Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kitchen Mirror Painted Grey

Moving along in smaller projects for our kitchen, this time I re-painted the vintage mirror that hangs under our kitchen cabinets, directly above our sink.


I am working towards even more neutrals in our home and last year painted our main floor in white and greys (BM Simply White and Revere Pewter, plus a Gray Owl half bath.) I am also working on adding in more wood tones and texture. 


This is the mirror the first time I painted it in a light turquoise. While I love turquoise/aqua and blues, I have discovered that I prefer them in easily removable seasonal accents. For Fall, Christmas and our long winter I like a neutral base of whites, greys and black. Being over the sink, the mirror with all its detail needed to repainted. Cleaning just wouldn't cut it any more. I used a medium grey spray paint/primer with a darker grey DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Yesteryear over top and then waxed it. Still deciding if I should use a dark wax.


On Monday I shared the big pine chalkboard I made for this same kitchen wall (in the eat-in area.) Other projects in the near future include building the sideboard I mentioned in that post and changing (or spray painting) our brass knobs to black. I also need to either freshen the paint on the backsplash or put up some beadboard (either one in Simply White.) Our kitchen is 17 years old and while I would love a tile backsplash, at this point I will wait for tile until we can afford new counters or a kitchen redo. I like ticking little projects like this off my to do list. Thanks for visiting!

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12 comments:

  1. Even though I love turquoise I'm loving the grey!
    Well done!!

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  2. That's stunning Elizabeth. Great choice of colour :) Mimi xxx

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  3. Is that chalk paint that you used? Beautiful detail on the mirror!!

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  4. that grey color you used on the mirror frame is so pretty! Of course, you know I love neutrals (especially grey and white). Loving all the changes that you're making.

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  5. It's very pretty. I agree with you about having neutral pieces that will match well with seasonal decor. It makes seasonal decorating much easier!

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  6. I just love a mirror. As a matter of fact, I have one just like it only it's white right now. Gray is now one of my basic colors!

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  7. so glad 2 find u sgain. thx 2 Pamela's comments, i have another google + name 4 u?!!! i will visit again soon. hope u r well & life is good. a new blog name as well? ( ;

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  8. A beautiful transformation. I think because grey is a neutral color it blends better in your kitchen. Turquoise was nice too.. BTW, visiting you from Inspire me Tuesday..

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  9. The Yesteryear color is beautiful on the mirror! I love where you hung it, too!

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  10. New to your blog! Enjoyed browsing through and seeing your beautiful home! The mirror looks perfect in gray! Now following you! Look forward to more of your clever DIY projects and pretty decor! ~Rhonda

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  11. Your soft grays and whites look so fresh, Elizabeth! I just love the look of anything freshly painted.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Your mirror looks perfect painted in the soft gray tone! The color really brings out the pretty details.

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