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:

Debi WeeFaerie said...

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

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

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!

andy said...

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

vivian said...

your mirror turned out perfectly! happy friday!!
xoxo

cindy the cottage chick said...

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 :)

Susie said...

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

sissie said...

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

Celestina Marie said...

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

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

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!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

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

Dewena Callis said...

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

So good to have you back!

Laura said...

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!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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". : )

Nellie said...

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

Shelia said...

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

Musings from Kim K. said...

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

Pam said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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!

Little Miss Maggie said...

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

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

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

Karen said...

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.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

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

Jen

Tommie Jo said...

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

Kelly said...

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.

Curtains in My Tree said...

good for you getting it

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

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

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!

Tete said...

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?

Lucille said...

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.

DearHelenHartman said...

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

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! It is so pretty.
Smiles, Dottie

Stephanie said...

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!

20 North Ora said...

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

Donna said...

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

Tina C said...

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. ;)

pollydove said...

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!!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

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

Sarah said...

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. '-(

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

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

Tammy Henderson said...

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

Shirley said...

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.

Anne said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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!

Merlesworld said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

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

Lisa Mangold said...

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

Stephen Andrew said...

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

Junkchiccottage said...

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

Maureen said...

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

Sue said...

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...

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Zoey said...

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

Vicki Boster said...

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

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

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'!!

Cristina Garay said...

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

Eclectically Vintage said...

Who can ignore a screaming mirror!!
Kelly

Katie said...

Yes, You needed that mirror!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

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