DIY: Paint a Mirror White

I had been wanting to paint the mirror in our living room white since we moved into our Brooklyn apartment almost two years ago.  All I can say is, “better late than never!”  I definitely think it brightens up the room, and it was so easy to accomplish that I can’t believe it took us so long to finally paint it!  I guess a little nesting was all this place needed.  Take a peek.

The Before:

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The During:

Find yourself a place that you can work with a lot of open space, good lighting, and make sure to put something down underneath your workspace so you don’t get paint everywhere.

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Use painting tape to place on the inside of the mirror so you don’t get your paint on the actual mirror.  Make sure the tape slides underneath the frame covering the entire mirror with no cracks showing.

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Paint first coat, and let it sit until it fully dries.  Then do a second coat over top to make it as opaque as possible.  Try to paint in straight lines to avoid bad streaks or clumps of paint.  We used Behr Ultra Premium Plus in Pure White PPU18-6.  This paint has a built in primer, so we didn’t use a separate one.  However, if you choose a paint sans primer, than you should use a primer before painting for your first coat.

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The After:

Once it’s fully dry from the second coat, remove the painting tape from the mirror and Voila!  A fresh new look for your mirror (and my living room.)

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  Get your craft on.

XO,

Gina

O Christmas Tree

Ta da!!!

We finally got our Christmas tree up!  We had to get a smaller one this year due to living room space.  Last year, our couch had not yet been delivered, and we got the biggest most beautiful tree.  While this one may not measure up in terms of looks, this year’s tree is definitely quirky and unique.  Dressed up in all the colorful lights and special ornaments, we have made this tree our own for 2012.  Take a peek and spread the holiday cheer!

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Next on the list: writing my Christmas cards!  Can you tell I kinda like Christmas?  Just a little?  The Christmas cards will have to wait ’til after the weekend though, because this girl is headed to Atlantic City.  Girls weekend here I come!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend as well!

XO,

Gina