chalk paint leaning mirror

love. love. love

love. love. love

I have this little space in my dining/random room off of our kitchen that I’ve been dreaming of nestling a leaning floor mirror into for the perfect #ootd pictures. Problem is… most floor mirrors are more than I want to spend on this project.

I did find an awesome mirror at Costco at a good price! Only $99! It comes in four styles. Personally, I liked the Soho. It’s more of a rustic look with some cool details. They even had the mirror on sale for $79 recently! That’s an incredible price for a mirror of that size!

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the soho

Something in my gut told me to hold out and not purchase it (and it wasn’t erin’s constant reminder that we didn’t need it RIGHT. NOW.). So I patiently waited for the universe to give me a sign that it was time to buy a mirror.

Months went by. Lots of months. I emptied out the tiny nook to prepare it for whatever beautiful mirror would eventually fill the space. And it sat there empty…. until…

One day I was casually browsing the various Swip Swap groups I belong to on Facebook and there it was… the mirror. Best part… $40!!! It was larger than the one at Costco and not exactly the same look but I knew it would work. The post was popular and had a list of Takes and Nexts but I remained optimistic. I added my “Next” and crossed my fingers that all the other people would flake out. No news.

"the mirror"

“the mirror”

It had been a couple of days with no pending pickup update so I figured I would give it a shot. I tagged the poster and asked if it had been picked up because I still wanted it if it was available. Hours later I received a notification, “It’s available but you’ll have to wait until I’m back in town again.” Um yes, I can wait.

Picking it up was so exciting. I was like beaming with joy. I can’t believe I’m so excited about a silly mirror. I basically wanted to hug it when I picked it up. It fit perfectly snug in the back of my tiny Ford Ranger. We got it home and put it directly into its new home.

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I knew it needed a little updating so I decided just to chalk paint it with some leftover Annie Sloan Paris Grey paint. Two coats and a layer of wax later, it’s exactly what I wanted!

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Next up, baby proofing it to the wall. Add that to the baby proofing list. I guess right now shouting “ACK” and pulling P away from the mirror will have to work.

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