It's a cold and snowy day here at the Chateau! While I must admit that it is pretty, I am not ready for the white stuff yet! Not to mention the fact that we usually don't get much in the way of snow this early in the season. So it's a perfect excuse to snuggle up inside by the fire, cup of hot cocoa in hand.
The other day I showed you the vintage mirror that I found at my favorite consignment store. I could hardly wait to paint it my favorite creamy, dreamy white!
It turned out prettier than I had imagined that it would! I can't believe what a difference the paint makes, and how it brings out all of the wonderful details of the solid wood frame!
In case you missed it, here is what she used to look like.
While pretty as is, I just knew that she could look much, much better with a few coats of paint and a bit of distressing!
Hubby hung it above our mantle, and I am thrilled with the way it looks. Like many of you, I adore mercury glass, and have placed some of my favorite votives on the mantle. I should have taken a shot of it at night, as the reflection of the flickering candlelight in the mirror is just magical!
One of the big reasons that I wanted a mirror for above our mantle was that I thought it would help detract a bit from all of that
ugly red brick , which I really detest am not terribly fond of!
But, someone (who's name will go unmentioned!) is in love with that
ugly lovely red brick, and didn't like my idea of white washing it!
Just look at all of that amazing detail!
And check out the long, long red chimney! I had to lay on the floor to get this shot!
(what we bloggers don't do for a photo, huh?!)
I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas, the ideas are whirling in my head!
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for visiting!
Sharing over at Be Inspired Friday