Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mirror Fix-Up

     The other day, while perusing through a local thrift store, I discovered this mirror.

      While I'm not exactly obsessed with fake gold frames, I did love the detail on the frame. I knew it could be quite pretty with a little bit of love and kindness. I taped off the mirror part.

     Next, I gave it a nice clean coat of white spray paint.

      After that was dry, I gave it my very favorite treatment for pieces like this....glaze. Mmmm! I just love how glaze makes details POP! It gives things such a lovely vintage look too.

      This mirror had quite a bit of age spots on the mirror itself. Not very lovely to a lot of people, but I like it. It lends to the antique feel I tried to give the paint job.

      I hung it on my stairway wall. The idea of hanging it here being, to have a gallery wall eventually.

       I've had my eye out for interesting frames, mirrors, signs and such that I might want to collect on this wall. I'm very particular that they have some "interest" about them though. I think this mirror does, and it is a good start.

      I'm a little miffed that the air conditioning vent has to be on my gallery wall of interesting things. Humph. I suppose I'll just have to imagine its not there, and be thankful I have air conditioning to start with!

      I'm sure I'll have fun finding things to fill up the rest of the space. I trek up and down those stairs fifty million times a day as the kiddos' room is at the top...I'll certainly enjoy having something other than a blank wall to stare at when I get it all done!

"I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:6

Linking to:
Goodbye City Hello Suburbs
Fabric Bows and More
My Girlish Whims


  1. Looks great! :) hanks for stopping by my blog! :) Count me as your newest follower! :)

  2. this is gorgeous! what a find!! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

  3. Hi, I'm your newest follower!

    I just wanted to say I love this mirror!

    I would love to see you share it on my new link party "Sundae Shake Up". I hope to see you there!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor


    P.S. I am having my first giveaway, right now! The winner will receive a 16x20 Custom Family Tree. You should check it out!

  4. This turned out beautiful! Well done! I appreciate you stopping by HomeSavvyAtoZ.com today to check out my Taco Bake recipe. I am happy to have found you and am a new follower!

  5. It looks elegant on the staircase! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with WorkShop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

  6. This is so beautiful! I love what you did with the wall! Wish I could see it in person!