Happy Tuesday everyone! Today's Tool Time is about painting...paint primer to be exact. The picture below is the "after" of an area in our home that has been on the "to do" list for 19 years.
Ok, saying 19 years out loud seems crazy, but we all know how things can get pushed aside for other projects. When you move into a new place, you have so many projects to do to make someone else's house your home. Painting rooms, new flooring, drapery and we even had new additions so my parents could move in with us.
This whole wall is a wall of mirrors and would be a daunting task of removing it and re-sheet rocking.
Well, I finally addressed this problem without much effort or money at all.
Here's the miracle primer...Stix!
This is the BEFORE...this whole wall surrounding the opening into the den area (where the Christmas tree is), is all mirror...floor to ceiling. The white wall to the right is where I already started to prime.
Here is the after with tan paint...it actually feels like a room now.
This wall in the left foreground with the evergreen wreath on it is a wall that bumps out from the kitchen. The bump out is mirror on the other side too.
This is the other side...
Here is the whole wall primed with Stix.
Rolled on easily and washed easily too.
I did leave one wall mirror and I do have plans for that. I am going to frame it out with wide molding to make it look like those big framed mirrors you see in Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.
Similar to this look from Pottery Barn...
or this from Pinterest...
Here's the "after" painting with the one section left alone as mirror. No trim yet. You really don't see this mirror when you walk into the house from the front door, so my girls will be happy that I left one mirror.
We all do that one last check of the outfit and hair on the way out the door!!
The wreath on the left is kind of dark in this picture, but I did hang it from a small nail in the wood molding at the very top.
I'm sure I could use the 3M hooks, but really want the primer and paint set or cure before I add anything to it.
This is a before picture with half of the mirror painted with the primer...
This is the after. Feels so much warmer in this room now.
It's 3 inches wide and uses rosettes in the corners so you don't have to cut mitered corners.
This is a test look at it.
I will be using Liquid Nails to attach it to the mirror.
When the trim is cut and glued, I will definitely do a post on it for you!!
Hope this tip helps any one out there who has mirror that's been bothering them too.