Thursday, November 4, 2010

Large Mirror Saved

I went to a big sale in the middle of a field near my house, put on by the local humane society. Everything was overpriced, but they justified it by telling me it was for a good cause. While I agree, I still cannot afford to pay high prices for rubbish and I need a good deal.

Case in point: this giant mirror was priced at $15, which I negotiated down to $10 because after all, I reasoned with them, the frame is plastic. With all the Syroco I have painted, plastic does not deter me! It is a very hard plastic frame and the mirror is extremely heavy. So heavy, in fact, that I can barely lift it and had to get someone to help me take it to my car.


Now, $10 is actually a lot for me to spend on something other than furniture. I am always looking for a bargain when I am on the hunt for treasures. I decided to get the mirror because the fancy, scrolling detailing at the top caught my eye and I knew it would take so little work to make it pretty. Mirrors also have sold really well for me at the shop in the past.

The mirror was ugly, fake wood, kind of brown before. I painted it white and then lightly sanded the raised design. Don't you think it looks like a real wood applique now that it is painted?







I can tell you that Mr. Rubbish is not sad to see this gigantic mirror move out of our living room. I am taking it to the shop tomorrow! I hope I can find a spot for it in my space.







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13 comments:

Katie said...

That is a beautiful mirror! Great job!

High Street Cottage said...

Wow! You turned that 70's plastic brown mirror into a chic romantic work of art to hang in any shabby chic cottage. It's beautiful, wish I could visit your booth! Another gem, tami

Envy My Cooking said...

This is so sticking cute. Love it

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A Few Pennies said...

Great job! That is beautiful--you saw the potential in that lovely mirror.

Mossy Rock Interiors said...

Looks great! Mirrors and frames are such fun projects and some of my favorite pieces to make over. You really gave this one a new life!

Passionate for White said...

I am SO glad I happened across your blog - LOVE it and I'm now following!

MiniBinoy said...

Amanda you hv done a great job..i luv that mirror now!!!

Deborah said...

Oooh nice job Amanda!
I love the details of it...Im sure that'll
be gone in a flash!!


Deborah :)

Kelli Wright said...

Just Lovely!!! Wanted to stop in and say "hello." Hope all is well with you!!!
Blessings,
Kelli

Renee said...

Really beautiful! Love the look.

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