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We decided on a subtle soft grey and white for our walls and we have dark chocolate hardwood floors. To add the cheerfulness we wanted in our family room, we settled on an accent color palette of teal, blue and yellow.

I have been looking for a mirror to go above our fireplace for a while. After finding our rug, I came across the perfect mirror at Home Goods for $29.99 but it was black. I wanted it to match our teal West Elm lacquer tray I got as a chipped floor model, so hit up Lowes. A tiny portion of a $4 can of Valspar spray paint later and we had the perfect mirror for all of $30.24.

Step 1: Cover the mirror portion with random magazine pages because that’s how I roll. (5 minutes)

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Step 2: Start spraying until you get the look you want. (5 minutes)

{photo credit---Jessica Flannigan for livethefancylife.com}

Step 3: Hang it up! Start planning the rest of the mantel! (5 minutes of the hubby’s time!)

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Step 4: Admire your work and keep examining to see how close the color is to the pillow and tray you got on clearance (pillow) and floor model with tiny scratch (West Elm). Score!

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Step 5: Start dreaming up more spray paint projects. I have definitely decided to do something super fun with the foyer gallery wall. My original plan to use whatever frames I had has morphed into spray painting all of my original frames for a unique look! Stay tuned.

{photo---Jessica Flannigan for livethefancylife.com}

More to come on the family room.

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