Several months back I came across this rather large antique mirror. I believe it had a base of some sort at one time. I couldn’t walk away. I stood there in the shop just staring at the mirror sitting on the floor. I loved the size and detail of the piece. And then I saw it, on top of my mantle the mirror would look like a built in. So for $30 or $40 dollars, I cant even remember, we brought this beauty home. I have been waiting to get to this project, and I am anxious to get it in place and see how it looks and how long it will be up there on the mantle. I do love to change things. Here is how it started out, gorgeous, just too dark for me.
Well this is the piece that changed my mind about changing all the molding to white. I took this in the house and painted it in the cream paint, not only did it look yellow to me, but I felt it looked like a granny lived here. The muted creamy tone didn’t give it the modern fresh look I wanted. So my head began to spin and the next thing you know I am painting all the molding in the entire house white. As I began to paint the molding white, the cream I had been using for 20years began to look more yellow and almost dirty or somber to me. Now I cant wait to get it all covered.
Here is the mantle after the white paint went on. I am in love.
Here is the mantle before with its cream color and full look.
…….and now with its white color and scaled back look. I am in love.
We do plan to tweak the original front of this mantle and cover the medallion with a different piece of molding, but that’s on the back burner for now.
Slowly but surely I am transforming this too dark house into a house full of light, simply by changing the molding to white.
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