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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chalkboard Mirror Combo

Hi there ladies!
If you visit on a regular basis, you know how much I adore both chalkboards and mirrors!  I just can't seem to get enough of them!  Well, when I discovered a vintage Syroco mirror last week at the antique mall, I was inspired to turn it into both!
 Ok, this is yet another one of those times where in my excited haste to paint this puppy, I neglected to take a photo of what she used to look like!  About 1/2 way thru priming,  it was "darn it all!  I was supposed to take a before shot!"  Bet you've done the same thing, too, haven't you?!
 Well, the frame began life as a very boring brown, which made her look quite, shall I say "plasticy"?  I don't know if "plasticy" is a word or not, but you get my point!!  Anyway, I drifted away a bit from my usual creamy dreamy white, and opted this time around for nice bright pure white.  Love!  Now instead of looking like plastic, she looks like finely carved wood!
 Ok, I was getting a bit ahead of myself there.  I decided to use chalkboard vinyl on the backside of the mirror. So, when you want a different look, just remove the backing, flip it around, and viola!  A mirror/chalkboard combo!!
 I am super happy with the way she turned out, and can't wait to create more (which I promise to do my best to take before photos of!!!).  I've put her in my Etsy shop, if you want to take a peek!
 11 years ago today on a beach in Hawaii, hubby and I exchanged vows.   
At sunset. 
With a Hawaiian minister officiating.
***more sighs***
And even a sailboat in the background.
***ok, one more sigh!!!***

I'm linking up today's post with Kathleen over at Faded Charm.  Be sure to check out White Wednesday for some terrific ideas!  Have a great day!!


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am bad at remembering the before shots too. I get so excited to get started and then I remember!
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Hope had a great day :)

NanaDiana said...

Happy Anniversary, Donna! I hope you are able to do something special to celebrate! I love your mirror/chalkboard combo-I hate that brown "plasticky" wood too! xo Diana

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Happy Anniversary! Mine is coming up in October! Wow, time flies! I love how your mirror/frame turned out. It really does look like wood!
PS. I definitely think plasticy is a word!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Donna, Happy Anniversary to you and John!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time!! Your treasures are totally gorgeous, my friend!!

Kim K. said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding sounds absolutely dreamy. Beautiful project (once again).

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Happy Anniversary!! hope you 2 have a great day!

What a great idea..as usual!!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary! Such a great idea for the mirror!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Anniversary!
Love how you've given this plastic piece it's Cinderella moment, it is beautiful!

Susan said...

Oh you are a clever girl, Donna! I love the versatility of your new piece. And what a romantic wedding photo to share - happy anniversary to you both! Sigh, indeed...
- Susan

Debbie said...

Hi Donna...I hope you and John had a great anniversary!
This mirror sure is pretty!
You find the neatest pieces to re-do!