Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Mirror For My Mantle?



I have always wanted to join in Beth's Vignette linky party at The Stories of A to Z.
I thought I would try decorating my mantle.
I have been stumped with decorating my fireplace, it is heavy and rustic with the stone and I have trouble balancing the decor.

This is my favorite tree!  It is in full bloom right now.

 I look forward to this tree blooming each year, in the fall it turns a dark red.
 I decided to cut some of the branches and bring them indoor.
The blossoms are so fragrant.

This is the mirror I had some problems with a few weeks ago.  The plan was to enlarge it to fit the wide space above my mantle. I mounted the mirror onto a backboard with tons of liquid nails and started drilling  screws into the frame. I quickly realized that the frame is made from a cheap material and is HOLLOW!  There went that idea!

 

This is how it looked above the fireplace in it's original black. 
 I didn't really like it and I couldn't return it with a goopy glue all over it.
 So I took Nicole's advice to spray paint it.  She said to first mist with silver and then mist with gold...back and forth. 


The rain sprinkled on it while I was waiting for it to dry...oops!  I decided to give it an aged look! :)
I rubbed a few of the edges and lightly wiped on a black glaze.

What do you think?
Should I keep looking for a larger mirror or go for something entirely different?




11 comments:

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Cute look!

lavenderdreams4ever said...

I think it's perfect! Beautiful!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

the mirror looks great! I personally would prefer a square or rectangle shape... but hey! you know I don't know anything about decorating. :)
I love the flowering tree.
gail

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Oh I like it alot. Funny, we're never happy with what we have. Yesterday I blogged about my old house and some of the features/challenges of it. If you hop over there, check out my mantle. Its already got a built in mirror and I still cant deocrate it!This looks great:)
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Melanie Beth said...

interesting color with the two paints mixed - i like it! it looks good over the fireplace, better than the black

Cindy said...

I absolutely love it the way it is. The solid chunkiness of your fireplace, the elegance of the mantle and the light spring-feel of your accessories are just beautiful. I say enjoy it like this until you're ready for another change; you'll KNOW that will happen!

~ Regan said...

No, I really really like it! It ties in so much better than the black- great idea to use both silver and gold.... Love it! Wouldn't change a thing!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I think it's the perfect size as long as you have things on the mantle. =)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love your mantelscape and I think the mirror is beautiful! You've done a fantastic job!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

I think it looks great. I like how the more feminine mirror tones down the masculine stone. Good job!

Tina said...

I think it's wonderful. The rain was a happy accident.
Great job
T

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