Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Mirror Screamed Paint Me-I Said OK

I met my daughter, Mimi, 
in a little thrift shop.
This mirror screamed my name at
$9.95.
My daughter screamed, too-
YOU DON'T NEED
ANOTHER MIRROR.
Sometimes I just pretend I am deaf.
(snicker, snicker)
My husband has perfected that art
so I am learning from him.

I am pretty sure this mirror was part of a
French Provincial bedroom set.
It was pretty in its time.
Today the top looks like this....
Here's what it looked like when I 
picked it up.
See what I paid?
It hangs just off our entry hall now.
Yeah- don't mind the reflections
and anything that might be amiss-
This was done with acrylic paints
mixed and layered
and then I pounced some gold
all over it.
It kind of has an olive tone.
I like it-
Would you believe I have another
mirror just like it waiting for a 
redo, too?
Next one will be white-I think.
And here y'all thought I was 
just sitting on my butt the whole
time I had no computer.
Pffffffffttttt...

Now, if you are very good and
don't delete me from your blog list,
tomorrow I will show you 
SweetCheeks and Company
with the mayor!
And, no, she is NOT running
for office...........
YET!!!!!
your photo name

58 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I always love to see what you'll create next!

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  2. I love mirrors too ( not to look in, just sayin) I just love the simplicity of them in decor. I have several in need of makeovers. Don't listen to the nonsense about not needing another one... I hung one in my garden recently, so pretty reflecting the plants. I love what you did with yours. I may have to try the paint layering and gold smashing technique. Very pretty in your foyer. Here is to all us mirror huggers. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow you did a great job ! Happy weekend to you !

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  4. your mirror turned out perfectly! happy friday!!
    xoxo

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  5. Wow! That looks awesome! I am always amazed at what paint can do.

    And I'm just so happy that you're perfecting the 'not hearing you' skill. I learned it myself from my 6 kids, who make it an art form :)

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  6. Diana, I think you got a great deal on the price and it looks wonderful. Some times things just need a little love. xoxo,Susie

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  7. Welcome back Nana Nana Diana! I've missed you along with thousands of others!
    I love your mirror and I would have bought that in a heart beat!

    Hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Well, look at you painting and I'm glad I'm not the only one with talking furniture.

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  9. Hi Diana, What a beauty!! Love it!
    XO!

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  10. LOL I wonder if Sweet Cheeks shared her Bible verse with the mayor! I think all politicians need to be reminded of something larger than themselves every now and again. I can't wait for that post! She is so flippin' cute!

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  11. Love your mirror and can't wait for tomorrow!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  12. I love the lines of your new mirror, Diana! Great bargain. Always go with your gut feeling!

    So good to have you back!

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  13. You are a bit clever diana! very lovely finish and it was an awesome price!!! love the end result! looking forward to seeing sweetcheeks and the mayor!!!!

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  14. It looks so pretty, Diana! I love it! I found a top piece to a set like that and painted it up. It's got a great architectural look to it. Sweet Cheeks has some adventures for such a young lady! Some of them sound like they could be titles for books like "Sweet Cheeks Meets The Mayor". : )

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  15. Beautiful work, Diana. I predict it's only a matter of time until SweetCheeks has her name on the ballot!:-) xo Nellie

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  16. Hi Diana! Oh I love your mirror and you did a wonderful job!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  17. Very nice makeover. I assumed you were busy working on all sorts of special projects while you were offline.

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  18. Yes, I thought you were just sitting on your butt while you were gone. Who knew you were being all Martha Stewart-ish.

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  19. It's beautiful and you had the perfect spot for it! What a deal my friend! We are older and wiser than our kids! hahaha!

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  20. Nice job, Diana. I love the touch of gold overtones.

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  21. Ooo ooo ooo! I think I have the rest of that set in my garage, waiting for a paint job! My daughter wants blue, and has a specific look in mind that we found on the internet, but I wasn't sure how to do it. This is it!! I'll be calling you for all the details! Okay, maybe emailing. You can walk me through it. Because I know you don't have anything else to do! ;) Soooo glad to see you back again!

    Debbie

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  22. I have kids that yell at me too. You don't need this or that LOL. I ignore them completely. I just purchased another mirror too. I think they have the power to bewitch! Yours turned out great. I need to get to work.

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  23. That is a find, good thing you turned a blind eye, I mean ear..lol.

    Jen

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  24. Good work! I love the "patina" you created.
    And I always enjoy your sense of humor!~TJ

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  25. I really like your new mirror! It's so pretty how you painted it. I love mirrors. You got a super deal on it too.

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  26. good for you getting it

    i have mirrors in every room of my house even the kitchen

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  27. What a great price! Looks great. I have an antique mirror and the paint in the basement, waiting for me to add some love to them. It has to stop raining first!

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  28. Love it. You need to show more of your projects. Love this one. I can't wait for tomorrow. Is this first thing this weekend?

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  29. Hi Diana! I don't know a single woman who would not have jumped on that gorgeous mirror. You have done a spectacular redo. Looking forward to seeing little SweetCheeks with the mayor.

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  30. Gorgeous! It look like a million bucks - esp if your face is reflected in it!

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  31. Oh! It is so pretty.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  32. I love your mirror! It's a good thing you acted deaf with your daughter because this is just stunning :) And you did a lovely job painting it.
    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs to you!

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  33. A pretty mirror always grabs my attention! You did a great job on this one.

    Do we need to start getting yard signs for Sweet Cheeks for election?

    Judy

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  34. It's always fun to see your projects, Diana! Great job on the transformation! I'm always on the hunt for mirrors, too!

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  35. Sitting on your butt or not, you are just full of helpful tips and information! I wonder if I can learn how to be 'man deaf' from Magoo?
    Love your mirror- what a steal!
    I hope Sweet Cheeks said 'blah blah blah' for the mayor. ;)

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  36. I LOVE it! My son cleans out apartments when people get evicted and has brought home two really big framed mirrors. (There's always a place for another mirror, right?) They need some tlc too - but you can't beat FREE!!!

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  37. shhh - I have 16 mirrors hanging in my tiny little flat............
    Obsessed? ( a little )especially since I can't stand looking in them lately. BUT if I had been with you - you would not have brought that home - because it would have been in my cart before you even saw it -
    It's gorgeous Diana - beautiful technique!!!
    XOX

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  38. Can one have too many mirrors? This is a perfect redo, Diana. I walked away from a good buy this week. Now I'm kicking myself. I went back and it was gone. '-(

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  39. Yeah! What a find! Love it! You did a wonderful job transforming the mirror's frame! We're hoping for some rain Sunday to Monday - I hope you stay cool and have a wonderful weekend,
    Kathy

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  40. Mirrors are one of my weaknesses ...this one was a great find...Love it!

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  41. Hi Diana, I like your mirror and all that counts is do you like it. I know the price was right. I can't wait for tomorrow's post. I have some visions of what she might have said. Leave it to the younger generation. Sometimes they do a better job then we do. Have a wonderful day. Hope the storms miss you. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  42. Ah yes mirrors I too have an addiction I mean a fondness for them! Love your transformation!
    xx
    Anne

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  43. You can never have enough mirrors!!...I cannot believe that you got it for under $10...and it looks great..you did a fantastic job!...Have a great weekend!

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  44. It's turned out pretty good I really like the colour.
    Merle.............

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  45. You did a fabulous job! I love the color, and what a great price! You hit the jackpot!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  46. I also have a mirror that needs a re-do . . . and a dresser . . . and a table . . . and a chair . . . Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  47. You and I agree here...when pieces talk to us...we listen! Haha, looks great!

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  48. Happy week end Diana and wow the mirror is great.
    Kris

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  49. You may not have needed another mirror but that one needed you! Who else was going to give it such a lovely face lift?

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  50. you did a great job with the mirror....and I cannot wait to see Sweet Cheeks with the Mayor...I'm sure she upstaged him...

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  51. That mirror is such a cool color, it looks great!

    I am looking forward to seeing SweetCheeks with the Mayor.

    Thanks for the sweet comment. Sometimes it's harder than we think to listen to one another during conversation....but we keep trying. :~)

    Have a nice weekend, Diana.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  52. It looks great, Diana! I love to see furniture remakes.

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  53. Oh my- what a makeover!! You have to be so insightful to even look at something like that and know how it will look after the makeover-- I could never do that! The mirror is just gorgeous in your home-- an absolute treasure:)

    Your visits are so special to me- you always make me smile-- thank you -- xoxo

    Vicki

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  54. Great looking mirror - I would have bought it too! And your daughter sounds like mine - she went garage saling with me thursday and kept saying 'MOM you have enough'!!

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  55. A very pretty mirror, I can have one in every room, in fact, more than one is even better! Have a great weekend, Diana!

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  56. Who can ignore a screaming mirror!!
    Kelly

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  57. Yes, You needed that mirror!!

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  58. Beautiful mirror! I love what you did with it! I'm slowly catching up on my email and blog reading - taking me days! Well, many hours during those days at least! Be sure to share the other mirror too once you've worked on it! Hugs, Leena

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