This guest room at my parents’ home has powder-blue walls. That’s why I call it The Blue Room, and it’s my favorite room.
Before I painted the lamp shade, I snapped this picture so you could see the difference after making the changes in the room.
Along with the yellowing lamp shade, the gold mirror over the bed bothered Painter Artist Mom (PAM).
With all the white in the room, she thought the mirror looked out-of-place in the gold finish.
I gave it a dry-brushed coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and paused to see if PAM liked that look before continuing.
PAM didn’t think the dry-brush look was quite “it”, so I continued onward with paint coat #2.
It pays to take baby steps. You can always add more paint.
After the second coat of paint, I sanded the high spots for detailing and buffed on a thin layer of clear wax.
Everything is nice and clean white, including the lampshade and mirror.
I thought you might like a tour of the room. To the lower right in the picture above is an iron baby bed PAM used for grandchildren.
One great-grand arrived just before Christmas, so the crib might be in service again soon. From settee to crib with the side rail re-attached. (Notice the dolls on the bed and nightstand. That’s a clue of what’s ahead. 😉 )
PAM lined the crib with several monogrammed linens passed down from my grandmother, her mother. There are more at the doll-filled wardrobe.
Yes, PAM has a thing for dolls.
Maybe you noticed this doll in my painting the lamp shade post.
The gallery wall has antique pictures and PAM’s birth announcement and cradle roll from church. I only said antique…not calling out a number here.
That about covers it. Now you know why the blue room is my favorite. It’s very calm and serene.
What do you think? Do you like the mirror painted white, or did you prefer the gold frame in this room?
Is it snowy or icy at your house today? Oh, I hope you can stay inside where it’s warm!
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