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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Antique Mirror Reveal

It's a cold and snowy day here at the Chateau!  While I must admit that it is pretty, I am not ready for the white stuff yet!  Not to mention the fact that we usually don't get much in the way of snow this early in the season. So it's a perfect excuse to snuggle up inside by the fire, cup of hot cocoa in hand.
The other day I showed you the vintage mirror that I found at my favorite consignment store.  I could hardly wait to paint it my favorite creamy, dreamy white!
 It turned out prettier than I had imagined that it would!  I can't believe what a difference the paint makes, and how it brings out all of the wonderful details of the solid wood frame!
 In case you missed it, here is what she used to look like.
 While pretty as is, I just knew that she could look much, much better with a few coats of paint and a bit of distressing!
Hubby hung it above our mantle, and I am thrilled with the way it looks. Like many of you, I adore mercury glass, and have placed some of my favorite votives on the mantle.  I should have taken a shot of it at night, as the reflection of the flickering candlelight in the mirror is just magical!
 One of the big reasons that I wanted a mirror for above our mantle was that I thought it would help detract a bit from all of that ugly red brick, which I really detest  am not terribly fond of!
But, someone (who's name will go unmentioned!) is in love with that ugly lovely red brick, and didn't like my idea of white washing it!
 Just look at all of that amazing detail!

 And check out the long, long red chimney!  I had to lay on the floor to get this shot!
(what we bloggers don't do for a photo, huh?!)

 I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas, the ideas are whirling in my head!
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for visiting!
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Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh, what a romantic setting Donna! I can just imagine cozying up by the fire and your pretty candles with that gorgeous mirror above. Hope you did just that with your hot cocoa and snow outside! Your mirror is creamy and dreamy indeed. I had to laugh, as I have the EXACT same problem with 'someone' not wanting me to paint our red bricks at the fireplace, too. Well at least with yours, it's saving you from a lot of work (that chimney is HIGH)! Can't wait to see yours decked out for Christmas.

Trisha said...

The mirror is perfect for above your mantle. You have done a fabulous job of covering up the brick. Can't wait to see how you do it up for Christmas!


Debbie said...

Even though someone doesn't want the bricks white, I must admit...the red really makes the white pop on the mirror, and the candle sticks. I think if the fireplace "was" white, the beauty of the mirror frame would get lost in all the white. This way, you can see all of the gorgeous detail in the frame. Now,"someone" doesn't have to know I ever said this. We can keep it just between us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the details of this mirror and the cream is perfect. What a fireplace my friend!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The mirror is fabulous and I really like it painted. You really have a tall fireplace and the mirror looks so good on the mantle.
Have a great one.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Your mirror turned out gorgeous. I love it in white and those details just pop. It really found a wonderful home above your mantel. I have one above mine but does not have the details yours does.
Love your tall fireplace chimney. Your room has to be huge! I bet I know who doesn't want it white washed. LOL
Great post Donna, I can just imagine how you will decorate it for Christmas.
Stay warm!! Hugs!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You are actually keeping a mirror for yourself! Good for you! It's perfect for your fireplace. I can just imagine how lovely that mantel will be at Christmas. What does Katie think of the snow?

Bente said...

What a beautiful mirror, Donna. Love the details.

Wish you a great day, my friend.

Hugs from here