Saturday, May 30, 2009

Knock Knock! Who's there?

It's Niski! She says "welcome to our home"!

We just recently completely finished our back sitting room! Here is the reveal!

Not sure what this room was before we bought the house.  See it back there with the blue carpeting?

Installation of French doors:

New slate tile floor:

DIY Alphabet Chair accent.

DIY Key keeper for those who LOSE everything!

We decided to repurpose this mirror that was hanging over the fireplace when we purchased our home (picture of living room before we bought the house). Remove very carefully. Luckily ours was only held in place by brackets. No glue.

We glued the mirror to a piece of plywood that was cut bigger than the mirror (to create a border). We used Gorilla Glue.

We then applied weights (after laying towels on the mirror) and let it dry for a week. Once we knew it was dry, we screwed the mirror (the plywood border) into the studs in the wall (this sucker is heavy).

Russ did a great job framing the mirror and I stained the wood  to match the cherry console and apothecary chest. He used finishing nails to attach the frame after the mirror was hung. I love how it turned out! 

I purchased a vinyl monogram and applied it directly to the mirror after marking the center of the mirror with an eyeliner pencil and determining the center of the monogram. There are a few bubbles to work out. It's a little tedious but, use a razor blade to get the stubborn bubbles by scoring a tiny invisible line and smoothing.

Ta-da, here are photos of the completed area. I love the atmosphere.  Lots of light!  Still some new seating coming and a little redecorating!  Stay tuned!

Spring arrangement before mirror project completed:

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TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there Roeshel,
I am so excited for you! The new blog is already looking great! I'm gonna do a little feature of your new endeavor over at "The Zoo". Remember if youwill, your mudroom is what brought me to you. It looks so fantastic all complete. Of course I LOVE your "B" as that is obviously my last initial ;)
You have motivated me, girl. Darn't, I will finish a project so that I can show it off!
Talk to ya' soon,

Sarah from pewter+sage said...

I LOVE this room!!! The difference from before to after is like unbelievable! YOU ARE AWESOME! I had no idea the mirror was going to be that big or that you were doing the cool. It really looks beautiful, I love all the natural accents/materials and the funky modern mix of the alphabet chair. Congrats to both of you for a job well done! And this new blog is such a good idea. Thanks for all your efforts:)

Anonymous said...

WOW! awesome. and love the monogram

Jenny said...

Beautiful! You all did an awesome job with everything! I love the monogram mirror!

Embellished Bayou said...

I love the monogram mirror, I never would have thought about that, but now I may have to steal the idea! Looks great!

Jamie said...

I love everything about the room! I'm planning on putting slate tile down in our entry too!
Great job and great blog!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These look like pictures from a home decor magazine! Love, love, love that slate floor, and yourmonogram on the mirror is such a fabulous idea! Congratulations on doing a great job! laurie

Rachel H said...

Do you mind sharing where you found the monogram? I love it!

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks! I get my vinyl art from etsy seller, singlestonestudio. Here's a link:


bevVan said...

I love the monogram on the mirror! I would love to do this on my bathroom mirror (it is one of those huge builder-grade jobs). Quick question -- how do you clean your mirror? Does glass cleaner remove the decal?

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Bev! I haven't had any issue with using glass clean. I just spray the cloth (not the monogram) sparingly and wipe around the monogram. :)

Good luck!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Hello, I just found your blog today and have been peeking around. I love this mirror idea, and am going to talk Mr. into helping me with 2 large mirros I have, that need frames. Great blog!! I'm following you around now. =)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Who knew that boring, ugly mirror could be so spectacular....well, I guess YOU did.....great job. I am loving it!

Warm Christmas blessings,

Anonymous said...

What color is the vinyl monogram? Love it!

The DIY Show Off said...

I believe the color I chose is matte silver. It looks dark gray so it might even be the stone gray. I'm sorry I can't remember exactly which one it is, it's been a while. :)



Anonymous said...

What is the name of the paint color you used?

Malena said...

SUPER job - the mirror looks way expensive!

Love the floors. We have that same slate in our great room and guest bath. I don't know why I'm so obsessed with the sealer, but I am. What kind did you use? Seems everyone has a different take on sealers.
Malena - fwmld88ATgmailDOTcom

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