Over the weekend we got our mirror and hooks hung in the entry again. As scary as it was to put holes in our newly hung wallpaper (measure 5 times, drill once!), the results were worth it. And the wallpaper looks even better with some life on it, as walls do.
Our trusty Ikea mirror we got in our last house was the perfect size so we decided to refresh it for the new(er) entry.
Since the mirror and hooks were now going to be right next to each other, I decided to paint the frame of the mirror in a similar warm gold. Normally, I would use spray paint. But none of them were just right–not that I wanted the mirror and hooks to match perfectly, but we were going for the same ballpark. Warm and on the matte side of gold.
The winning combination ended up being a few coats of this metallic gold craft paint and when that dried, I rubbed a little bit of autumn gold rub ‘n buff on the edges mostly. The result is a mirror frame with depth and age–well, what looks like age.
This time around we decided to stagger the hooks when we hung them. I love it! It’s something little, but the varying heights allow easy access for our guests of all heights and is just a lot more interesting than a straight line, too.
We kept a canvas bin in the mix for shoes and our bench has been serving us nicely, too. It’s so nice to have function back in this space! Our Edward Hopper reproduction got here last week, so getting that framed and hung is officially on our to-do list.