Tuesday, August 3, 2010

mirror mirror on the wall

So, I finally ventured to the new thrift store right by my house.  I can't believe its been there for a few months and this was just my first visit!! I had a few things in mind when I went looking, but I couldn't believe I actually found one of them, it usually doesn't work out that way on my first try!!






















I browsed through the store and nearly missed this beauty because it was hiding behind another bulky piece of furniture.  I about freaked out when I found it, it was only marked $12!! I love the gorgeous detail of it and I knew I could make it something fabulous!  The best part was that everything in the store was 30% off so it actually only cost me $9! Can we say steal of a deal?! 

I brought this baby home, and got right to work.  It had these weird metal rods attached to it, I'm assuming that it was a part of a set or something???






















I unscrewed the legs, and then sanded this puppy down.  I decided that I wanted to paint it white (shocking right??) but I choose a glossy white this time so it would match the other pieces in my living room.  I really wanted to get it covered, so I did about 4 coats total.  

Here's the final result!!!






















Love, love, love!!! Honestly I can't believe this was only $9!!

Here's some close up of the gorgeous detail that I fell in love with.






















Oh so perfect!! It's not hung up yet because I don't have all the hardware that I need to hang it up since it's so heavy, but I will definitely get it done this week.  I was just too excited to not share it with you guys!

Ok, one last little peak at it!






















It's gonna be SO perfect in my entryway, I can't even stand it!! :)  Tell me your thoughts, do you love it too???

28 comments:

Brenda Ubaney said...

Yep, love it! The white really did it for me! Great job!

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

love the mirror! And love the white!! And I can't believe you hadn't been to the thrift store! I would have been the day it opened! I am so bad! hahahah

Jayden's mom said...

I LOVE THE MIRROR!!!!!

Julie said...

You're right. It is gorgeous. Oh, I love thrift stores!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Love it in white, great job!

Maggie said...

That is fabulous - I saw something similar today at a thrift store and now you've got me thinking...

Shaynah Asher said...

AAAAAAH I love it! You did and amazing job I am so impressed, but not surprised cause you have many talents:)
ps thanks for the little shout out to Brinley that was an added bonus
love ya

Melissa said...

I have something similar that I can't wait to do. I am glad to see it done in white. That just makes me know that I want to do white! You should come link over at MyCraftieLife.Blogspot.com

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

just amazing what a coat of white paint can do. you found something with beautiful detail and the white accents it all. well chosen and well done.

rose

Kristi said...

It's beautiful! I love the white. I got one similar to that for $10. It's been sitting on the garage for months. I think we're gonna paint it black and then hang it in our dining room. Mine is heavy too.. like 50lbs or something!

Renee said...

Love the mirror, and I love a good thrift store!

Renee said...

Love the mirror, and I love a good thrift store!

raggygirlvintage said...

Looks fab! I'm always picking up mirrors and it's amazing what a coat of white paint can do!!
Tracey

Jen said...

Great score! Love it painted white!
I'm a new follower!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow it turned out great! I love going to the thrift store and finding great treasures like your mirror. Thanks for sharing!

Petie said...

Nice job! I bet it's going to look great in your entry. I'm on a roll with painting everything white :) Maybe it's a summer thing?!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Love the mirror redo! It looks fab! I'm your newest follower!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Absolutely gorgeous mirror transformation... it's just lovely all creamy!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love the "after" of the mirror. White makes it look so fresh, clean and new. I'm sure it will look amazing on the wall or sitting on a table. Great job. I always love a great find.

Inspired by you said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. White is the best isn't it?!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

That's an awesome transformation! Good job! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comment!

XO
Lenore

AmieAnn said...

I am mirror obsessed! Love anything you can do with a mirror.. the white came out so clean and simple. Simply beautiful!
Amie
www.pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

Ellie said...

Gotta love a great find!

Young and Crafty said...

I sure do love a good thrift store find! You did a great makeover on it!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hannah
http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

thriftytickle said...

It looks great! Don't forget to come by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Allison said...

Love it!

The Nifty Nest said...

That looks incredible!! I love the white, nice choice.

Liz
The Nifty Nest

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

love this! it looks great!!

-Jamielyn
http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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