So I have this huge mirror:
My mom bought it for me. I’m a big fan. It needs a little more crack-filling and a fair amount of sanding.
Then comes the fun part: painting.
It’s been sitting, propped up against the non-functional fireplace in the living room, for a long time as I’ve debated what color to paint it. (ok, I’ve also been putting off sanding, as I hate sanding).
One part of me wants to paint it chartreuse. Because I love chartreuse.
Another part of me wants to use the sort of goldenrod paint I have in the basement, which was the result of the dude at Lowe’s claiming he could wing the color combo and come “pretty close” to what I wanted. Which was totally false. But the resulting color is bright and cheery, but best in very small doses.
And then a voice in my head says, “Stop making everything another random color. Paint it white.”
White would match the trim in my house right now and look good against the light gray walls, but might look dingy against not-quite-white walls in the future. Although seeing this similar mirror on Design*Sponge a few weeks ago might be moving me slowly into the white camp:
So, what color should I paint this mirror, keeping in mind its rather large size but thin frame? Do you typically stick to neutrals or are you like me and let a rainbow explode all over your living room? Any tips on making sanding less lame?
(first photo by me. second one from Design*Sponge: Sneak Peek: Samantha Hahn and David Moldawer.)