dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Feelin' blue

A couple days ago, I snapped this photo, uploaded to Instagram and shared on Facebook.
Wanna see what I painted?
The mirror was originally a thrift store find.  $8 is still marked on the back.  I painted her white right away after getting her.  But, with the white fireplace, she was blending in too much when she really deserved to be the star of the show.
So, I grabbed a couple containers of paint that I had on hand.  Please don't ask me the color, because there was a little mixology going on this night.  A little bit of this and that, and I had a custom color.
And, of course a "new" mirror deserves a whole new look.  I pulled this together relatively easily.  The vintage fan from the kitchen got relocated, and I picked up the tall wood and glass hurricane and the painting from the Rugged Wearhouse for about $20 total.  And, then I felt the need to put a bird on it.
Ahh, a simple winter mantle.
And all of the sudden, I'm not blue anymore.




  1. Emily- It looks great and it is a perfect pick-me-up for a winter's day- xo Diana

  2. Its a lovely color! Looks terrific on your mantel.

  3. Pretty! Love your mantel! And I have fun mixing colors too!

  4. Ha, how did I miss your Portlandia reference until now?!

  5. White brick and rugged hewn mantel are sharp. Trying to decide if I should whitewash or leave my fireplace brick naked, still on the fence.