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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall.

I'm tempted to become a cattle rancher because of this mirror. Cowboy boots, rope, big huge truck....the works. Maybe even a cowhide rug in my bedroom.

I quite like this mirror the way it is. Even though it's missing a star. I wish that I could have put it somewhere. But, alas it doesn't fit. So, time to refab. It was only $6.99....

You know what's funny? I spent $6.99 on this mirror. Without even blinking. That's how much I spend on most of my chairs too. But if I had to spend more than that on a chair I wouldn't buy it. Isn't that strange? I mean clearly a chair is worth more than this mirror. But, I cannot do it. Maybe $9.99. But that's it. My mind is odd. I must be a freak.

So, I knew I wanted this mirror to be that lovely shade of blue that I have used before, here. But, once I started painting, I realized that the hand painted parts were going to show through no matter what. And I just didn't want to spend time sanding it down. So, I grabbed my mod podge and some paper and started glueing.

Then I sanded the edges and glazed with Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze. Under the blue was red and dark blue and when those colors came through it looked really cool with the paper I picked out. That was totally planned. Totally.

I love it. I think it turned out really well and adds a lot to our very neutral decor.

By the way, I've heard through the grapevine that Home Depot is discontinuing Ralph Lauren and is now shacking up with Martha Stewart. (Who has amazing colors too!) So, get your tush over to HD and get your gallon of glaze.

Strut Your Stuff



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mirror looks fabulous..........you need more oranges! LOL :)

January 19, 2010 at 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

I love it! That would so go in my home! But I'm not jealous. Not at all. Really I'm not. OK, maybe just a teeny bit. :-)

January 19, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

that looks fab!

January 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That looks fantastic!! Way to go!

January 19, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Kim -today's creative blog said...

Those look great!

January 19, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Rustique Gallery said...

I love the mirror! and yesterday's lost sock project too. I don't know how you keep doing projects when you are so busy with kids! Keep on glueing! Sherry

January 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Marshmallow Circus said...

First time visiting, the mirror is great! Love the blog. :)

January 19, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Joyeful said...

What a transformation! Love what you did here!

January 20, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful transformation. I have to say though that before it was really cute for a little boys room.

January 21, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger lisad424 said...

Amazing transformation!

January 22, 2010 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Turned out great!

January 22, 2010 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger JJ said...

this is beautiful! i love it-will definitely have to try this one:)

January 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

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