A couple of months ago I painted my white entry door black. I painted the inside because I live in a condo and HOA rules don’t allow me to paint the outside. That was the beginning of giving the entry a face lift. Since then I’ve been distracted by other projects (living room, organizing, wrote & submitted three articles in hopes to be a paid contributor to Apartment Therapy but didn’t get the gig – boo!) and just plain living life (seeing all the Oscar nominated films before the Oscars) and having fun (ran my first 5K!). Surprised? Didn’t think so.
Before I get too far off topic, back to the entry. I was doing some thrift store shopping with a friend a few weeks back and happened upon this awesome mirror.
|A steal at $20!|
|I was almost sold on this one until I found the other hiding behind it.|
|Love this table, but don’t have space for it.
I’d paint it peacock blue or a rich, buttery yellow.
I didn’t care for the dark wood, but knew I could do something to make this mirror look bright and cheery. First it hung out in my car for about a week, and then it had a very special spot leaning against the wall for a couple more weeks. Miss Mirror got her lucky break today when I had a snow day – office closed due to winter storm Pax – so out came the paint.
I checked the closet and found some leftover Skylight by Pantone. I painted a curio cabinet that color in the master bedroom and loved it. I did not love it against the gray wall in the living room.
SO, I dug in the closet a little further and pulled out some leftover white latex satin wall & trim. My guess is it froze at some point because it had the consistency of cottage cheese. Back to the closet again. I pulled out a can with no label but magic marker that read “trim.” It was from the builder when I bought my condo almost 9 years ago. I painted, and it was good!
I did three coats to be sure the Skylight wasn’t showing through, and it turned out great. I like that there are flaws and it doesn’t look brand new.
|Imperfections are perfect!|
Oh, I almost forgot, a couple of months ago I went table shopping on my lunch break and found this little cutie. Because the entry is a tiny space, I need the table to be shallow. Just somewhere to put my keys when I walk in. This one fits the bill with a depth of only 10 1/4″.
Here it is all put together. Looks great, doesn’t it?
|Now I can check myself on my way out and toss my keys on my way in.
No excuses for bad hair days or lost keys. Ha!
It turned out to be a pretty darn productive snow day:
- Walked a mile to pick up my car – that’s a whole other wintry story
- Shoveled the walk with a dustpan
- Made a pot of chili (a must-have on a snow day)
- Painted the mirror which finally finished off the entry
Can I get an Amen? What do you do on your snow days (if you get them)? What would you do if you ever had one?