Wednesday, February 24, 2010

old mirror makeover...

Well, now that I am a proud member of blogland I must remember to bring my camera with me wherever I go! Hmmm...I'm thinking I just might need a fabulous new "photo op" bag to carry my camera in along with a cute little notebook! Anyway, I did remember the other day to take a before photo of a makeover project I've been working on.


This was an old mirror with a spring Currier and Ives scene that was water stained. I thought it needed a vintage white makeover.

I love how it came out, do you? Thank you Karen at The Graphics Fairy for the fabulous french advertising image. I intended this piece to go to the shop but loved how it turned out so I thought I'd see how it would fit in my nest somewhere, first the den...

No...perhaps in the bathroom...
No, maybe in the hall outside the bathroom...
No, what about in the living room on the mantel?


Definately not there...I can't take away my favorite mirror! Maybe it will look good in my craft room...oh and look at this painting isn't it to die for! It was my Mom's!

I do like it there but I decided that the frame is still a bit too country for me so off to the shop it went!
I finally remembered to bring my camera with me so a post on my booth at The Wrentham Country Store is coming soon!

I'm sure you all know the beautiful Anne and her fabulous blog Fiona and Twig! Well she was kind enough to feature my blog and Etsy shop in her post yesterday!!! Thank you so much Anne!!! She has a huge following and so many of them stopped by my new little blog with the sweetest comments. Please visit her blog for amazing photos (love her booth shots), and wonderful tales (she writes from the heart). Don't forget to visit her Etsy shop too...you know she made the homepage!!


Thank you to Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting my favorite day, White Wednesday so I could share with you my old mirror makeover.





27 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love what you did with the mirror...a trumeau type thing! Looks fabulous! HWW

Jane said...

The mirror makeover was fabulous. Perfect use of that french graphic! That will be sold and out of your shop before you know it!
Jane

Sandi said...

Beautiful makeover Sandi! I love the graphic that you used. Happy White Wednesday and congrats on being featured on Fiona and Twig blog!!
Blessings~

Julie said...

Great job on the mirror--looks wonderful! Blogging does change the way you look at things, doesn't it? It's so fun when you see something that excites you & you can capture it...if only you have your camera! I'm trying to remember to carry mine along with me more often!

Hope you have a beautiful day today!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Sandi,
I didn't see on Fiona & Twig, but I will go looky see. That mirror makeover is the BEST! You are quite clver. Did you send that to the fairy for her to see? You have given me a great idea for an old family owened laundry scrubber thing. I'm going to do that and link back to you post if it's okay. Lisa
PS Thanks for the nice comment yesterday.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

that little ol' mirror went from ho hum to tres, tres chic!! i LOVE it! thanks for the inspiration...i will be on the hunt for a similar one to transform into french loveliness!
~*~*~*~michelle~*~*~*~*~

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love your mirror transformation. It will sell in no time!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

love the mirror make~over. I think we all do that...make something and love and become attached to it.

I just tea stained a baby bonnet and added ribbon and old millinery and I intend to sell it but I am in love with it~lol

Sue said...

Great, great, great stuff! I LOVE the way you did the mirro make over. One of the things I like about so many of us using vintage stuff in our homes is not just the "addiction" we all have but the recycling part of it! Again, thanks for the eye candy!
Take care, Sue

June said...

Sandi I love the mirror! You did such a fab job in it. It won't stay long in your shop! I love the post you did on all the beautiful vintage jewelry. you have wonderful pieces in your stash my friend!
hugs

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That mirror is amazing! I think you need to make one for every room, it'd look great anywhere!

I'm so happy my friends came by to say howdy, you have a great blog and great style. :-)

XO,
Anne

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great makeover...it's hard to part with those, isn't it?
Rene'

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
Your mirror turned out incredible!!! You have to show it on the Graphics Fairy site for Brag Monday! Karen would love it. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it was a pleasure to hear from you. Your site is wonderful!!
Have a great week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Faded Charm said...

Looks great! It's amazing what white paint and a great french sign can do for an item.

Take care,

Kathleen

Lori said...

your mirror looks absolutely gorgeous!!! what a brilliant makeover:) i often forget to do those "before" pictures too...or my camera battery is dead and i can't...because when an idea hits me, i need to get started right away on my project...

Polly said...

Hi Sandi! This is a great makeover! I really like the french image that you chose! You did a great job! Love it!

Polly

Amy said...

What a great makeover for your mirror--looks fabulous!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

How beautiful! I love it!! I have such a thing for trumeau mirrors, so this project really speaks to me. Great job!! Thank you so much for linking this one up to "Brag Monday".
Karen

the gypsy magpie said...

This mirror turned out great! The white paint really freshend it up and the graphic... oh I just love that one.
Really, really nice project!
Thanks for sharing with everyone.

Jill said...

That is a great make-over!! Good job!

Terri Smith said...

Oh Sandi..I love what you did with the mirror! I too, turned a garage sale find into something new this past week. Our choice of a Graphics Fairy designs were different, but our concept much the same.

I just found Karen's images two weeks ago..and I've been having a blast trying to come up with new and creative ways in which to implement them into projects.

Again..your mirror is lovely! The white paint truly brought about a completely new look to the piece.

Blessings, joy and sunshine, Terri Smith
http://www.dimplesdragonflies.blogspot.com

Petite Little Bee said...

This is great mirror. Thanks for sharing. Lia

PetraB said...

The mirror makeover was absolutely successful, it looks stunning. Petra.xx

Piney Rose said...

I'm lovin' this!

Teri said...

I love this! It's beautiful! :)

Carol Mae said...

I just became a follower and love your blog. What you did with that mirror is so lovely. I'll be back often. Smiles, Carol Mae

Cynthia said...

This is just stunning. I found your blog today and I am now following you via Linky. Please come and visit Cloches and Lavender and take a look and hopefully you will follow along on our terrific journey!

Cynthia

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