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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Drab to Fab Mirror Transformation!

Hello, hope you all had a great weekend!  Did you remember to "spring ahead"?  While I love the extra day light, I hate losing a precious hour of sleep!  I do love my sleep!
You know how much I love both mirrors and chalkboards, right?  Well, today I'll share with you one of my latest creations, which combined them both!
Usually I like to show you the "after" first, but today I thought I'd go ahead and show you what this baby started out life as!
Not terrible, but kind of boring, don't you think?  And oh so ready to be painted a nice creamy color!
 And viola!  Here she is after her makeover!  I just so happened to have a pretty floral resin applique on hand, that I thought would be perfect added to the top.  I then painted her my favorite Heirloom White, followed by what I like to call a "generous dose" of distressing!
I love how the mirror is tiltable, and now has tons of vintage charm (though she is a newer piece).
 Here's a close up of the applique.  Isn't it gorgeous?

 And, to make her even more versatile, I added chalkboard vinyl to the backside of the mirror.  (that was another of hubby's brainstorms!!).
 I'm so happy with how she turned out (and I think she feels much better, too!)
 While I would love to keep her for myself, I've placed her in my Etsy shop.
Hope you have a great week!  Now go out and find something to transform!
Linking up with White Wednesday, over at Faded Charm.  Be sure to check it out!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a fun transformation, Donna! Love the chalkboard idea and the applique is just the right touch! Thanks for your comment about my stenciled basket!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- That looks just great. I hope you are keeping this one because it is gorgeous!

Hope you had a good weekend- xo Diana

Renee said...

You are right! It is fab!! Awesome job! I love the chalkboard idea.

Debbie said...

What a great idea!! Next thing you know, John will start his own blog....
This mirror/chalk board is very sweet, Donna.
You did a great job on it.
Enjoy your week!

The Bear's Blog said...

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest teddy bear of all?"

It's me - PRUDENCE. Giggle.

The mirrors are "bee-u-tee-ful", Miss Donna.

Hugs to Emily.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How adorable is that! You know sometimes when i am out I think, "now what would Donna do with that?!"

Gail said...

Looks great ! the little resin appliqué is such a great detail and the chalkboard idea is fabulous ! Have a lovely week ! Gail x

myric andreasen said...

This is amazing Donna! I reaaaly love it!
Hope on to my post and see your award for being awesome ;)


Karen said...

Love it! The intricate work on the top of this piece is wonderful.

Susan said...

You've got the magic touch, Donna. I love that applique - the mirror turned out beautifully!

victoriantailor said...

Have never seen this style of mirror, table top size? really wonderful!

victoriantailor said...

Have never seen this style of mirror, table top size? really wonderful!