Friday, January 22, 2016

Furniture Fridays: Mirror to Chalkboard

The idea for this whole project started when we moved into our new house this past summer.  We have a beautiful dresser that was given to us by my mother-and-father-in-law shortly after we got married.  It was pretty chippy and beat up from age and all the love and attention it received over the years!

My husband stripped it down and stained it our favorite darkest-stain-possible-that's-not-black.  (It was years ago, and I can't remember the exact name, maybe dark walnut?)

Over the years, my husband has taken to Feng Sui.  To me, it's basically commons sense principles that lots of people have forgotten or just don't actually know about.  Like "Water flowing out of the house takes beneficial ch'i with it.  For this reason, it's best to keep the bathroom door closed at all times."  KISS Guide to Feng Sui pg. 165 I've love keeping the bathroom doors closed, this was just a book saying that it's beneficial and so my husband wanted to implement it.  LOVE IT!  It is also good Feng Sui to put the toilet seat down. Yay!  Luckily, my husband has 6 sisters and was pretty good at that from the get-go, but it's good to know and seemed like common sense to me!  Anyway, I usually love Feng Sui because of that!  Thank you Feng Sui!

I'm not really meaning to make fun of it, on the contrary, I actually am really loving Feng Sui because of all the peace and harmony...and common sense that it brings to our home!

However, here is one that I was not too appreciative of: "It is very important that there is no mirror directly visible from the bed so that,...he or she will not catch sight of a moving reflection."
KISS Guide to Feng Shui pg. 160

This dresser has a beautiful mirror attached to it, which I enjoyed using daily (because our bathroom, and it's mirror, in our last house, were tiny).  In our last house, we were able to place the dresser in such a way that it was not visible from our bed.  But the dresser here is almost directly across from the foot of our bed.

When our master bedroom was set up, the mirror was never attached, and was hidden safely in our closet behind a bunch of hanging clothes.  Well, I didn't really want a mirror sitting in the closet for years on end...which brought me to the idea of turning it into a chalkboard.  It would be easy to paint, and easy to take off if we ever wanted the mirror again!  I figured it would be a win/win situation.

My husband hasn't seen it yet, but, mweh, hopefully he'll like it as much as I do!

I found the cute design idea for the birds on the wire and "you & me" on Pinterest from an Etsy shop. Check out her super cute modern art on reclaimed wood right here.  She even has some with the Eiffel tower and 


  1. I missed seeing this post til now, but I am LOVING how this turned out!!

  2. I missed seeing this post til now, but I am LOVING how this turned out!!


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