Well, it’s been a while, but I just wanted to share a quick project with you all really quickly. I’ve been fixing up my entry way, and I thought I’d share one of my favorite projects from it. I found a cheapy mirror on clearance from WalMart for something like $15. I liked that it was basic and practical with hooks for keys, but other than that, it definitely lacked any kind of charm or personality.
I love old pub mirrors, the ones with writing on them, like this one.
So, I thought I’d play around with this idea, and also personalize the mirror.
If you’ve read any of my posts, you’ve likely seen me mention this little pen that I’ve used for at least a dozen projects.
Well, I’m using it again, but this is actually the first project for which I originally bought the pen (I got mine at Hobby Lobby). I also bought a $2 set of stencils from Walmart, and with these 2 items, just $5 total, I gave the mirror a fun, personalized makeover.
I added our last name and the year we were married. Unfortunately, I found out that mirrors are quite difficult to photograph properly (for a novice photographer like me anyways), but it says SWARTZ & CO, est. 2005.
I added a few plants, some artwork I made (including a silhouette portrait of our dog and a sketch I did of our littlest), a few other meaningful knick-knacks, and a $7 entry rug from Walmart.
I hated that glass diamond window in the front door when we first moved into this trailer, but it’s another one of those things that has gradually grown on me.
I will be sharing the rest of this front room makeover over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!