Monday, April 14, 2014

I've been having an affair...

No, not that kind of affair...I have been happily married for 25 years (26 in May).

No, I have been having an affair with a paint brush.  Well, that and my new favorite color...Beach Glass by Benjamin Moore.

It all started with a console table in our upstairs hallway.  It never really quite felt right.  It was a bit too modern for our home.  So, I decided I would move the one from our downstairs foyer upstairs.

Well, that left that space a bit naked!

We had a Pottery Barn piece in our basement that used to be in our family room.  However, we were no longer fond of the China red color.

I decided to tackle sanding and painting it so we could use it in our foyer.  Of course, when I told my sweet #1 what I was doing she exclaimed, "you are sanding and painting a $$$ Pottery Barn piece...dad is going to kill you!"  I informed her dad already knew and thought it was in fact a good idea.  LOL  Plus, I have learned it is easier to ask for forgiveness after the fact.

So, here it is before...

Sorry, not the best pic of it but you get the idea.

And, here it is now...


The mirror is not staying.  It is finding a new home in #2's room shortly (we are redoing her room in a fun Lilly print, once mom's hand recovers from all the painting over the weekend-if you follow me on IG you know the console was not my only victim).

Okay...here is where you come in.  I am having a hard time deciding on the type/shape/color of mirror to replace the current one with.  I saw this one at Target and like the fact that it is round, black, a bit distressed with some gold and mimics the handles (colors/shape) on the console.  It is just a tad smaller in size then the current mirror.

I have thought about something with a bit more detail too, but was it afraid it might be too formal looking.

Thoughts???  Am waiting to style the console until I have the mirror in place.






13 comments:

Jamie said...

It looks awesome!

NanaDiana said...

That console looks GREAT! I love the new color and the details really show up a lot better.

What about a long, narrow mirror that would ride just above the console for the length of it? Then it would reflect any lamplight, etc. that you place on the console-giving depth to the area, too. I might do that and then maybe something hanging in the space to the top left on the wall -- just a thought and no matter what you do it will look great. xo Diana

Michaela said...

I loveeee this so much! It's the perfect color!

Brandi said...

Love the new color, Lauren! One change always leads to another. Good luck finding the perfect mirror.

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Wow - what a fantastic color! Great job Lauren!!

The replacement mirror isn't bad, but I don't know that it screamed "I'm the one!!" in my head. :) It was simple enough that you could use it somewhere else though if you didn't like it. Or you could buy it and see what you think after it hangs there a week!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Love the new color of the chest - looks so great! I see a long mirror looking best over that chest but something with some curves rather than a simple rectangle. Looking forward to seeing what you end up with!

Ron said...

Perfect, Lauren!

Tery H said...

Hey Lauren. I LOVE the painted console-what a great color. I too love all shades of turquoise. I love the Target mirror. If it's the one I saw in the store it has a nice depth to it. I think I would center it above the console-just for balance on that angle wall. Sometimes you just have to play with it but that is a great mirror. Plus you can always return it if it's not right.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Looks so nice!

Allison said...

It looks fantastic Lauren! Beach glass is such a pretty color. So fresh and peaceful I think. You did a beautiful job!

Chic Coastal Living said...

I used to paint lots of things too in my home! Miss those days!

rphilbeck said...

I love it…The blue is really pretty!!!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

It turned out lovely! If you don't mind sharing....what is the wall color? They complement each other well.