Friday, June 17, 2011

mirror numero dos

You may have noticed here and here that there is a new mirror hanging out on my entry way table. I realized I never blogged about it, yet and figured it was high time I let you in on it's transformation. Way back in January I picked up this mirror at yet another thrift store for $20.

I swear I do shop at "regular" stores, my logic is that if I save where I can in my home, I can justify bringing home a $70 lamp, or $100 rug because my accent chair was $4 and my console table was $5, does this make any sense to anyone other than me? Who knows maybe I'm crazy or just trying to justify my actions. Anyways back to the mirror, here is what this beauty looked like before I got my hands on it:

I painted it with a tester I had laying around that my sister in-law gave me, called 'rainwater' by Martha Stewart.I also made it looked distressed with some black and grey paint I had as well, I couldn't sand it down to distress it since this piece was plastic.   

{during the painting process}

It may or may not have stayed partially painted , for I don't know say 5 months and shoved in our room before I got around to finishing it 2 weeks ago. I didn't really have the motivation to finish it because I had no idea where I was going to put it, its quite large,{23" wide and 50" long}. Until, I found my console table, it fit perfectly among my pretty frames and the other mirror.  

closer detail of the mirror 

*linking to miss mustard seed:furniture feature friday  


  1. Amber, you are amazing! I never look at items in thrift stores for what they could be. You are good at this stuff. You should take me thrifting with you sometime. As a trade, I'll take you shopping for cute cheap clothes. I always seem to find those.



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