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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!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pretty in Pink!

Hi ladies, how is your weekend going?
After a super hot and dry summer, we've thankfully cooled off, and have gotten some much needed rain, yeah!  It actually feels more like a fall day than the middle of August, but that is fine with me!

While I love pink, for some reason I don't paint many of my creations that lovely hue.  But, while out shopping  last week, I happened to pick up some pretty pink paint on a whim. Well, a bit later that day while thrifting, I found a piece for my Etsy shop that I thought would be perfect in pink!
So here is a little tease...............
 What a pretty shade, don't you think?
 Ok, here is what I started out with!  A vintage Burwood framed oval mirror in white.  While I really did love the way she originally looked, you know me, I just have to paint everything in sight!
 I decided to make this mirror even more fun and versatile  but turning the back side into a chalkboard!  So, all that needs to be done is remove the screws & backing, flip the mirror over, and viola!  A mirror turned chalkboard!
 I really love the way the frame looks like pink hobnail milk glass!
 And here is her mirror side! Love it!
Linking up with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. 
The Dedicated house Make it Pretty Monday
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Bente said...

Beautifuful color. Love the post under, too. They turned out gorgeous. You are so good at transforming.


NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love it, Donna. It reminds me of pink hobnail for sure. What is weird is as I was scrolling down and reading your post when I got to the one that showed the black in the frame it made a perfect mirror of my face looking back at me out of my computer- cool! xo Diana

The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful. I am not a pink person but I really like that shade.

You paint everything in sight? Maybe Emily should hide. Giggle.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very pretty, Donna. I like the dual function.

Tete said...

You should do more in pink! It looks great. I think its a great idea to flip it over and use the back so you can still have both looks. You didn't have to cut a piece to put in it, either.
So glad you are wetter and cooler there, too. I love it! Our high is 80! Been on the deck a lot today.

Karen said...

What a pretty shade of pink! Great idea making the mirror reversible! This is sure to sell quickly!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow...it really DOES look like pink hobnail! Great job!!!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love the hobnail look. Pink and black look so great together. Good job!

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Pink. How creative to make it so you can change it. I love these honail beauties!

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Chris Arlington said...

You always create such pretty, calming artwork.

Kim K. said...

Love the shade of pink. Gorgeous, Donna.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I love it, but then I love pink! Good for you to venture out of your white/blue zone. What a great piece it would be in a bedroom

Donna Heber said...

Stunning Donna! Just love the shabby chic style mirror.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So very pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse