ORC Week 4: Wall Décor

 These frames blend with the end tables in the bedroom 
I'm redoing for the One Room Challenge 
(where 20 bloggers make over one room in six weeks).
"My Babies"
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 Even though I bought the frames at Pottery Barn a few years ago
...they feel special as they are no longer available.  
I printed the 8 x 10" black and white photos on my printer.

 We had this iron Crate & Barrel mirror when we lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL and then in Mammoth Lakes...and now
in Newport Beach, CA.
The "leaf pattern" goes with my theme, 
but the color needed lightening.
So, I painted it with Annie Sloan Pure White Paint 
and clear wax.
I wanted it to be subtle, because as you will see, 
I have a lot going on in this little room.  But it needs to be restful and welcoming.
You can read about the new curtains HERE and the stencil HERE.

Just outside the door is the stairwell...
and since there is so much light today, 
it looks like a good opportunity to retake/show my staircase.

 (I still want a runner--ha!  Would this qualify for
another One Room Challenge?  Not much to do).
It's coming along...  
Next week...the floor and customizing with nail heads..
Please come back!

Check out what these accomplished ladies have 
done in the last week...
Simple Details 

PS.  I've been carrying around this swatch everywhere.

Participating in The Charm of Home


  1. Aww, great photos of your kiddos, and the mirror with the crisp white is perfect!

  2. Yes, the mirror looks great with it's fresh white paint! And you must have a really big purse!


    1. Actually, haven't spent much yet...saving for pillows. :)

  3. Looking beautiful!
    xo Nancy

  4. Looks great. I see a bit of that great wall stenciling! The iron mirror looks much better painted. I know what you mean about holding on to items no longer available. I can make the justification that they are collectors items now. Have a great day! -Tonya

  5. The mirror looks great with the white paint.

  6. I just love Pottery Barn's frames. These look great hung vertically. Still loving your drapes!

  7. Great looking mirror and frames! Love how this room is coming along! XO

  8. love the frames with your 3 babies in them, its the perfect addition to a guest room!

  9. I didn't realize AS made a white paint. I think you are the first to use it. Everyone else is using a color. I want it.I love that you framed a picture of your furry child. I need to do that, too. Could you really stretch out a 6 week post on a stair runner? Now that would be a challenge.

  10. Wow! The mirror transformed! The white really brings out the 3D of the leaves.

  11. Looks great! I have always wanted to try chalk paint!

  12. It just gets better and better! Love the photos gallery of your "babies" . Boy, that old/"new" mirror gets around and it looks wonderful in white. I'm dying to try Annie Sloan's chalk paint, do you have a place near you to buy it? I'd love a runner on my stairs too....maybe in my next life! The room is really looking great!

  13. You are SO good! Just when I think it can't get better.....it does!! Its coming along beautifully and I loved the framed black and whites and the mirror transformation, cannot wait to see the big reveal!

  14. I love repurposing ... and the mirror is beautiful in white. I am dying to try some Annie Sloan paint ... I am searching for the next "paint me" project in my house!! Looking forward to seeing your rug and nailheads!! xo

  15. Your room is totally restful and calming...Lucky guests. I could use a room like that about now! Great paint job on the mirror, and I like the pic with your stencil reflected. very cool:)

  16. Your "babies" are all so cute - I love the pictures hung on the wall together, and the feel of this room! Lucky future guests.

  17. Beautiful Mary Ann....so classic and I love that chalk paint....it has such a great matte finish. I need a blue and white room :)

  18. Great job! Especially love the photos of the kids!


  19. Love how the mirror recedes and stands out. Fab paint choice. [BTW I think a runner on the stairs would be amazing!]

  20. Beautiful photos and frames! I love how you completely changed the look of the frame with the Annie Sloan paint. Looks fantastic!

  21. It's coming along so well. Love what you're doing!

  22. You are doing an amazing job with this space. It looks like a totally different room. And I love the stairwell picture. That railing and gallery wall are gorgeous! :)

  23. You are just so creative. Can't wait to see the next step! xo

  24. Very pretty. Love your swatch and the blue fabric looks pretty...what's next?!

  25. Moving right along and all the finishes touches are completing your perfect, calm, restful, beautiful guest room,
    xo Kathysue

  26. Mary Ann, its looking fantastic....the wall treatment really came out good and love the new pictures of your babs....

  27. Love all of your choices, Mary Ann. Just love how you painted the frame!!

  28. The mirror and photos look great in the guest room. I love how your dog is front and centre as your middle child ;)

  29. Hello, I love your whole home. I love your inside stairs and its color combination look fabulous. 2nd, Mirror with black design frame is looking eye catching. Your all stuff is very nice. I can buy like this stuff from furniture stores online. Is it possible.

  30. Your house always makes me smile. Fun to watch Mary Ann. Going to be great!

  31. It's incredible how much more chic that mirror is in white. Looking good!

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