Thursday, June 9, 2011

What a Difference Some White Makes

Over the weekend, we bought this beautiful piece of furniture:
Please ignore the crap thrown on top, I suck at making vignettes
Okay, so I know it's not beautiful, but it's much better than what we had there before: the sofa table Boyfriend made me for Christmas when I still lived in my apartment, our glass-top coffee table because we need the space in the living room and the two infant car seats sitting on top of the coffee table..... and we needed some place to put baby toys, they now belong in the bottom bin.

After assembling the...thing....what is that called anyway? IKEA calls it a bookshelf, we'll go with that. After assembling the bookshelf, I loved the airy-ness the white brought into the room, so I looked around to see what else I could paint.

This wall has never felt quite right to me. The sconces and speakers are leftover from Boyfriend's bachelor days and I don't have the heart to make him take them down. I know I need something by the door, but am not quite sure what yet. So I decided to paint.

I had visions of a white, curvy mirror and white picture frames on that wall. The wall perpendicular to it is a deep brown so I felt all the black furniture makes it too dark and depressing. I hightailed it to Lowes and got to painting.

At first, I was getting this cool black and white effect that really brought out the curves in the mirror, except I couldn't leave it like that because I had already sprayed o much paint on some parts of the mirror. I always spray too much paint- who would've known there's a method to spray painting! 

I'm not sure I like it this way either. I really need to finish this wall and  I kind of want to use a glaze to help the curves really stand out. Any one got some glazing tips for me?


  1. Looks great! Love the shelf!

  2. you can't go wrong with the expedit shelf. i own one in black brown. LURVE IT!!!

  3. I love the curvy mirror and girl, LOVING the cougar blanket! We have like 5 of those in our house!

  4. I love the bookshelf....if that's what IKEA calls it. I like the frame in white too.

  5. I think the mirror really POPS now, looks good :) and the bookshelfy will get toms of use out of and when you get bored you can easily switch things up on it/in it for a whole new look!

  6. I like that six months later I read this! :) We use the "bookshelf" in the blackbrown color as an entertainment center since it provides a buffer on each side of the tv. It also houses the ps3, cable box, bluray, dvds and some books! AND my lotion collection. :) I like that entire line of shelving. We also have the 4x4 I need to put together as a room divider to seperate the dining room from the office I've created in the living room. :)


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