend the money on new decor. The answer? A lil paint!
First, I placed the mirror onto some butcher paper on the floor of my garage. Using painter's tape, I carefully taped off the edges of the mirror. Next, I cut open some old plastic grocery bags and taped them down to cover and protect the surface of the mirror. Finally, I wiped down the frame itself to make sure it was free of dust and dirt.
I used this spray primer to apply a very light base coat to make sure that the paint had something to stick to. I let it dry for about an hour before applying the final layers of paint.
Once the primer was dry, I started applying the paint! I used this satin finish white spray paint. I chose satin instead of gloss because I wanted a mostly matte surface to give the frame a vintage-y look.
I did two full coats of white on the frame and let it dry for 2 hours before moving on to the last steps!
The candle holders only needed one coat, but there were a lot of tricky little nooks and crannies, so I did have go to back and fill in the places I missed.
I knew I didn't want the finished frame to be stark white, but I also didn't want it to be too beige. I thought about doing an antique or distressed finish, but that wasn't quite what I was going for either. In the end, I ended up buying this small bottle of beige acrylic paint.
Next, I used a new, clean kitchen sponge and squeezed out a small amount of the beige acrylic paint.
Then I smooshed the sponge together so that most of the excess would be spread out across the surface.
I blotted the beige paint onto the frame and then, using the clean section of the sponge, immediately wiped it off and spread it around, leaving just a thin, uneven hint of the top color.
And here's the result. I really like how this turned out. I love the stronger contrast against our dark red walls, and it gave the old decor a more updated look for less than $15 in materials!
Here's the difference in the candles! They pop out so much more against the wall color now!
The final before and after. Big difference!
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The makeover of your mirror and sconces is beautiful !
I am inspired to do the same with our old brass colored antique looking mirror!
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Looks great! Really pops on those red walls! Now you just need to paint something larger, like a table. 😉