This mirror has been in a number of my photos, but I failed to tell you it was a thrift store find from a thrift store in Georgia.
It was a mirror from a dresser leaning against a wall in the shop and really quite heavy. I thought I would look it over and pondered where it could be used in the house. It was an old dull brown, nothing special (sorry I don't have before pics because it was done several years ago), but think about the dull color it was at the time! My son thought it was a crazy buy at $5, but I had ideas for repurposing it even before I paid for it!
I cleaned it up, but the mirror had a bit of oxidation in the lower corner, so I removed the back, cleaned it and lightly spray painted with a silver paint to cover the annoying small, dark spot. It worked! Then, I spray painted the frame a bright red. Yes red!
After it was completely dry, I spray painted it with a high quality gold paint. Gold leaf was out of the question at the time, so I gilded it with the paint! Then, added the wood embellishments. I think it turned out super and I love the red tones. I get a lot of compliments for this $5 mirror!
We hope you enjoy your visit and please come again to see what's happening in our house.
Have A Beautiful Wednesday! Hugs all Around... Loretta
|This was the place I had in mind for it. At the old house, it was hung on the wall but, here I decided to lean it with a little support and drama.|
|There are three wooden decorative pieces added at the bottom|
|This is the opposite wall with the hutch. I love creating little vignettes all over the house and changing them. Sometimes they actually tell a story. Thanks for visiting our house!|