Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Ch-Ch-Ch-Chip-en-dale Mirror

Let me begin by saying that I fully intend on sharing my repainted Chippendale-style mirror with you all, but can we pause for a minute and just talk about the connotation I have with the word Chippendale?
Two connotations, actually.
This:

and this:
 (both via You Tube)

Both are glorious reminders of the late eighties-early nineties.
Now, back to the subject at hand, my $30 Chippendale mirror, which started out with an unbecoming glossy cherry finish that did not blend with the other tones in my living room.
I solicited color advice from you geniuses a few weeks back and finally got around to painting the mirror.
I know it's a bit unorthodox for a home decor blogger to paint something off-white, but that's exactly what I did. The paint was from Martha Stewart's Home Depot line (the color is "glass of milk") and like the the mirror both recedes into the wall and, yet, still has a presence thanks to its silhouette.

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8 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of "Glass of Milk" as I've used it before on a few items. Lookin' good!

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  2. I didn't think I would like it white--but I do! For exactly the reason you say: it recedes but does not disappear. Lovely.

    Heather
    loveyourspace.blogspot.com

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  3. Nice silhouette. Glad you went with your gut/heart and made it your own. Looks great! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  4. ohhh pretty! I love the white!

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  5. I'm a fan of the white! Nice and clean!

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  6. Hey, friend! Your living room looks awesome! Glad to be catching up. xx

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  7. First of all, you are so darn funny! Second, I like the white because you are right that the pretty silhouette still shows, but also, the mirror acts more like another window in the room now.
    Camille

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