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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

From Gaudy Gold to Glam!

A few weeks ago I shared with you a large and oh so gaudy gold mirror that I found while out thrifting.  I could hardly believe my eyes when I first spotted her, and couldn't wait to go home and transform her with paint!! 
So, are you ready for a little sneak peek?
 Tada!! What a difference paint makes!
And here she is, below, in all of her former gaudiness!
(the frame looked even more shiny and gaudy in person, if you can believe it!)
 And her she is, after her head to toe makeover!
I am in love!
 Just look at all of the amazing detail!
 Details that were lost in all of that gold!
 I think she is oh so much happier now!
While I would love to keep her, for now she's residing in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a look.

Now go out and find something to transform!
Sharing with Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh she is gorgeous in her new white paint! Wish I had a place for her!


Bente said...

The mirror looks fantastic in white. Love this one.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Definitely much better in white. I love seeing little glimpses of your home reflected in the mirror.

Susie said...

Donna, I love the make over...it's like a totally different mirror. Great job. xoxo,Susie

Debbie said...

What a pretty mirror!
Great makeover, Donna.
I LOVE your photos of Paris!!
Brings back some wonderful memories for me. Sacre-Couer was one of my favorite cathedrals. I remember standing by the gargoyles at Notre Dame....I never understood why they were on a church???
You are so blessed to be able to visit Paris like you do, Donna.
A big hug to you.

NanaDiana said...

She is a beauty, Donna. Great makeover. She was that cheap gold look, too, rather than heavy old ornate looking gold. You did her proud- xo Diana

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
I love finding these ornate mirrors and transforming them. This one is so pretty. The white makes is perfect. Great find and great job!


Tete said...

See...things can look great without glitter! I love it. If I ever get out to rummage sales again, I am nabbing up all this ugly old home interior stuff!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful piece it is!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

She looks much nicer in her coat of white now. How perfectly her details show too.

Gail said...

Oh she's a beauty Donna ! I love your holiday photos of Paris ....beautiful ! Gail x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh the mirror is gorgeous. What a wonderful transformation you created. It is stunning now. What a difference some paint can make.
Brings out all the details perfectly.

BECKY said...

So pretty, Donna! You always find the best pieces to give a facelift!!
Thanks for sharing at BWW!