Monday, January 24, 2011
To Paint Or Not To Paint?
This a lovely pier mirror that I recently found on my local Craigslist. I cleaned it up today, it was really, really dirty (really)! I am contemplating painting it the slightest dove grey or off white. What do you think?
Here are some photos of the mirror with my cherub bed crown wired onto the top...What if I painted the body of the mirror dove grey and gilded the carvings and columns to match the cherub bed crown? Too much?
*Please note that the space behind the pier mirror is an odd opening from the living room to the front staircase, a rectangular gap with an ugly orange builder's oak railing. WTH? It will be gone in the Spring when the drywall guy comes!
The mirror came from Indiana. The owners brought it here themselves. Very nice people. That is one of the reasons I love to shop on Craigslist, I meet the nicest people. Plus I can get the history of the piece directly from the owners...and that's kinda neat.
Which reminds me, they told me about the history but I already forgot! I don't think they would mind if I called them again!
Posted by Divine Theatre at 11:14 AM