Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Mirror

I was so thrilled when I found this mirror at my favorite place..Goodwill. I was so excited I had to immediately send a picture to Janae. She loved it too. You don't find this type of mirror very often at Goodwill--I had to have gotten there within minutes of it being put out.
This is how it looks now..now that I have painted it white, and made it all beautiful for my bedroom.  I think this mirror is very very old because the wood was almost falling apart and I am actually glad I painted it just to keep it all together! Though I have read that if it was truly old it would have a beveled mirror which it doesn't.  The mirror itself is extremely thick and heavy.
This is how it looked before I painted it..which I actually thought was quite pretty but I knew painting it white would make it fit in with my home much better. Also, I do believe the paint is helping it stay together.
I painted it with homemade chalk paint (which I will post about eventually, just still experimenting) and then I accented it with Rub n Buff.(in Spanish Copper my favorite Rub n Buff color).
I am really pleased with how pretty it looks in my bedroom.

33 comments:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Visiting from Faded Charm. What a pretty mirror for a pretty room!

Laurel said...

Very lovely...looks perfect in your space :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Bunny Jean said...

Sandy...you sure were lucky to have snagged that mirror! Maybe the frame is really old and the mirror had been replaced. It sure looks old!

It is a lovely addition to your bedroom.

xoxo Bunny Jean
ps I read about the new baby in the family... so cute!

Honey at 2805 said...

A beautiful mirror and a lovely find! (My GW never, ever has anything like this, only real junk).

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice Goodwill find. You did a great job transforming it. It fits beautifully with that lovely bedroom of yours.

Debbie said...

I'm here from Faded Charm. Your mirror is the perfect addition to your beautiful room.
Great job with the paint.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love white also!!! Your mirror is beautful sweet lady. I also have a room all white. I LOVE IT...
I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comment on my new Halloween Tablescape... I'm your newest follower on your blog now. I hope you come join me also.
XXOO Diane

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh yes, what a major score!
it was truely meant just for you to transform and place in that lovely space!
(LOVE the color of the walls)
xo, Rosemary

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

that was a wonderful find ! It looks great in your room too.

Myric said...

What a great find! I must give compliments to your vanity set as well! That lamp with white feathers is very pretty!!

xoxo
Myric

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful mirror, what a great find! I love it in your lovely bedroom. Hugs, FABBY

::little projects in style:: said...

i came to your blog from my girlish whims craft linky! your mirror is gorgeous! i always wanted one like this!

i'll definitely be bookmarking your blog for more ideas!

xx, zhing

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Whoa...I better get a hold of some chalk paint!



It was a thrill meeting Rachel. I’m still too shy to look at all the pictures! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. Your words really touched me, thank you.
xo
Sandy

sissie said...

What a wonderful find! I just love the mirror and I love it painted white. It looks so pretty in your bedroom.

hugs
Sissie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Mirror ~ I am lucky that we now have a GW by me.... I always visit when I am in Georgia visiting Family, so Now I get to go anytime I want! Thanks for Sharing.

xinex said...

Love the finish. Beautiful mirror!..Christine

Geneva said...

Your mirror was a great Goodwill find! You're right, you don't find things like that very often. It looks beautiful in your bedroom, and I'm sure it's happy in it's new home ":o) I really like the way you refinished it too... Good Job!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Love it!

jeanetteann said...

That is beautiful,I have one almost identical and have it white at the moment,but it's been gold and silver at different times. x

lynn said...

oh, this mirror is a beautiful find, and looks lovely white, sandy!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a great find, and yes, the white was perfect,
looks great in your bedroom.
thanks for sharing it with us.
Blessings, Nellie

Maggie said...

Very pretty, love the paint treatment you gave it.

G Inspires said...

The mirror is very pretty and although some would prefer original I think the white paint makes it so much prettier and looks great in your room. But what caught my eye even more is the beautiful color of your walls and the priceless baby pictures. LOVE!

Passionate for White said...

Lucky you...she's a beauty!

A Cottage Muse said...

I love old mirrors and this is beautiful!
Happy White Wednesday!

D.E. said...

I love white mirrors. So pretty!
www.whiteserenade.blogspot.com
Blessings,
DE

Krista said...

I've been looking for a mirror just like that!

A Vintage Green said...

Visting from Bunny Jeans - wonderful find and the homemade chalk paint worked so well and 'distressed ' so well.
- Joy

nickys nook said...

your bedroom is amazing the mirror looks perfect-your right mirrors are scarce at goodwill

Katie said...

What an amazing mirror!

Janae said...

I am so jealous I want one.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic find, I soooo want one and it just looks fab in your pretty room

Jennifer Zuri @ Aquascape Your Landscape said...

Found you at Bunny Jean's. Love your blog ... I'm now your newest follower!