Sunday, October 11, 2009

Reflections at Heart and Home

It's that time again! Welcome  back for Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch,  and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land. Thanks so much Susan and Kimba!
Today I'm sharing my latest most fabulous find - a large (3' x 4') mirror that I picked up at my trusty Goodwill for $12.99. Wow, can you believe that price! I'm so lucky I was in the store right at that moment, because I know this mirror would have been snapped up by someone else in a hurry if I hadn't gotten there first!

I knew it would be a very easy to get this mirror looking grand again. Just a little TLC, and yep, you guessed it - my favorite, the famous Krylon Spray Paint. Good thing I have a lot of cans tucked away in the garage for just such an occasion!




There was only one chip in the frame, which I fixed with some wood putty and sandpaper. Easy!  Then I scraped all the sticky goo off the inside moulding - what on earth had been going on there, I wonder?



A good scrub, and  a couple quick coats of satin black spray paint -






and then I went around the entire frame with my stiff stencilling brush and a little antique gold paint, to give some emphasis to the details in the frame.



Whoo Hoo! The frame is so big it was impossible to get any good shots of the whole thing. This gives you an idea:



I'm thrilled to finally have this hanging in the family room, (you know, the one with the coffee table - seen here) - there was a big blank spot just screaming out for it on one of the long walls. Now I have four mirrors in this room. That might seem a bit ummm - excessive to some.....



I think four mirrors is just about right, but don't ask me, cause I'm the one around here with the mirror fixation!  (There are three more mirrors hanging right around the corner from this room, in the dining and living rooms - go see them here and  here)  Maybe calling it a fixation is too kind -  it's more like an obsession, wouldn't you agree?!!

Oh, it's just so exciting getting something for practically nothing and making it look new and shiny again. I love it! Thanks for sharing in the fun - I hope you'll come back for a visit soon!
Until next time,
XO
Heidi

Also posted for Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented, thanks Kimm!  Go See!!


24 comments:

Stacey said...

Great job Heidi! I love mirrors too. The bigger the better. :)

The White Farmhouse said...

Love that mirror. You did a gorgeous job on that. If all the other mirrors look as good as that one, I would have an obsession too.

Tricia Anne said...

Fabulous! :o)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love your mirror!!!! Thanks for sharing! ~Ashley

Susan said...

That mirror looks great!!!

~ Susan

Teri said...

Your mirror turned out great!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You gave it new life-again. it looks beautiful.
Cheri

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great transformation!! :) There is something so rewarding about taking someone's cast-off and making it beautiful. :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

That is gorgeous! Isn't the best, making something beautiful out of nearly nothing?
Janell

Mary said...

You did a fantastic job...and you got that for how much??? You thief, you! No, four mirrors is NOT too many...they're wonderful for adding light and pizazz! Your home is beautiful, and now even more so with your new mirror!

Blessings,
Mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The mirror looks great and the price was extremely good! You did good.
Glenda

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Gorgeous job! You really gave that mirror a whole new life. I love the bronze detail you added to it as well. I've become a follower to see what else you have in store...

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the mirror makeover, it looks wonderful and I think having a few mirrors around the home reflecting light is a wonderful thing..

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

Girl, you're a woman after my heart...I'm a mirror-aholic! I have small rooms, so mirrors really make it feel larger. I'm loving what you did with yours....gor.ge.ous!

Sheri said...

Great job! I love mirrors too, but actually dont' have any! Insane huh?


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REbekah said...

This looks FAB!!! Love how you added the gold!

Julie said...

Hi Heidi , The mirror turned out wonderful... Great job...
xoxo
Julie

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Love the mirror - the bigger the better! Great job!

Dresser Girl said...

I love it - you did an AMAZING job!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Wow, what a great find and it looks gorgeous in black! Is there such a thing as too many mirrors? I don't think so. =)

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

Hi Heidi

it looks fabulous, you have me reaching for the black paint!

a great find

Sarah

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wonderful job on the makeover, Heidi! I'm sure that mirrow is thrilled to be at your home where he/she can be so appreciated! :)
Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Anna See said...

Looks great! I just love how that huge mirror expands the room.

Kimba said...

Great makeover on your mirror! I'll admit to a mirror fixation too.

Great job!