Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mirror, Mirror...Oh how I love you!

I finally managed to complete our front entryway makeover.  If you recall, this is what our entryway used to look like.

The mirror and chair belonged to my Granny.  It has been passed down several generations.  While I love both, I was craving something lighter and brighter.  Don't worry, both will find a new home in another room in our house.

I saw this table (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00105064) on an episode of Nate and knew I had to have it!   I loved the glass top!  I knew I wanted to add light to this area as well, and found a great lamp while shopping for the table.  I love that it has a dimmer switch, so I can control the amount of light depending on time of day and my mood.  I picked up a couple accessories, and created some Word Art using Wordle (thanks Cassie).   The only thing missing was a new mirror.  One that would suit the space.  I found this one at Lowes...


But, I wasn't loving the color...not light, bright and airy!  So, what is the Queen of Spray Paint to do?  Why make a trip to Home Depot to purchase Rustoleum's Plastic Primer and White Laquer spray paint.  A couple coats of each later and ...this is how the entryway turned out~





I am loving the new look!  Light, bright, cheerful, and airy.  And, less fussy!  I am so thrilled with how this turned out that I am looking for ways to lighten other areas of our home as well.

I hope to have a couple of projects complete this week, and can't wait to share them with you!

24 comments:

Shellie said...

Ohh, same mirror they have over on YHL!
The after looks great, so clean, bright and fresh.

Margaret said...

love it..so bright and cheerful. Might I ask what is your paint color on the walls

Karena said...

Light bright and cheery, so easy to change out accessories whenever you want!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Judy said...

Just beautiful, just like looking at a picture in a magazine! You did good girlfriend....

Judy

LifestyleBohemia said...

What a fantastic transformation! The mirror in white looks beautiful.
Lovely blog - following you now!
xx
Joanna

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Looks so great!! Fresh and fun. That table is incredible! Makes me want to head down to Atlantic Station and grab one up!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That is a HUGE transformation. I love how bright and happy it looks! So welcoming. Great before and after my friend!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Don't worry, it will find a place in the house somewhere! Too funny! I do the same.

Love the new look! The glass lamp, buffet table and mirror are very crisp and clean looking! It's bright, cheery and very welcoming! Looks great, Lauren! :) ~M

Jen@Organized-Design said...

Love the way it looks! It's so fresh and very inviting! I would love to walk into something like that!

CCH said...

oh my gosh this is so cute! and i LOVE, love love the song playing on your blog!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Lauren~it's so light and fresh! Just lovely. What a fabulous mirror~

Michaela said...

How great, Lauren! I adore how it came out. The white is perfect for the space. Also, I have that same Anthro candle and it is my favorite!

Simple Dwellings said...

So happy to find your blog! I love the transformation! It does look so bright and cheery! You did a great job.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Oh it looks awesome. The mirror is perfect!!

Kim said...

So clean and fresh looking! If you happened to take more pictures of that table, I wouldn't mind that. On the Ikea website, it looks so uninteresting.

natasha {schue love} said...

Hoping over from Ten June and I must say that I adore this entryway makeover! So beautiful! :)

kristincita said...

your hallway just shed a hundred pounds and about 50 years. great makeover!

Lewis said...

Hi I am a new follower. Saw you over at Decorchick. Love your decor style

Beth at southernfriedliving said...

I love the makeover especially the green an aqua accents colors! Can you tell me the name of the wall color?

Thanks,
your newest follower
Beth

Karen At Home said...

Wow, what an amazing difference! I love the transformation of the mirror, great job!

Karen

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Looks so good! and I love your wordle!!


I have that lowes mirror -- i think i need to get the spray paint out!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How did I miss this!
It's gorgeous! Fabulous makeover :)
XO

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

You did such a lovely job! The mirror looks just perfect!

Anna See said...

What a fresh, fun look!