before + after: porthole mirror
I’ve always loved round mirrors and if you do, too, you know that larger ones are pretty hard to find on a budget, so when I spotted this porthole mirror at Target a few weeks ago, I grabbed it for Baby Girl’s nursery without a second thought. I loved the shape and the size, but the black finish was just not what I wanted for her room, so I decided to put a few quick coats of paint on it to give it a chalky, whitewashed finish, instead, and it turned out beautifully. I used Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer, my favorite (you don’t have to sand or strip it first, this stuff sticks to everything!), followed by two coats of Pratt and Lambert’s Creme Liqueur and then whitewashed and dry brushed some white paint over top. This was a super quick DIY and I absolutely love how it turned out. Here it is before:
And here is the chalky after:
Porthole and convex mirrors can be tough to find but they are oh so pretty! Whether hung alone on the wall, in smaller groupings, en masse with a gallery wall or suspended from bookshelves, they make such a beautiful focal point:
Tom Stringer Design
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