Pretty in pink mirror

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A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I found the most AAAmaaaazzing mirror inspiration on Pinterest.

Knight Moves: Stella Dallas.

It was love at first sight. One of the comments on the pin mentioned that you could find similar mirrors on eBay made by the Syroco Company. I started searching around for Syroco mirrors. and a number of them popped up. I thought I’d start off small and possibly work my way up to something like my dream inspiration above.Β  With that in mind I came across this lovely little gem on eBay.

It had similar lines to the inspiration but on a much smaller scale. I actually really loved the beaded trim detail on the inner portion of the frame, so I bid on it and scored it for $10.5.0 plus shipping. Wohoo!

Once I got this baby home I gave it a good cleaning with some soap, water and a toothbrush to get rid of the dust buildup before I started to paint.

Then I carefully took some needle nose pliers and pried out the tiny nails that were holding the mirror in place to the frame.

To paint the frame I used a Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer in White and some Krylon Raspberry paint in Gloss.

I wanted to make sure the I got good coverage of my raspberry paint and that I wouldn’t have any peeling issues down the road so I made to to follow the directions on the can and apply a good base coat of primer. It took me a few coats to get it but once I was satisfied I left it for a bit and waited for it to dry.

Then I applied the Raspberry paint in much the same manner as the primer, paying special attention to the directions on the suggested dry time between coats. After that it was pretty much waiting around for paint to dry so I could hang it on the wall.

 

I think it looks lovely on the blue wall where it hangs.

 

Some tips if you’re looking for your own mirror to revamp. If you search on eBay you can find very similar ones if you search for Syroco mirror, Hollywood regency mirror orΒ  Baroque mirror. You’ll be surprise at the number of options that pop up.

 

I love it, I’m so happy with it that’s I’m on the lookout for a similar larger mirror with the same styling I can revamp for another wall.

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