Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ombre Mirror for the Landing


The ombre landing theme continues! 

Yesterday I finished painting the mirror and it really has come a long way!

I also refinished the shoe cabinet recently, click here to read more.


I started with this maroon technicolor mirror purchased on clearance at TJ Maxx for $20 - I originally painted it white, but decided that our bland rental wall needed some color!

I got a color sample from Benjamin Moore - mixed some white to make two samples lighter and airbrushed a subtle ombre with the bottom darker and top lighter


Airbrushing is very similar to spray painting, but less paint comes out so you have more control over where the paint goes. However, the paint must be the correct thickness to go through correctly - too thin and it will come out watery and too thick - it won't spray or spray very slow.

This mirror has three shades - the original color and two lighter shades - I overlap the colors and blend the transition by spraying less paint

I'm loving the ombre theme on the landings! (click here and here to read more about the other ombre landings)

I also love the cheeriness that it adds to a dark corner!




Can you spot Annabelle? She says hi!


Peonies are my favorite flower and are in season now - so I had to pick up a bunch!

I've got big plans for the rest of the landings too ... but first I need to work on the guest bedroom! 

Have you added any colorful spots to your home recently?


11 comments:

  1. Brilliant, Sarah! Love this design!

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    1. Thanks Taylor!! Loving your etsy shop!!

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    2. :) I pinned your blog post a couple of hours ago, and it has been repinned a lot! I'm just amazed at how you transformed the mirror...love!

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  2. Love peonies! This mirror looks great - I love the colour you chose, especially because I don't think I would've spotted the potential in the original piece. Great job!

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    1. The original mirror was in rough shape, but I fell in love with those circles!

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  3. OMG this is such a good, simple and brilliant transformation, I love it.

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    1. Thank you!! I am loving the bright addition to our hallway!

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  4. love it, question, where is the dresser from?

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    1. Thank! It is from Ikea - hemnes shoe cabinet

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  5. Love this!! Where can I purchase a spray paint tool?

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    1. The compressor and airbrush that we have are ~$400 (Iwata Eclipse HP BCS and Sparmax TC2000 Stormforce Compressor), so it is pretty pricey. It works great for detail work. You can find them cheaper (our old one was ~$100 - $200) but it had issues spraying thicker paint and working in general. We did buy a paint sprayer (designed for more coverage), but it didn't work with thicker paint so we returned it. I guess we would of needed one with more power ... maybe in the future, but didn't want to spend the money at that time. I think a paint sprayer would be the better option of the two, I would love to have one some day!

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