Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Entryway Mirror for a Tiny Space

What do you do for a skinny wall space next to a front door that needs a little somethin'-somethin'? My solution was found in a local flea market for less than $3.

It started like this....

A 1990-something mirror with a good solid wood frame - 2 hooks, but one broken - and some kind of "stuff" all over the mirror. Maybe a spray adhesive overspray? A little acetone took the "stuff" off nicely. I removed both hooks and filled the holes with wood putty. A quick, light sanding, then I covered the mirror with newspaper and spray painted a layer of black then a layer of brown spray. Kind of haphazardly. Quick - easy!After the spray paint was completely dried I brushed on a dark walnut stain (Minwax). I didn't wipe off a bit! Just left it on and let it dry for about 4 days. This made the finish a deep, dark espresso color with lots of glossy shine. I bought a couple of simple brushed nickel coat hooks and attached them to the sides. It's the perfect size for this small space and gives a much needed spot for a coat or hat. Turns out the wall had no studs where I wanted this hung, so I attached a small strip of wood to the wall, so screws could go into the wood inside the wall. Then I hung the mirror from that. I'm debating - may paint that wood strip the same gold as the wall. But for now it is a dark brown/bronze. Project cost: about $6 total!



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5 comments:

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

teamgage said...

Looks wonderful!! It will come in handy with our big clan!

Tammy said...

It came out beautifully! Love it!

Lindy said...

Very nice redo -- looks like a completely different piece!

tnilsen said...

My two cents - I like the brown on the wood piece behind. At first I thought it was trim on your wall!

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