Starburst And Pillow Love

5.13.2010

Today I took down the starburst mirror over my bed and painted it. It was just blending into the wall so I felt like it needed to be brightened up. This was a cheap starburst mirror anyway from Hobby Lobby. Got it for 50% off for $12.00. So if it didn't look right painted it would not be a great loss. I just used paint I had.



Here it is before. It is almost the same as the wall color.


Here it is getting painted. I almost forgot to take a picture.



Now it is white and bright


Then I took this pillow that is on my bed 


and this piece of leftover trim I had


and just tucked it in the opening and it dressed up this plain pillow. If I don't want it in there anymore
I can just pull it out. No glue no fuss. Easy peasy way to change the look.


Here it is together.


These two small and easy changes made a difference.



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KIM

65 comments:

  1. Kim,
    The miiror has "POP" all painted up white and I luv your pillow idea...I just might copy that one!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. So pretty Kim! Love the mirror and it really pops in the white! The little bit of trim you added is a another great little pop of personality...love it too!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  3. LOVE the little bit of red trim in the pillow! Really adds some zip!! Also, honeysuckle is one of my favorite smells... I think heaven will smell like honeysuckle! And, your lawn is incredible... love the bella villa plaque... miss a few days and I miss ALOT!! LOL!

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  4. Great ideas and I love that touch of red on the already darling pillow!! nice Job!!

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  5. You are just so talented! Both the pillow and mirror look great.

    Sarah

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  6. I love it. The white makes it stand out so much more and the pillow trim adds just the right touch!

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  7. Hi Kim, Wow this looks fantastic. We just hung the two frames we painted white yesterday. I am so glad I painted them as I bet you are with your starburst mirror. It looks so fresh with your wonderful bird bedding I just love your new comforter and the trim on the pillow is perfection, so cute!! Great job, I can tell that you definitely have the FEVER!! Now here I go again, singing,Hugs Kathysue

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  8. Kim it is so the little things that make a difference, I love that mirror white.....funny I saw that mirror there yesterday and it was marked down...I love it, just have no place to put it. The trim on the pillow adds so much! Thanks for mentioning my giveaway on your side bar, you are a true friend:)

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  9. It doesn't even look the same! I am always passing these up at the thrift store! Not any more!

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  10. Don't you just love small changes with big results? I love that starburst and am completely envious because I never find anything that want at HL for $12.

    I love to smell honeysuckle on my morning run and I agree with you, it doesn't last long enough. Freshly cut grass is nice too.

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  11. Kim, you are so clever!! Love the before but the after is just beautiful and all with just a bit of left over paint and ruffle. Awesome, I think I'm getting inspired!

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  12. love the mirror and pillow! I love your bedding with the birds!

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  13. It was blending in to the wall even though it looked good! I like it white. It really pulls the trim color to attention! Very sneaky with the trim on the pillow!

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  14. I would have never thought of adding that trim piece to the pillow that way, looks fantastic! And the mirror, wow! what a difference! More then that I love your bird pillows and spread. So pretty!

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  15. Kim, Your bedroom is fabulous and the mirror makes such a big difference. So does the little piece of red trim. YOu get an A+ for these makeovers! I would love my bedroom to look like that!
    Yvonne

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  16. It's amazing how just simple changes, Make such a Difference ~ Beautiful....

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  17. Love the little trim on your pillow! The little changes are my favorites! ♥

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  18. Those two things made a big change! I loved it before but now the mirror really pops and I love the trim on the pillow. Love your decorating style.

    -heather

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  19. Wow, Kim- those small changes made a HUGE difference~ the mirror really stands out well now!!

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  20. Beautiful. Isn't it amazing what a couple of small changes can make in a room?

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  21. Wow, I really liked the mirror before, but now it really stands out! I am a gingham nut , so that pillow trim trick is one I will try here. Thanks for showing us ...you are so smart!!1

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  22. That made all the difference Kim,now the mirror really pops with the wall color which I happen to love!Pillow looks cute too!

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  23. Wow, this make a dramatic change. I love both of them. I also LOVE the comforter and sham fabric with the birds. Just gorgeous. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

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  24. Isn't it something how just the smallest changes can make such a huge impact. Love the mirror painted white and the trim on the pillow, brilliant!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  25. Genius idea with that trim, you can trade it out for the season or if you like a different color or pattern. I do like your mirror white and agree with the others that it POPS!

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  26. Kim,
    That mirror just pops, now! I love the little trim on the pillow. Really draws the eye now to the pillow. Great!
    Robin

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  27. What beautiful transformations Kim! I love the mirror painted white and your added touch to your pillow sets it off so nicely! I really love your comforter and pillows! Soo pretty!!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  28. The white is so fresh!

    love, kelee

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  29. Kim, as always just the right touch! I love your bedroom and your personal style. You Rock! Marla

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  30. Hi Kim,
    My, what a pretty bedroom you have! It's so peaceful looking. I love the mirror redo. I've been thinking about painting one of mine too, but hadn't convinced myself until I saw this. Thanks!
    Have a great weekend, see you next week!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  31. I adore that mirror, but I really reALLY ADORE that birdie bedding... oh' my goodness, its precious. The room is so sweet and cozy, love it. Jenn

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  32. The mirror shows up so much better after you painted it and that red and white checked trim you added to the pillow is adorable! I am all about quick, easy, and cheap little changes.

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  33. I'm heading into my bedroom to clear off the dresser and the bedside tables - you put me to shame!

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  34. This looks great! I have 2 of these my daughter gave me when she was cleaning out stuff and I'm going to copy your idea (flattery, right?)

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  35. Your bedroom is beautiful!It turned out so great.

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  36. Ahhh, the magic of paint. We've got it bad, don't we?

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  37. Those small changes made alot of difference. The ruffle on the pillow is just cute and clever. Very nice!

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  38. Hi Kim.. Love the starburst over the bed and the birds on the bed... garden chic:-)
    Thanks for visiting:-)
    Bella

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  39. Hi Kim, i love the mirror white, it really turned out beautiful. I love the added touch to your pillow...Kathy

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  40. Somehow I missed a days worth of posts. I am going right out to buy some of that trim stuff. Amazing color change on the mirror. Have a great weekend.

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  41. love the after look of the mirror and pillow, i noticed the unmatched side tables too-they all look great! verbena cottage

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  42. Painting that mirror was a great idea! It looks so much better now with your stuff. Wow you got yours at a better price than I did! Mine was originally $50, so at 50% off I had to pay $25. The red trim on the pillow looks perfect too. It looks like it came that way. You could even put a small stitch or two in it to keep it secure and just snip it off if you want to change it. Have a great weekend!

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  43. Beautiful transformation, Kim. I like your bird beddings too....Christine

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  44. Simple ideas with a lot of "pop". Nice job.

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  45. The mirror turned out great but I'm really crazy for the bird-themed bedding!

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  46. LOVE that mirror, but esp. love your bedding...so lovely!! Have a great weekend!

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  47. Beautiful changes Kim.

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  48. I am always amazed at how your small changes make such a huge impact! I love that gingham trim. Where did you find it?

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  49. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the bedding with the birds!! XXOO

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  50. Kim the mirror looks so nice whith the bedding i love so much great job and the little red trim was just so clever love the extra touches:)

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  51. Visiting from SASF
    Love it white!

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  52. It's amazing how minor changes can make such an impact. It looks great!

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  53. What a beautiful bedroom. The little trim on the pillow is so cute.

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  54. Wow Kim! What a dramatic difference. I just love how the white pops on the wall. That's a sweet mirror too, I can't believe you got it for $12! I really need a Hobby Lobby up here!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  55. The mirror looks great and I wouldn't have thought to pull red into the scheme but it sure works. I was crushing on the pillow with the words though. Where did that little pretty go?
    Pamela

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  56. Very Cool! That mirror looks so great now. :)

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  57. A little paint sure made a big difference..and a good one!
    I love the pillow idea. You could change it seasonally....I have so many fabric scraps I could change it daily!

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  58. I love your pillows and also a great change to the mirror . It really makes it pop.

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  59. The mirror looks so lux now! Great job!

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  60. The mirror turned out great, and I am loving that bedding with the birds on it. The piece of trim tucked into the pillow is the perfect finishing touch. laurie

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  61. the white looks great on the mirror! such a huge improvement on the wall!

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  62. I just stumbled on your blog and immediately recognized your living room from Rate My Space! Crazy b/c I LOVE your house and have it saved to favorites on HGTV. Love the new mirror color - love your whole house! :)

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  63. Kim, love your blog. I check it daily, because your sense of style is wonderful. I am in love with the fabric pillow on your red couch. The one in the left corner of your blog heading. Looks like you covered a chair with it as well in the same room. Can you tell me the name of the fabric? Thanks, Catherine Coquick@nc.rr.com

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  64. You are right - they make a really nice difference...

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  65. Looks so much brighter! Good thinking... nice job! :)

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