OK, now I KNOW that Princess Diana is not Greek.
But she is Royal. And there is just something about Greek Key that has such a royal feeling.
I have always loved the Greek Key pattern and this was the perfect excuse to bring a little “royalty” to my home! And since Princess Diana is also known for her royal blue sapphire ring, so of course this mirror is blue. Which is perfect, because you know I have a thing for blue.
To start, I dragged out the mirror that came with the hand-me-down bedroom set that was given to us for the big boy room. To see what I did with the dressers that came with it, click here.
Pretty boring, huh? But you know I have a thing for mirrors and this one just needed a little love! So after a little sanding and de-ornamenting, I just taped it off to start with the painting.
First up, I gave it a coat of white. You can tell I wasn’t very careful with this step. I just applied it in the area where I knew it needed to be and didn’t really care where else it got. #itdoesn’thavetobeperfecttobebeautiful
Then, I added a border of Greek Key pattern. Since the painters tape I had on hand was too thick, I had to think outside of the box…So, I used the next best thing. WASHI TAPE!! This stuff seriously comes in handy! And applying the tape took all of 5 minutes.
Honestly, going into this project, I thought it could end up as as total craft fail. Between using washi tape and using a greek key pattern on this style of mirror, I had my doubts. But really I had nothing to lose so I went for it!
And for the last step I applied a coat of Rustoleum Navy Blue spray paint.
Once everything was dry, I peeled off the washi tape to reveal the white Greek Key border.
And Cheerio! Now I have a Royal Blue Greek Key Mirror.
Thanks Princess Di for your amazing fashion inspiration!
And of course, as with most of my projects, this one came together in multiple 5 or 10 minute increments… but this time I did most of it one-handed! 🙂
Do you have any old boring mirrors that could use a facelift? This was super easy and I think the impact is awesome! Don’t be afraid to try it! 🙂
I will be linking this up to our Princess Diana projects tomorrow at the Summer Style Soiree! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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