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REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR/READING CORNER

I showed the refinished footstool in my last post, but was unable to show the full reading corner because I had to finish this awesome mirror first.

All you home decorators know when you have a vision in mind you can not sleep until you have it finished! I have been wanting a reading area in my living room since we moved here & the rocking chair that I was using just wasn’t comfortable enough.

I have long admired the IKEA Ektorp line of furniture that I see all over the beautiful blogs & now that my kids are grown I was able to get the white chair that I have been wanting & the best thing is the slipcover is washable! I set it up in the corner of the living room by the fireplace.

As I do a lot of reading at night, I knew lighting was important. I had this black reading lamp that wasn’t being used and it fits perfectly!

 I found the mirror at a thrift store for $12.50 on half-price Wednesday. Here is the before:

REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR/READING CORNER

 
 
It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, but I knew chalk paint would totally update it. I used Americana Chalk Paint in Serenity. I wanted some of the wood to show through, so just gave it a light wash with the blue. I love how it turned out. It fits perfectly in the space above the chair.
 
REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR
 
I hung a Spring wreath that I quickly put together with forsythia stems & a couple bird nests.
 
REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR
 
I also picked up the faux fur rug at IKEA. I am kind of on a fur kick lately!
 
REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR
 
 
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REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR
 
 
REFINISHED THRIFT STORE MIRROR
 
Add a beautiful throw-mine is from Burlington Coat Factory & it was only $12.99. It is the softest blanket ever & I love the pop of color  in contrast to the white, a pillow-mine is from https://www.craftberrybush.com, somewhere to put my glass of wine 😉 & I
am good to go! Don’t forget the cozy
fire on those cold New England nights.
 
 
 
 
 
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elaine @cookinandcraftin.com

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Cozy Corner!! Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

Brittany Bush

Monday 30th of March 2015

A fire, a warm blanket, a glass of wine...sounds like heaven! And looks great too. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

Creative Clementine

Monday 30th of March 2015

What a cozy reading spot! Happy to have you link up with us at Idea Box. Can't wait to see what bright ideas you share with us this week!

Trish Martin

Thursday 26th of March 2015

The mirror turned out great Michelle. And your chair looks so inviting. I love those slip covered chairs.

Diana Hansen

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Nice!