Decorating a new house is a huge task! When we got married we moved in to the house my husband already had and we tried to make it our own BUT we knew we would be trying to sell it soon so we didn’t really decorate it. We tried to sell it before we got married but it didn’t happen so we took it off the market and I moved in after the wedding and we were there for about a year before deciding to move closer to my side of the family. The year of “seclusion” (it seemed so far from anything for me!) was good for us in a way because it allowed us to focus on each other with less distractions. So our first year of marriage was sometimes hard but also wonderful because when we had a tough time… or a glorious time… we were closest to each other. We really became each others best friends…. more than before. Any who, back to the house!
Above is the living room in our 2nd house! After moving in to this house we knew we would be here for at least 5 years (according to our plan anyways… God can always shake things up a bit!) SOOOO I was going to be able to decorate! We were finally going to be able to make our house a Home! 😀 Once we finally figured out our furniture layout (thanks to my amazing hubby!) it was time to decorate the wall! 😀 yay! I really wanted something over the couch BUT I didn’t want to spend a lot of money! yanno how that goes? So the search began and I finally came across this mirror below and claimed it as our own… and got it for a steal at $20! I knew I could spray paint it white and it would fit in and be right at home in our new house! 😀
I liked the decorative pattern on the reclaimed mirror too! That was an added bonus! To get it ready for painting I stuck newspaper under the edges of the side and taped the papers together… I then set up a tarp outside and after wiping down the mirror edges free of dust and sanding any rough spots…. I painted the first coat! 😀
It took 2 coats to make the reclaimed mirror look ok but I went ahead and did a third coat to make it a more solid and crisp white since the darker blue underneath was hard to cover up! 😀 After I finished painting I decided to plat with sanding it and making it have worn spots. Once I was pleased with how those came out… on the wall it went! 😀
I have since added frames to the side of the reclaimed mirror and filled them with pictures of people we Love. 🙂
Proverbs 14:1 ” The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.”
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