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The Dahlquist Mirror

Here's a quick and easy mirror makeover on the blog today! I love mirrors. They give our living spaces the illusion that they are bigger. They add light. And they give an easy way to add interest to a space.

This particular wood mirror was large in size and had fabulous 5.5" molding all around... it was just a little plain. An easy fix! I'm such a sucker for stripes. In two hours, this boring wood mirror went from this...



To this...








The Details: 

I painted the entire frame in two coats of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Old White. While the paint was drying,  I determined how wide I wanted my stripes and made a few paper calculations. Then, it was a tedious process of taping off the frame with my measurements. The stripes were painted in a custom color mixing 1 part Coco with 1 part Graphite and then protected it with ASCP Clear Wax. 


If you don't have a mirror in your space, get one! If you don't like the way it looks, paint it! :)

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street







11 comments

  1. I love this as much as the green geometric hutch/sideboard! I love black and white and stripes! I have a mirror that would look great with a similar finish, but I'll have to beef up the frame first. It's all black now, but this has my wheels spinning! I love your talent and your taste.

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    1. I'm a sucker for stripes! Your comment is the most sincere form of flattery. Thank you!

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  2. Nice upcycle, It brings it to the present, center stage!

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  3. LOVE IT!!!! Great color combination and I like the chunky strips with the detailed edging on the frame. I bet you get a lot of compliments from guests. :)

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    1. Isn't the edging fun!? Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to tell me so! You made my day!... Carrie

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  4. I'm so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Wow, Kimberly! Thanks so much, I'm honored!.. Carrie

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  5. I love this look! I have a similar mirror and have no idea how to paint it, but I think I might need to borrow this look!


    Thanks for sharing this with us at Talented Tuesday Link Party last week, hope you join us again!

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    1. I have a thing for stripes too! You should see the clothes in my closet. ;) I hope you'll try it!

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  6. Looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Pretty Preppy Party. xx, b

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