Sunday, April 26, 2009

No more mirrors!

Remember this?

Well this weekend we finally got rid of the tacky mirror mosaic around the fireplace!

First I ripped off the old molding and started chipping away at the mirror mosaic.

Next I taped off the entire area and spray painted the brass strips on the doors.

(I didn't change the tiles - the lighting just makes them look different.)

Then I put up new molding and painted it glossy white. I hadn't planned on keeping those square things at the bottom of the side pieces but when I took them off I noticed the tile had been cut to accommodate them so if I didn't put them back there would be a space on either side.

The trim and spray paint cost a little under $20 - if I'd known the project would be this easy and inexpensive I would have done it months ago!

Its nothing fancy but we really love how it turned out!

What do you think?


Terry said...

It looks fantastic-so clean. It actually makes the mantle look bigger for some reason. I love that the gold is gone-much classier. Beautiful job and it didn't cost an arm and a leg. Great work-love it!!!!!!

Brandon and Becca said...

That looks so much nicer. I'm so impressed with your craftiness and home improvement skills.