Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reflections...

Well, I am TICKLED PINK with how this project turned out, but...OH ME NERVES...how on EARTH do you photograph a MIRROR!?

I hope you can see it here. The only way I could figure out how to post it was if I deleted the mirror part...which contained my GREAT BIG HUGE flat feet and a considerably less-than-flattering image of my in my 'jammies, taking the picture...kwim? YUCK! Okay, so this is the "before." This is a grand BIG mirror, so I placed her in front of my dishwasher just so you could see her size.


Here's a more "real"one, where I was actually able to get out of my own way...

LOVED the pretty scrolly pieces, loved the size, loved the price...bought her off Kijiji for thirty dollars...WOOT!! (Hmmm...is "scrolly" even a word? Wonder if it'd pass the "Scrabble" test...)

Well, I decided to try my newly acquired Chalk Paint, and while I LOVE it, because it's not available in Canada yet, I had to order it from y'all down south, and it ended up costing me more than fifty dollars a quart. OH ME NERVES!!! So I am saving every precious OUNCE and using it judiciously. (Ummm...if any Annie Sloan reps are reading (yeah right...), PLEASE get some stock lists in Canada eh!?)

So, here she is in the midst of her transformation; once again positioned in front of my dishwasher for scale, and once again, thoughtfully liberating you from the image of my feet...


I used Paris Grey paint on the main parts, and accented those delightful scrolly things with Louis Blue. Hmmm...decided I really didn't much like the combination, so here she is in her completed glory, all waxed and sanded and chippy, with (Old White replacing the Paris Grey) and Louis Blue, waxed with clear and dark waxes, buffed to bring out her prettiness, and installed in my bathroom.

The detail, with some Old White dry brushed over the Louis Blue to tone it down a little...

She makes me smile whenever I walk into the bathroom!!

I'm linking to these parties.

THANK YOU so very much for stopping by today. Your comments are like little presents to me! I wish you a delightful day, doing whatever brings you pleasure!



PS Sending a great big hearty Nova Scotian SHOUT OUT to these fabulously generous decor bloggers for featuring this mirror on their sites:

Diann at The Thrifty Groove

The Thrifty Groove


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by Lindsey at


by Amy and Emily at

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46 comments:

  1. Pretty mirror. I love the color combo - very sweet

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  2. This looks lovely! Great color combination.

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  3. It is gorgeous! I'm afraid I'm a white paint fanatic. Those mirrors are hard to shoot without getting in the shot,lol.

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  4. That mirror turned out gorgeous, love it!
    Have a great weekend!
    XXX Ido

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  5. Hi! I'm popping over from Crafty Scrappy Happy because Jaime featured your beautiful stool and I just had to see more of your cute blog! Up-cycling things is my favorite thing to do, so I'm excited to come back and see more of whatcha got! Following you now!
    Angela
    www.loveseweetlove.blogspot.com

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  6. Just beautiful! I love that style mirror. Found you at SNS!

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  7. You did a great job transforming that mirror.
    So pretty now!

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  8. Love this mirror - you did a beautiful job! Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting me and for your sweet comments. Love all your furniture transformations! I'm your new follower! :)

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  9. That is absolutely gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and the color choices were perfect. All of the details show up so much better now. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  10. Wow! Stunning. Love the contrast between the main frame and the accents. Nice.

    btw. If I take a photo of a mirror, I stand to the side and take a slightly angled shot.:)

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  11. nice mirror! You did a great job on it. When I take a picture of a mirror I sometimes use the flash in a weird angled sort of way. :)
    your mirror is really pretty! I have some paris grey too. Not sure what I'm going to use it on yet.
    gail

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  12. Wow! I bet that looks SO good in your bathroom! Beautiful mirror, beautiful re-do!

    ~Melissa

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  13. Lovely! Great job on the paint!

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  14. It's GORGEOUS! You did a great job!

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  15. Amazing job. All her details show up so much better than in her previous incarnation. (I'm not sure why I refer to your mirror as a she, but it seemed appropriate!) x Sharon

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  16. Visiting from Under the Table....

    Such a beautiful job and I love your blog! I'm your newest Follower!

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  17. Oooooo, I love the way this turned out.

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  18. Oh it is beautiful! I can see why you are so tickled. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  19. The mirror is absolutely beautiful! I am loving it. Thanks for sharing it with us and for telling us what worked and what didn't.
    Helen of Helen's Decor

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  20. Beautiful mirror - what a find! Love the new colors, the details are more defined. Great job!

    Visited from Debbie's Newbie party, hope you'll come visit me!

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  21. Lovely transformation! I just completed a DIY project using Louie Blue. Love chalk paint! I am your newest follower, just found you from the Newbie party!

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  22. That turned out just gorgeous! thank you for joining TTF. Have a great Memorial Day!

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  23. I had to come back over and become a follower. I just couldn't resist being the "50th" follower!

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  24. Hi Deborah~

    Upcycling is a wonderful thing!! Your mirror makeover turned out great. Happy to be a new follower of your lovely blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  25. Your mirror looks wonderful!! Nice job!

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  26. This is gorgeous! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  27. wow, I'm knocked out with this. It doesn't even resemble the original, really fabulous! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  28. Absolutely amazing transformation! Love the mirror!

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  29. Hi, I'm back to let you know that this post will be featured on this week's TTF party! :)

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  30. Hi Deborah,

    This is a fantastic mirror, I love the details.
    I noticed you're in N.S and had to order the ASCP from the U.S.........wanted to let you know I'm located in Ottawa and will soon be carrying Chalk Paint......will drop you a line once our order is in.

    Take Care
    Janis

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  31. What a great piece and you certainly upped the decorating factor with your paint magic transformation. I'm getting ready to transform an ugly dining room table and I think your colors and technique are just what I need to make it beautiful once more. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  32. That is a very pretty mirror and you did a great job on it!

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  33. Your mirror looks great! I've just started experimenting with the Chalk paint - it's not cheap, but WOW! what you can do with it!

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  34. This looks amazing!
    I love it white!

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  35. This mirror is fantastic! I love the paint you used on it. Thanks for linking it up to HSH!
    Sherry

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  36. Very pretty mirror update! Like how you described the changes in plans as you went along =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  37. that turned out so beautifully! i love the color combo!

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  38. That is just BEAUTIFUL! I love that color you chose and it is such a beautiful mirror!!!

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  39. Totally in love with that mirror!! Nice color choices! Great job

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