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Paris Grey Mirror

Hmmm… a week slipped by there somehow and I didn’t notice. I was trying very hard to be a good, consistent blogger and then, well, the project I’d planned hit a wall, and I didn’t have a backup. Can we let that slide? Thanks!

I’m a sucker for an ornate mirror. When one pops up for sale I can’t resist… even when I’ve promised myself that I would finish the pieces that are already in my garage before starting something new. Which is just what happened when I saw this one for sale…


I painted this using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, and dry brushed the details with Pure White. I love how the white picks out all those pretty details, and I’m a bit partial to Paris Grey at the moment. I always say I’m a blue girl, but I like the subtlety of this grey.

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As usual, I’m tempted to keep it… but it’s a little small for this spot, and the mirror I have there right now is larger and one of those cold dead fingers finds. As in, you will only be prying this from said fingers when I’m dead!! It’s been there for a year or two and is still unpainted… it’s previous owner spray painted it black, which is slowly peeling away, but I just haven’t quite gotten round to working on it myself. One day.

My favorite thing of the week (and I know it’s only Wednesday, but seriously) has to be those flowers. I wanted a bunch for the entry but was feeling a bit stingy when I went out Sunday morning and didn’t want to shell out anything substantial. And then these were sitting there… and well… I just got them anyway. They smell completely divine, as I type this on Tuesday night I can smell them wafting down the hallway and they make me very very happy. Money well spent I’d say.


I’m trying hard to focus on my styling this year, and I think I’m improving. Slowly. Often times I don’t feel I have the right props… but a gorgeous bunch of flowers just does the trick!

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Catherine xxx

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