11.15.2009

weekend project + second opinion

This weeked I decided to finally complete a project that I have had on my list for over 6 months! You see one of my biggest home decor dilemmas was not having any large pieces to hang on my walls and although it can be fun to play with proportion my walls were looking a little silly. So I decided to give facelift a mirror that I had had for while but that wasn't quite my style. And with some elbow grease, primer and three layers of metallic paint (RL Champagne Toast) I succeeded!

I am thinking about trying to paint some of the ridges with white (as it a really thick frame and a lot of gold!) and maybe try to distress it a bit. But the real question I have right now is where to hang it, which I where I need your help! I can either replace the small horse oil painting over my bookcase...

Or the tin mirror over the teak bench in my entry area.
I think I know which option I am leaning towards but cant wait to hear your thoughts!

33 comments:

ms. less is always more said...

Looks great! I love it by the bench...

A Life More Fabulous said...

Love the paint colour! I think I like the mirror above the bench best

Kallie said...

it looks AMAZING. RL makes an awesome crackle paint if you were going to distress it.

Abbie said...

I think the scale is better over the bookcase. Love the color!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Ooh, great simple project! I totally feel you on not having enough large pieces. I like it in both places; I think it depends what room both are in and where you want to see your reflection most!
P.S. Loooooove those ikat print pillows.

Beach Vintage said...

Love love love the colour. I liike the big frame best.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

My vote goes to the bookcase.

Emily said...

Great job on the project! I would put it right above the bookcase. Looks great!

Down and Out Chic said...

i really like the gold. my vote is for over the bench- i think it contrasts really nicely there.

Patricia Torres said...

Amazing job... Well done!! I like it above the bench.. the colours just fit in perfectly!

laura @ so alaurable said...

Great job! I'm leaning toward over the bench, with maybe some large artwork for the bookcase.

Jacquelyn said...

It makes a big difference over the bench!

paula said...

looks fabulous. i love the proportions over the bookcase, but either way it will look great.

Sharon said...

definitely the bench!

Shannon www.OldWorldCharm.info said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Although the color works well with the bench, because of its heft, I think the scale is more appropriate for the bookcase.

Shannon

glaukopis said...

I love it! I think it's so much better by your entry area :)

Nadine said...

I think it looks amazing over the bookcase!

Well done!

Nadine

Anonymous said...

Nice nice nice, I think the mirror looks welcoming over the bench, and the problem with the current picture over the bookshelf is that it is WAY too high.

I'd either bring it right down low, so that it has a visual connection to the bookshelf, you could even fill the wall or run a single horizontal line of small frames over the bookshelf if you don't have any other large pieces.

best of luck!

Alice

Adriana said...

I prefer it over the bookshelf, but either way looks nice. I too would have put it to the blogosphere, I'm very indecisive about these things and almost couldn't even leave an opinion :)

Donna said...

Definitely the bench...it's your entry and it gives the first impression!!!

Sam said...

The frame came out great! Both locations look good but I prefer over the bench.

Anonymous said...

BENCH all the way!

gtka3 said...

love the second choice in the entry area. beautifull project!

Haven and Home said...

Oh that is so hard. I think the bench is the one I would pick but both look great!

In Honor Of Design said...

gorgeous. love the bench

Jenn from The Home Decorating Company said...

Both options look great but I love how the mirror looks over the bench.

Luiza said...

Do the white ridges and place it over the bench! Definitely

Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous! I like it above the bench! XOXO

Megan V said...

That is so funny! I have a few little framed mirrors that I have been re-painting too. The difference? They were metallic gold and I painted them black!!! hahaha!

Wanderluster said...

Beautiful! I like it over the bench. The weight of it balances the size of the bench. And I like the repetition of the rectangular shapes.

Courtney said...

I vote for over the bench! Great project - I love the new look.

You Are My Fave said...

This is hard because it looks good in both places. I'm going to have to say the entryway though.

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