Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Mirror Haven

Yesterday I was perusing the local yard sale website and look at what jumped out at me!
A gorgeous antique oval mirror! It was the perfect size for our half bath so I had to have it. The best part is that it was only $10!

I double looked over it before bringing it home and all I saw was its chippy goodness. That was until I got home. Can you see what I spied after getting it home? Somebody drilled a hole on each side of this beautiful mirror to hang it I guess. It is super heavy. I was a tad disappointed but I figured I was probably going to paint it anyways and I can fill in those holes. At the price I purchased it for it was still a really good deal. I just wish they had done that.

Now as if that was not enough after I got back from picking up the oval mirror I hopped back on the local yard sale site and you just won't believe what I found!
I keep begging The Hubster to let me paint the mirror over our fireplace but he refuses since it goes to our bedroom suite. Well when I saw this one I jumped right on it! I was ready for a change above the fire place anyways.
Not done yet...
Earlier today I posted about fabulous Trumeau Mirror inspirations. I have longed for one forever and actually had plans of making one from scratch until....
I saw this mirror! The same lady who had the trifold had this one as well.
I just love all of its detail!
She also had this one so I made her a deal on all three. I feel like I hit the mirror jackpot!:) I was giddy when I went to pick them up today and saw how big they all were and what awesome shape they were in.

Now I just need to get me some Annie Sloan Crackle Glaze and some Annie Sloan Gilding Wax so I can get the  painting party started! Have you used either of those yet?
Hope your week is going well!

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24 comments:

  1. Awesome mirrors! I love them all!
    Debbie

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  2. You DID hit the jackpot girl.
    Dang, you could have your own house of mirrors ;)

    Sorry, it had to be said. hehe

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  3. I was thinking to myself as I was reading that you hit the mirror jackpot, only to read those same words. Great mirrors and what a deal on the first one. Looking forward to seeing how you make them over.

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  4. Your just had a mirrorlicious day girl. They are all so nice. Good job. I haven't heard about about the gilding wax. Does it put a gold shine on the finish?

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  5. This past Saturday I went shopping and like you, picked up several mirrors. I bought one very similar to your first photo ... for the same price of $10. I'm anxious to see your painted mirrors. I've never tried the 2 Annie Sloan products you mentioned. Didn't even know they existed.

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  6. Love your mirrors. That first one with the holes drilled in probably came that way. We have two of them and they both have those same holes. I think they were made that way to screw directly into a wall over a sink.

    LOVE that tri-fold mirror. How cool is that and also the last one. I can see them done up. I have not used either of those Annie Sloan products but I bet someone out there has. xo Diana

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  7. Love them all! great finds!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  8. You did hit the Mother lode my friend..did you know if you paint on elmers glue and then paint over it it will crack?? I did a few pieces back in the early 90's this way..I don't paint much any more..I give the paint cans to Len and let him have at it..Hey with COPD I can't be around alot of things..Hope you have the BEST week ever my dear young friend..are your kids almost out of school for summer?? I have been trying to redo my sun room..same look since 08 ha ha!! Love and hugs Pamela..Gloria

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  9. Great finds, Pamela! I look forward to seeing them transformed!

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  10. Love those mirrors, Pamela. I know they'll look great when painted.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Oh my...the angels must have heard you and led you to the trumeau mirror!!!....you see, good things come to those you wait....and it certainly came to you!...

    It certainly was a great day for you!!...I am looking forward to seeing the new paint technique!!..

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  12. Wow, you did hit the mirror jackpot! I love all of them.

    I'm not back from my bloggy break but just had to respond since I read the email. :-)

    xo
    Pat

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  13. Fantastic mirrors I love them all they are so beautiful.

    Cynthia

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  14. Pamela you hit the jackpot! Can't wait to see the transformations!!

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  15. You were on a roll!
    Isn't a great to find something you need as well as something you want and then get a bargain price. That's a trifecta.

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  16. Pamela, You did hit the jackpot! I feel that you can never have too many mirrors!
    I hope you will do a post on using AS Crackle Glaze and Gilding Wax. I have a mirror that is begging for a change!

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  17. Hi Pamela,

    You did score!!! I love all the mirrors.

    Dee

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  18. Wonderful finds. Loving my first visit to your blog.

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  19. Beautiful Mirrors! Love to see what you do to them. Love for you to share this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everyone will want a mirror now.


    Jody

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  20. I LOVE a good mirror, and to find 4 in one day! Isn't it funny how things happen like that? I wonder if we're just more tuned in to find the stuff, or if they're gifts waiting for us...
    Either way, it's a good thing. Congrats!
    -Revi

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  21. Love them all - better get to paintin' girl!
    Rhonda

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  22. I never even heard of the gilding wax, so I guess I will have to check it out. You're going to have to report on the crackle glaze too, I've not used it.

    ~Bliss~

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  23. I wish I could like pick all of them...but that 3 door one would be my favorite. :)

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  24. oh my, are you going to paint one like the fab french trumeau style? I would be all over that!

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