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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More Mirror Magic!

It's official!  I'm obsessed with mirrors!  I've been on a roll lately, and have been busy transforming quite a few beautiful vintage mirrors.  I'm always on the hunt for interesting mirrors that I can make over with paint and some tlc.  So, I thought I'd share with you two of my latest creations, that I must say are my all time favorites (so far, anyway!)!
 I am in love with this one!  This gorgeous mirror came from my favorite consignment store.  Can you believe, I passed it up when I was there a few weeks ago.  Then last week, it was still there, and I just knew that it had to come home with me!  Well, I took a before photo of it, but wouldn't you know, I deleted it by mistake!
 Anyway, it started out life "gaudy gold".  What a transformation my favorite cream shade makes, I think!  Made in Italy of a Syroco type material, it's the first one like it that I've ever found.  I just love all of the gorgeous details.
 Of course I had to do a bit of distressing to give her that shabbylicious appeal!  I really, really want to keep this piece, but have put it my Etsy shop.  So now I really need to find another one just like it, that I can keep for myself!
 Ok, this next beauty I am keeping all to myself!  My good friend gifted me with it, and I just love it!  Again, I'd never seen a mirrored sconce just like this one.
 This is what it looked like before I worked a little magic on it!  Made of Burwood (which is similar to syroco), it is just ooozing with shabby charm, don't you think?

 Just look at all of that gorgeous detail!  I can't stop looking at it!

 I know that so many of you would agree when I say "You can never have too many mirrors!"!!!!
 Believe it or not, I've got a few more mirrors that I just finished for my shop, that I'll be sharing with you later this week!
 Hope you all have a great week!
I'm joining Kathleen for White Wednesday, be sure to visit!
I'm also joining Myric for her Passion Parade!


Bente said...

I love mirrors too. These are gorgeous.


Tete said...

Love that first one. Have never seen one like that before. Wonder if it was old HI?
Emily has been watching Once Upon A Time, I think! Maybe she needs a buddy to pal around with. Bebe is having a had time keeping up with the neighbor puppy, so she might need an old neighbor friend.
I am sure my old frame was a mirror at one time, but loved the frame just like it is. I thought if YOU can paint this old gold yucky stuff, so could I and gave it a try. It can out great with just spray paint!
Well, back out to the deck I go. Been in trying to get caught up on house work and laundry, ate a lite supper and now I need to kick up my feet a bit.

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
Wow, do I ever understand the mirror obsession thing. I've got so many that my house is getting scary looking! You see yourself everywhere you look! LOL

I love your mirrors. That first one must have been hard to paint but you did a great job. The sconce is pretty too and I can't blame you for keeping it.


Trisha said...

I would want to keep both for myself! I can't believe anyone would find that "gaudy gold" appealing...thank goodness for white paint and someone who has the eye to see what its potential is!


The Bear's Blog said...

They are both lovely, I don't think I would be able to part with them.


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I've been collecting a few mirrors myself ~ just need to figure out WHERE to put them all, lol :) I'm running out of wall space :)

Karen said...

OHHHHH! I love them all! I'm sure these will fly off your Etsy "shelves"!

Are you keeping cool?

Debbie said...

Oh my Donna! both mirrors are very pretty, but I must admit, I absolutely love the first one!!
So much detail!!!
You do such good work.

Isabelle Thornton said...

This is very pretty! I love this!
Have a super week!

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. It is amazing the transformation that white paint makes to those mirrors.

I hope you have some decent sales this summer- xo Diana

Kim K. said...

You definitely find the best things to makeover. Just gorgeous transformations.

Marie Arden said...

I have been wanting to paint my gold bathroom mirrors white and now I can show my husband this transformation and I bet he will say ok now. Thanks so much it looks wonderful

Fishtail Cottage said...

lovely! xoxo

Fishtail Cottage said...

lovely! xoxo

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your mirrors are beautiful. I love the detail that the Sirocco allowed in the design. So much of it is still around because it really was very sturdy material.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You always do a wonderful job of transforming these mirrors into something special, Donna! I love the unusual shape of the first mirror, too!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, such gorgeous French beauty, Donna! Love them both! I know how difficult it is to upcycle something....and then sell it. Alot of my treasures live in my house for a while first. lol!

xoxo laurie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I've been on a mirror kick, too! Must be something in the air. Love that first mirror. It would look perfect with my collection. :)

myric andreasen said...

Your lovely mirror make-over is featured in Passion Parade Link Soiree!!! Don't forget to link-up again :)


Katie Adams said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on now at http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-46.html Blog Stalking Thursday.