When we were visiting my parents over Spring break, I found a federal eagle mirror in a thrift store that I *thought* might be great. It was just interesting enough to be something special. But, it was $50, so I left it there. Then, I kept thinking about it and sent my dad back the next week to get it. It was marked down to half price. Destiny, I tell you.
After I researched similar mirrors on One Kings Lane and eBay, I knew I’d found a gem. I haven’t found an exact duplicate but similar ones online are pretty pricey. Normally, I wouldn’t be so quick to paint a vintage mirror, but the finish wasn’t all that great to begin with—and it was so dark between the black bookcases. Plus, it’s easier to justify having a little fun with a $25 find, right?
I used Rich Navy by Glidden (in a matte finish). I hesitated several weeks before painting it because I just couldn’t come up with a color that felt right. If all else fails, layer in more blue. :)
It may not stay in this spot forever, but it works for now. (And, pulling those bookcases apart has helped to fill the wall behind the sofa a little better. . .) See the room a few months ago here.