Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Freshly Painted Stairway

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I had my staircase painted! It was painted the original beige color that my whole apartment was painted when I moved in. I had it painted white! It looks so fresh and clean now!  The only room left with that original color is the upstairs bathroom, which hopefully will be changed soon...if I stop being so lazy!  This year has been my year of having fun and getting out more with my girlfriends...living life but I still have projects around my apartment that I want to finish!  
I had all the holes patched before they painted so I could rearrange the mirrors.  

When I put them up the first time I just kept adding one at a time as I found them but I wasn't really happy with how they turned out.  I hung almost all of them up again but moved them around a bit. 

Most of these mirrors were found at garage sales, thrift shops or flea markets.  The long one on the far right was found on the curb by my landlord! It's my favorite!  

Most of them are plastic, some are wood and some are metal. I've repainted all of them! I don't think I paid over $10.00 for any of them. It took a couple years to find them but it was fun!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful compliments about my new hairstyle yesterday! Wow, you sure know how to make a person feel good! I didn't expect that many comments...it was wonderful. 
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48 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your staircase looks fabulous and I love all of your mirrors. They are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

What some people leave on curbs!!
Good for us, huh???
I adore your stairwell wall--you have one of the prettiest homes I have ever seen. Truly.
So cozy!
Hugs,
~me

Allison said...

LOVE all the mirrors!

KATHY said...

Hi Cindy, I love all your mirrors.They look so pretty on your new painted stairway.My hallway has all mirrors too!!The only problem i have with that is in the morning i try not to look at myself in all those mirrors.It's not a pretty sight...Kathy

KATHY said...

Hi Cindy, I love all your mirrors.They look so pretty on your new painted stairway.My hallway has all mirrors too!!The only problem i have with that is in the morning i try not to look at myself in all those mirrors.It's not a pretty sight...Kathy

Jennifer said...

First of all, I LOVE your new haircut! Very pretty.

Your stair well is so pretty too and what a difference paint can make in changing things.
The mirrors are beautiful there. They make the stair case look more open, I think.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow what an elegant stairway! Lots of mirrors too!

A Cottage Muse said...

Your mirror collection is wonderful! Just like your new hair cut!!

MARY PERNULA said...

The stairway turned out very nice. I like your collection of mirrors also. XO MARY

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks pretty Cindy and I love the one your landlord found, can you imagine throwing that out, gasp!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The color of the staircase is fabulous, Cindy and makes a perfect backdrop for the pretty mirrors!

xoxo
Jane

Fatima Santos Silva said...

Hello! Your mirrors are BEAUTIFUL! I like all the details that you show in your blog. Wonderful! Congratulations! HUGS,Fatima.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the stairway in white! It really showcases all of the terrific mirrors!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Purnima@a creative project said...

stunning..!! the mirrors add beauty plus depth and light to the staircase..very clever!!

Kayte said...

The mirrors are fabulous! Especially that long one. What a find! No one around my neighborhood ever leaves out anything good.

Gail said...

I just love mirrors...and your fresh coat of paint looks awesome! Yay for clean walls!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wonderful! I love the mirrors, I wish one of my neighbors would throw out a gorgeous mirror!!

Carol

Proje Çantası said...

I love all the mirrors and i like WHITE WHITE WHITE :)
Loves.

Eda

Victorian1885 said...

Cindy your staircase looks lovely!

Wanda

Anonymous said...

The new paint with all your mirrors looks GREAT! Do I see a 'hint' of color from Lauren's room in one of the mirrors near the top of the stairs??
Cathy S.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

ha ha...yes you do Cathy! It's bright!!!

Elsie said...

Cindy I love the way you hung your
mirrors it makes the staircase look
wider and more open. It just looks
great, I knew it would. I haven't
seen one project you have done that
has not looked good. ":O)

Karen Deborah said...

looks awesome. can you believe what people throw away? your hair really does look fabulous.

Carol said...

Love your new look! And your blog, to which I am a newcomer.
I have studied the instructions on how to join Show and Tell Friday, but, sadly, have not figured out exactly how to do so. I have done my post, it is scheduled for Friday 12:01 am, but I am new to blogging, and don't think that is right. The permalink for the post is http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=5517865881645537696&postID=8877254089765457334. So if this permits participation, Yay. If not, I'll keep trying.
Thanks! Your blog is lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! The happy times you spend with family and friends will always out way whether you get a wall painted or not! :-D I do like your hair.
I had good intentions of starting a mirror wall on my stair wall, but never followed thru.

Snappy Di said...

These mirrors display wonderfully. Nice that you found them all for so cheap.

DI

Style de Bohême said...

It's beautiful! I absolutely love the mirror wall!

jenngga said...

Cindy, Your blog has become my most favorite! I live in a very small mid-century house and for me, it's inspiring because I see that you don't need to own a mansion or an old Victorian home to be surrounded with antique beauty. Love your hair too girl!

Dogwood said...

Your staircase looks wonderful. What a great collection of mirrors. I really like the effect of the various shaped mirrors on the wall. Creative.

Dogwood

Esther Sunday said...

Super!!!! I have always loved the mirrors!

Go Roberto!

Prior said...

I love fresh, new paint, and your mirrors are stunning! Lezlee

One Shabby Old House said...

I stumbled into a wonderful find of mirrors myself and I remembered your wonderful staircase so I have started my collection in the long hall of the Shabby Old House. Thanks for the inspiration Cindy.
Hugs
Becky

Ms Bingles said...

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Have a good evening.
Leticia

Anonymous said...

Hello, I don't even recall how I found your blog/site; but I visit almost daily because I am so inspired, what beauty I find always at your page, thanks & your haircut looks fabulous!

Kathy said...

Just pure stunning! And the hair as well

glimpse of my world said...

What color paint did you paint your mirror's? Love the new white on the staircase!

Deb said...

I love your staircase . On a good hair day I would appreciate all those mirrors and walk the stairs many times. :) You have a lovely home and the staircase has always been a favorite of mine to decorate. I do it with photos and prints at this time. Have a wonderful day. Deb (Ottawa, Canada)

Joanne said...

Your place will get done little by little. Enjoy yourself with your friends, family and life. So much to see and do and you never know who you might meet along the way! Enjoy! Joanne

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cindy, I really like the way it turn out by you rearranging the mirrors this way. Of course it took awhile to get the mirrors so you wouldn't of been able to do it quite like this which was nice before, but this is perfect. I love it and my favorite mirror is the big one too.

Enjoy your Day*

House and Garden Boutique said...

Hi Cindy, your mirror collection is to die for! Really like the way you grouped them together on the stairwell. We use grouping a lot in my redesign business. It really gives a room or hallway some va va voom! Great job.....the visual appeal is spectacular!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous and I love all the mirros going up the staircase, perfection!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love your stairway! You are a girl after my own heart! I too love mirrors!

lisa said...

Absolutely Beautiful Cindy, your site is so inspirational. I am a newbit to your site and want to know more about you, are you a decorator or do something else for a living...I want more, the most beautiful home I have ever seen!

And, BTW LOVE the new hair,
hugs,
Lisa

Michella said...

Hi Cindy ~
Your staircase looks great!!! I love all the mirrors! I think having them grouped all together can really open up an area and make it look so much bigger and brighter. I can't believe your landlord was going to toss that mirror!!! Oh well, your gain :)) Love it!! You know what they say... "One man's (or woman's) trash is another man's treasure"
I just listed my first item on Etsy and it is a mirror that resembles all of yours :))
Have a great day!!
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xo ~ ~
P.S. Your hair looks fantastic!!
Blondes really do have more fun, HAHA!! ;))

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Lisa, thank you! I work as an Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Silicon Valley area of California. I wish I were an interior designer! I was planning on going back to school for it in the fall but I'm having second thoughts now.

Elizabeth G. said...

Love, love, love it! The mirrors are awesome. Great job!

Angela Harris said...

This was the perfect post to come across today! Just bought one last week for $10. I would love to give mine this finish .
Thank you!

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