Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm beginning to think Rustoleum should sponser a spray-paintaholics.

 Remember the itsy bitsy bathroom reno I showed you HERE a couple days ago. If you don't remember than you MAY have bigger problems than I do. Just kidding, but seriously, if you haven't seen it, it is cute. I think! Even if I can never find my keys. Or if I currently want to spray paint everything that's not moving. I'm sure I have tons of issues!


I've had that mirror since before we got married. When I was in college (don't get all excited, it was for just a short while, then I married and started popping out babies...two at a time!) I did some interior design work at a furniture store my mother's friend owned. I fell in LOVE with this mirror at the time. I was about 18 so um it's a bit over 20 years old. SHEEESH. I'm old. Anyway, I loved the bow. A. Lot. It was an expensive "furniture store" mirror from Carolina Mirror company and I might add, this little sucker weighs a TON and has pretty beveled edges around the mirrored portion. Even with my discount, I think I paid 90.00 for it (I know it was a little less than a $100). I think that's expensive, even now! ;-) For 20 years it adorned 2 different powder rooms in the two homes we've owned, showing off it's slightly aged, gold toned finish.

Enter 2010 and me with my current obsession with Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint. After I RENEWED the bathroom light fixture and the toilet paper holder and the towel holder, the mirror looked a bit sad. She wanted a little face lift. (Don't we all after about 20 years past our glorious youth!) I had handsome Mr. Whimages take her down, I unscrewed her with the drill gun (girls, if you can't use the drill gun, get a lesson. NOW!) Painted her pretty little face, screwed her back together and VOILA' she's bright and shiny and looks totally different, sorta like Heidi Montag, you know her own mother may not recognize her! Since I did the oil rubbed bronze on the other fixtures, she needed some Heirloom White to give her some contrast and make her stand out amongst her rich friends. What do you think? The powder room is almost done it's little update!
You are probably wondering what's this mess down here in this last photo, right? WELL, that's where we originally had our built in entertainment center, the TV was there and book cases on either side. We "built" it out into our garage about 7 years ago or so to give us some extra space. Since the new flat screen came and Mr. Whimages built the TV cabinet out of the wood he took out of the built in, we've been trying to decide WHAT to do with the area...stay tuned it's finally progressing! Notice "FLAT KITTY" in this last photo, she's the little stuffed toy that looks like she was run over by the garbage truck. She is actually the love of our little lady boxer, Macy's life! She's checking out the progress of the new built in.


It's me said...

Hello Robyn

Just wanna say hello....have a good sunny happy weekend !!

Hugs from Ria

Holly said...

I bet your mirror looks more authentic than poor Heidi. Off to check out the photos of your bathroom.

Tina said...

Oh this post made me smile for many reasons sweet Robyn!! Wishing you a wonderful day ~ Tina xx

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey girlfriend! I'm lovin' your mirror all white and shiny! :) I like the contrast between the hammered spray paint (addiction) and the white mirror! :-D Wow, your flat kitty really is FLAT, she needs a good basketball pump or something! LOL I can't wait to see what you're doing with the built in tv me on pins and needles! Girl, how in the world are you doing all these projects with your surgery coming must be on high speed!
Let me know how things go...I'll be prayin'!
Hugs and love

My Cottage Charm said...

Ohhhh, are you making an office in that tv space? It just hit me and I had to ask!!!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Pretty!! Love it!

Love your writing style and wit.

I'm sorry it took me so long to get over here after you followed me. So glad I stopped by. I'm following you now, too! :)

We are putting the finishing touches on our kids'/guest bathroom after some extensive reno. A fresh coat of paint on ANYTHING works wonders.

I will join the Rustoleum spray paintersaholics group. :)

Meg said...

It's so cute...stopped by from Remodelaholics Anonymous....just loved your title! Ha!

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Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Really cute post. Love the mirror
You go girl!