Well, I did it. I painted the bathroom mirror. Before, the mirror had a finish straight from the 90’s. It didn’t look too bad from afar.
But get up close and you’ll pick up what I’m laying down.
On Thursday, I didn’t know which color I’d choose. After
much careful consideration deciding to take the bull by the horns, I chose the boldest option, Lagoon. If I hated the color, I could easily paint the frame a safer color, like ORB (oil rubbed bronze) or white. I picked up another can of Rustoleum’s Lagoon blue (a super pretty greenish blue) Ultra Coverage spray paint and got started. First, I taped off the mirror, being careful to cover every part.
Two light coats of the satin finish paint later, I had a bold mirror. And guess what? I loved it. After allowing several hours of air drying time, I brought the mirror downstairs and hung it up. I peeled off the kraft paper, but left the taped edges, just incase Ben hated it. I don’t know how he could, just look at the drama the color adds.
By the way, the color in this photo seems off. In person, it looks extremely similar to the Ikea bottle on the left. This is the most accurate picture I could get of the color.
Pretty, right?! Luckily, Ben saw it and said he didn’t care whether it was blue or the original finish. Right after his half-hearted approval, I tore the tape off to make the mirror officially done.
Now, when you enter the bathroom, you’re greeted by this. Hello, lovely.
And, the bold color still works well with the muted sea green paint color in the adjoining theater room.
I think we’ll keep on trucking in the peacock-blue direction. So much so that I’m looking at everything to see where I’ll add another unexpected pop of color. Next stop, art. And finally putting an outlet cover on that outlet.
Do the new changes float your boat? Like the bold color enough to try it in your own home? Where do you have unexpected pops of color?