Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

Hi there people :)

I am participating in Ann Marie's "Help Me!" Wednesaday party over at white house, black shutters. This is my very first linky party so I'm pretty excited :)

Anyway, my dilemma is what to do with a recently acquired mirror for my dining room.  It is a ornate, gold and made of solid wood.  Hard to find now a days- at least that is what my mom told me :)  I wasn't loving the gold but knew I could spray paint it and be in love with it.  Especially for a whopping twelve buckaroos.  But I don't know what color to paint it.  I plan on hanging it over the buffet. So please give me your suggestions.  Here is the mirror...

And here is a close up of the frame...

And another...

Ok, and just so you know what the rest of my dining room looks like here you go...

Our table.  Needs refinishing.

My Sideboard.  Love the curved front.  Still needs some TLC.  Not sure about the black.

Sorry for such poor lighting. 

My Photo Gallery

I have plans to restain the dining room table and chairs in the future but not sure of the color just yet. I think on the darker end of the spectrum because my husband refuses to use white in this room for any of the furniture.  He thinks it will look like a giant candy cane :)  That makes me giggle.

So what do you think?  What color should I paint the mirror?

Ok and I really tried to grab a button but it just wouldn't work.  So sorry :)


  1. Hi Julie! I think it's great that you linked up. That's funny about the white furniture making the room look like a candy cane! That's too bad, cuz that's what I was going to suggest for at least part of your table. Ha! As far as the mirror goes, I would paint it black to go with the buffet, but I LOVE black furniture. Good luck with your decision!

  2. I would go with distressed black with white underneath... It would help the details pop and add even more "flair" to an awesome find!

  3. I think I would go with black. I think it would be richer and more dramatic than white. You could also just hit the gold with a dark glaze to tone down the gold and make it look more vintage. It is a great piece. Lucky you.

  4. Oooh, I love this!

    I'm SO honored to be your first link party! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing the love by linking back to our blog. So sorry it's taken me so long to get here to check out your post! I featured you, so please feel free to grab a "they like me" button for your blog! :)

    As for the mirror, I really think you should go with black. I like the idea of toning down the gold with some sort of glaze, or even adding a bit of gold glaze to the black mirror. Those details are gorgeous and I agree with Pam, great piece!

    -Ann Marie


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