Monday, April 7, 2014

Checking In With A Shabby Chic Mirror Redo

 I had a little spare time and since a few of you requested that I check in and let everyone know how I'm doing I thought I'd say "Hey Y'all!"

I'm doing much better and I really appreciate your care and concern.

I wanted to share a mirror I recently finished and sold via Facebook.

This was a very large mirror that was originally gold, but someone had painted it a hideous maroony (is that a word?) brown. In a gloss paint at that!

I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Graphite and once it was dry began dry brushing on several coats of Old White.

I love the way the details pop now. You didn't even notice them before. (Sorry, I forgot to take before pics.)

The mirror was wired to hang horizontally or vertically.

I love how this turned out and had planned to keep it to put in my newly renovated home but it was just to large to fit any of the places I wanted to put it. :-(

You can't hope to notice the 1980's china hutch reflected in the mirror. This will be one of my next projects. I plan on giving it the Annie Sloan touch very soon. I'm thinking Paris Gray and Old White and I may need to add a little Louis Blue.  

You can also see the new wainscoting in my entry, dining room, and hall. All painted with Paris Gray.

I've missed visiting with you and hope you all are doing well.

Until next time.



Anonymous said...

I love the mirror! You did a beautiful job painting it!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Cecilia said...

Peggy, that is so pretty! I can see why you wanted to keep it-too bad it doesn't fit anywhere. Great job! Can't wait to see your hutch all done!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Hi Peggy, so glad you had us pop over for a visit and to learn you are doing well! What a gorgeous mirror and I love the graphite/old white combo (one of my favorites). Take care and I look forward to visiting again.
Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Peggy! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well and are busy with some projects. :) You did an amazingly beautiful job with that incredible mirror, girl! Just beautiful! Thanks for checking in with us all, sweetie! Bless you!

xoxo laurie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful mirror - the details really shine!

JP said...

I love this mirror and it's a beauty, indeed!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a gorgeous mirror! I can't believe anyone would paint it glossy brown...what a shame. But you rescued it and turned it inot a beauty! Glad to hear you are feeling better and able to tackle some projects. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Wonderful to hear from you, Peggy! So glad things are moving along well with your project. The mirror turned out beautifully! The distressing is just right - not too much or too little. Hope you're feeling as well as is possible and I look forward to your next update! (whenever you're feeling up to it, of course)Take good care of yourself and enjoy the rest of Spring! Hugs, Mary

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Beautiful, beautiful mirror! I also am so happy to hear you are feeling better! Loved seeing you again!

Curtains in My Tree said...

The mirror looks wonderful
also I had to give up my antique booth after back surgery about 4 years ago and no I piddle with etsy LOL
I am down sizing my entire lifestyle

it was nice reading your blog

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