Master Bedroom Updates: Spray Painted and Glazed Mirror

Hi everyone!  Sorry I’ve been MIA all week.  Had my first exam in my Art History class this week and an assignment due for another class, so I had to buckle down and get ’em done!  

I wanted to share with you a quick makeover/update in my “master” bedroom.  My hubby and I recently decided to purchase a new comforter set.  It’s a really beautiful print:  white background with a grey, brown and blue paisley print.  We fell in love.  But once I got it home I realized that it didn’t really go well with my paint color, the mirror above my bed or the lampshades (that I had just recently purchased!  Pictures show lampshades switched out already). 

 Well I can tell you for certain, that the paint color wasn’t going to change (at least not any time soon), but the lampshades and the mirror were definitely things that I could tweak.

The mirror was originally a gold-toned.

I sprayed it with some Krylon brushed nickel spray paint.  I may have mentioned before how I’m just not good at spray-painting!  I over spray, make drips and almost always cause the paint to crackle–I can never get a nice smooth finish! 

 Because the finish was blotchy, I decided to do my favorite glazing treatment on the mirror, with my raw umber craft paint as I did herehere and here.

 Drip ped some of the craft paint around the mirror

 and spread it around with a paint brush-lightly dipped in water, until I got the look I wanted.

 Glazing the mirror helped to minimize the uneven appearance of the spray paint as well as provided a texture on the mirror that wasn’t really there before.



It’s a very minimal change, but it makes a world of difference for me!

I’ll be back soon with my lamp update . . .

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  1. Our Delightful Home
    February 16, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    Really pretty mirror. The glaze gives the mirror a really nice custon look.Mrs.

  2. Beth @ Free Stylin'
    February 17, 2012 / 12:21 am

    Your bedroom looks so peaceful! Great job on the mirror – it looks beautiful!

  3. Noelle
    February 17, 2012 / 1:28 am

    Your new bedding is gorgeous and your room is beautiful! I love all that natural light too!

  4. Amy
    February 29, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    I would love to know where the bedding is from! It's exactly what we've been looking for! Beautiful!

  5. Carli
    February 29, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by! The bedding was purchased at Homegoods.I LOVE it-it's very plush and comfy, not to mention beautiful as well!

  6. Amy
    March 2, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Do you know what brand it is? I'm assuming HomeGoods is like TJMaxx? That's all we have. 🙂

  7. Brandi
    March 3, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Your bedroom is so nice Carli! I love your comforter set. Great job on the mirror as well!

  8. Carli
    March 20, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Hi Amy, The bed set is by Hillcrest. You might be able to find it at Marshall's or TJ MAXX. I saw a siilar one at Marshall's.

  9. Brandi
    May 15, 2012 / 12:06 am

    Guess who went out and bought the same exact comforter set?! Yep, you got it…me! My old one had seen better days and the colors in this one match my room without me having to change out the curtains and bed skirt. Hope you're doing well. Miss you! : )

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