4.12.2010

Metamorphasis Monday: Midway mantle redo

I blame the Lemoncino for my failure to finish my Metamorphasis Monday project  (sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch), which was to redo the mantle in our "media" room (I use the term loosely, because media room seems a bit grand to describe a 2nd floor 12 x 14 den that doubles as a guest room, but technically it is where we watch tv and dvds and play video games), which we call the Morrocan room because of it's over the top color scheme and stenciling.

Anyway, I was about halfway through the current project, which is to marblize the mantle and paint the 90s countrystyle mirror above it.

Before:

My inspiration for the mirror paint was this Wisteria beauty below.  In fact, I just received the Wisteria catalog and, between it and the new Lonny, felt I had to go to work styling my own home.

Inspiration mirror:

Mantle after  (not finished...I still need to polyurethane and style.  I also plan to eventually have a mirror installed in the boarded over mantle box):


Detail of mirror:

Anyway, I ways about ready to poly and finish mirror when my partner's brother shows up with Lemoncino and fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for caprese salad.  That all looked so good, I stopped work on the mantle and whipped up some homemade bread and carbonara with homedmade pasta.  For dessert:  blackberries and necatrines with a dollop of the cream cheese icing left over from my ill-fated cupcake experience.  The best part, aside from the food and family, was the chance to enjoy the backyard for the brief period in New Orleans that outdoor living is pleasant.

6 comments:

Sherry said...

I like how your interiors take you on an adventure! I love a travel themed anything.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the way the mirror came out. Beautiful and the mantel is looking fabulous too. Now as for lunch, sure wish I had been there. It sounds delicious. Hugs, Marty

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your style! I have to follow you now, see what you've done? Your mirror redo looks fabulous, can't wait to see the whole fireplace/mantel project when it's done.

Allison Shops said...

Nice job - so far! Dropping by from BNOTP.

beki said...

I love how your mirror turned out!

beki said...

I love how your mirror turned out!