July 07, 2010

Standing Mirror Re-do

So I have this mirror...

it looks something like this...

(notice the mirror... not my messy floor or obsessively huge collection of necklaces)
When I worked at our local scrapbook store back in high school... my boss' husband was a photographer.
I adored both of them.
After working there a couple of years, they found a great job oppurtunity out of state and decided to move.
So we had a scrapbook store and photography studio to empty out.
Yay for me!
Along with hundreds of dollars worth of free merchandise... my boss let me sift through some of his props he had.

This is one that came home with me.
It's so sturdy and really does have a pretty red wood finish.

Although... I don't really care for that cherry color.
And see how it blends in?
It neeed to POP.
Of course :)

So I grabbed some wooden appliques I had lying around and glued them on in various places.

Next, I taped off the whole mirror part... and gave it a really good cleaning too.
Did you notice how gross it was? Ick.

All ready to paint... and what color to use??

How 'bout...

Ahh yes.

Ready for the fabulous after?
after two coats of the beautiful heirloom white and a brushing of glaze...
here she is...

If you think she looks pretty here, you should see her in real life.

I mean... the difference is AMAZING.

The appliques look like they were made for it.

It has this vintage, regal feel to it that makes you want to look at IT... not yourself.

I am so in love with this.

And anything with a fleur de lis makes me smile.

It fits perfectly in my blue and brown room... so much more pop and seriously made a difference for the whole room...

But of course, my camera won't do it justice indoors.

Remember, look at it. Not me. :)

Do it. Go paint a mirror.
I promise you'll love it.


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  1. Magnificent! Looks like a totally different mirror..which it is!

  2. So impressed! It looks awesome and I am a sucker for anything that's Heirloom White. Well done!

  3. Those appliques made it so much greater! Awesome! Its super pretty! Good Job!

  4. I love your mirror makeover! I love heirloom white!

  5. Very fabulous!! You really did a great job!!!

  6. Great job, now I have something new to look for when I go thrifting.

  7. LOVE it!! I have a mirror just like that I'm getting ready to redo! I need to steal your fab idea of gluing decor cute!

  8. Wow! I really love your mirror makeover! I, too love using Heirloom White on just about everything, and I also love using the wooden appliques, too! Guess great minds think alike! :) Saw you over at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  9. I love it too! Wow, what a difference paint makes! It looked so boring before, and now it is all dressed up and pretty. Great job!

  10. It looks great! You did a fab job. When I saw it, I thought it could be cute as a big chalkboard too, if you removed the glass.

  11. I have one just like that that's about to get a makeover for my daughter. You did a great job, and it looks just wonderful.

  12. I love it!! Can't find Heirloom white anywhere though.


  13. Oooohhh! I have a mirror similar to this. You've got me thinking, now!


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