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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!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vintage Aqua Mirrors

I've been showing you mirrors that I've transformed lately, and today I wanted to share with you some of my latest creations!  While "dreamy-creamy" white is still my absolute color to work with, I also really love bright and cheery aqua!
The three mirrors here were all made by Homco.  I thought for sure that I had a "before" photo of this one,but I guess in my excitement to paint it, I forgot!  Anyway, the frame was an awful brown, and trust me when I say that it was not in the least bit attractive!
I think she is so much happier with her new look!
 I've been lucky enough to find several of these mirrors in the past (I've got a friend who is also always on the prowl mirror hunting for me as well!).
 I really love how this beauty turned out!  I did remember to get a before photo taken of this one.  A few months ago I also made over one just like this, that I turned into a chalkboard (below). The mirror of that particular piece was in really bad shape, so I had my handy hubby cut a piece of masonite to fit, that I covered in chalkboard vinyl.  I've since sold it in my Etsy shop, and would love to make another one like it!
 Not so pretty "before"!
 Don't you think this would be pretty in a beach cottage style home?

 Ok, I was bad and didn't take a photo of this next mirror and shelf before I began painting it. I found the two at a neighbor's yard sale last weekend.  Also made by Homco, they started out life white, and just looked really, well, "plastic-y"!  (that's a word, right?)
 It's amazing what a difference paint makes, don't you think?
 They no longer have that "cheap-o" plastic look!
 I've put all of these in my Etsy shop.  Tomorrow I am going to some neighborhood garage sales.  This neighborhood has an annual sale every summer, with tons of homes participating!  So, hopefully I will find some treasures to transform, and maybe even get lucky and unearth some more mirrors!
Have a great day!
Linking up with Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Be sure to visit for tons of inspiring ideas!


The Bear's Blog said...

You are amazingly talented and creative.


Kim K. said...

Love, love, love that aqua color. I'm anxious to see that special boat that you keep writing me about (smile).

Trisha said...

Love the aqua color! Good luck at the sales tomorrow, hopefully you find a lot of wonderful treasures!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Donna!
Hope you are adjusting to being back home. I'm trying to catch up with everyone after being away.
I'm loving these mirrors. I did a few last summer and I love them!
Good luck on your hunt and hope all is well with you!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Looks like you're settling back in to your home and getting lots of projects done. Beautiful job!! Good luck at the yard sales this week!!!

NanaDiana said...

I love the blue, Donna. Very pretty...but, what? No glitter?;>)

Hope you are having a good week- it has been a busy one here- xo Diana

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I love that color! The transformations are beautiful. I'm so glad I found you on Common Ground.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, they all look fabulous, Donna!!! Gee, you have been busy--and SOOOO creative!!!

myric andreasen said...

I could never find such beauties like this around here! Or maybe I am just not looking hard enough? I love them!


Tete said...

I love it when you work your magic. Hope you had a peaceful day.

Susan said...

Glad to see you having fun with the aqua, Donna. Great transformations! Hope you enjoyed the yard sales.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
I hope you're havinga good weekend! and also I love that pic of Emily with "fairest of them all!" Toooo cute!!!

myric andreasen said...

Hi Donna! Sorry for the delayed notice, I have a linky party that's still on-going today. I hope you could come by and link up your projects.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just saw your previous mirror posts, too, Donna. You have definitely found some really pretty detailed ones! Love the colors you've done on all of them.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I'm so smitten with aqua these days. I am glad to see some color coming on the horizon.