Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mirror Re-vamp

I bought this mirror 2 years ago at Goodwill for $7.


I instantly fell in love with the little scrollies {sure, that's a word}, but the color was less than desirable. However, due to lack of time {and sheer laziness}, I left it alone.

{Here is is, reflecting our Christmas Tree in 2008}

When the husband and I relocated to West Chester this past December, I decided that I'd had enough with this mirror and its homage to the 70's. So, I grabbed some paint and went to work.

Two hours {painting all of those nooks and crannies took FOR-E-VER} and half a bottle of black craft paint later, I had a brand new mirror:

{Ta Da! Old mirror made new again with Black Paint}

{A close-up view of the details}

I am SO GLAD I finally painted it! This project has been hanging over my head for too long, and its culmination has actually motivated me to get to work on my other 135 projects {In case you haven't noticed, I tend to exaggerate}. But seriously, do you see my "To-Do/Buy" list in the right-hand column? It's not getting any shorter!

So, are there any projects you've been dreading? If so, get to work! I promise you'll be glad you did. :)

13 comments:

Mallory said...

Ohhh! I really like that. Great job!

islandfairy said...

how about getting a whole flat organised and decorated? where do you start??!!aaarrghh!!

LindsB said...

that is a ton of detail, what a paint job!

Averill said...

Still working up the energy to tackle repainting a large buffet cabinet I bought off eBay for Dave's office...but you've inspired me to get moving! It's amazing what a little paint can do.

Jen Caputo said...

That looks fantasitc!!! What a find! I bet you are so glad you finally tackled that project :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I can see why that took forever to paint. It looks lovely!

Felicity said...

That mirror looks so.much.better in black! You definitely made the right choice.

Jesse said...

You did a great job on it! Really makes it stand out.

Ms. Bright said...

Your mirror looks like new! I don't have that kind of patience, I woulda broken out the spray paint...so glad you stopped by my blog!!

I love those coasters, too and yes, I designed that honeycomb background myself. There's quite a few "pattern maker" websites out there.

simplyMae said...

I love it, the black looks awesome...well worth the time for sure.

Freckles Chick said...

Ohhh, it's GORGEOUS! The black makes the details really pop!

I 100% agree, motivation is half the battle. And how come my to-do list gets longer, never shorter?!

KSK said...

Looks so cute! Great idea...so nice to make little improvements that end up with a big results!

Kristi said...

What a gorgeous mirror...I love it in black. I'm inspired to paint a mirror that I have had in my garage for a long time. Thanks!

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