January 7, 2013

Mirror Makeover

While performing the decrapification (I just love that term used by Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick) of our bonus room I came across an old mirror, I remember that mirror now, but I had forgotten all about it.  Going through all that stuff is like going shopping, I'm rediscovering all kinds of things I'd forgotten about.

The mirror measures 22" x 17" and is the perfect size to hang above my new table that I'm waiting for the Fedex man to deliver so I can complete my "Foyer Makeover".  But, it was a really bad looking gold, I wish I had taken a before shot of it but you'll just have to trust me when I say it was a crapola gold.

So, my brain went to work...I decided I wanted to somehow refurbish it to match my table lamps, here's a shot of the base of one of the lamps:



I don't really know how to achieve this exact look, but I knew I could at least capture all the colors.  I started with a base coat of matte black:


Then I got some of my acrylic paints out and began mixing them to match the reddish-brown in the lamp:


That was easier than I thought it would be.  Now to "blotch" the paint onto the frame.  I had once seen someone on one of the HGTV shows I watch use a plastic grocery bag to dab the paint onto the surface of what they were painting.  I liked the look so I gave it a shot:


Next comes the bling.  Everyone who knows me knows that I love bling, sparkle and shine.  There is gold in the lamp as well so I decided to highlight the raised parts of the frame with good ole Rub 'n Buff, I used Grecian Gold, it's perfect, not to stark:


And this is how it looked when I finished the Rub 'n Buff:


Yee Haw!  It turned out perfect, I love it!  Now to seal it with my trusty Krylon Crystal Clear Spray:


There we go, nice and shiny and I do love things shiny and purdy.  And here's a shot of it against my living room walls which by the way never show their true color in pictures.


So I cleaned up the mirror and put it back in the frame with it's backing and secured it all in place with the brackets.  Here it is with the mirror back in:


And against the wall:


So did it match my lamp you ask?  Well, you be the judge...


Hot Dang!  I think I got it!  Last picture:


The table has arrived and I'm in the process of pulling together my foyer, I really can't wait to share it with you!

I shared this post with all the great blogs hosting link parties found here.

74 comments:

  1. Audrey, what a great makeover. You are so smart to have an inspiration piece to try to match... and you certainly achieved that!!! The mirror and the lamp base work beautifully together!!! You are one talented girl with a paintbrush. I love the name of your blog... it really describes those of us who love our homes and love to decorate!!! Great visit!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! Yes, it seems as though as soon as I finish one room I already start changing the one I worked on previously...it truly is "neverending" right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Perfect, isn't it amazing what a little paint can do. I love the look. You really did match the lamp so well, great job. Thanks for the visit and following, I am your newest follower also. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hi Marty, thanks for visiting and following! And thank you for the compliment on the mirror. :) Have a great day!

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  3. Great makeover! It goes with your decor perfectly!!! Have a great week Audrey!

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    1. Hi Pamela and thank you for stopping by. Thanks for the compliment on the mirror, I'm glad you like it! Have a great day!

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  4. Wow, you did such a great job. I love the power of paint. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments about my daughter's desk.

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    1. Me too Judy...I LOVE paint!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, that means so much to a fledgling blogger. Have a great night!

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  5. Well Baby girl you nailed it. Very nice, can hardly wait to come see you and see it up close. Proud of your blog and of your sisters. Different but both wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Mom! And thanks for passing down some of that talent of your's, I got a 'lil bit of it.

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  6. Great looking makeover...love the rub and buff. Since you like to paint…then you need to come by and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint GIVEAWAY…hope to ya there!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda and thank you for stopping by and inviting me to your giveaway. I'm headed to your blog to enter. :)

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  7. Audrey thank you for stopping by today! Your mirror makeover looks great! Following you back:)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Martina and thanks for the compliment on my mirror. Appreciate the follow back too. :) Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  8. Love the mirror makeover, so pretty! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Kristin and thanks for stopping by! I've thoroughly enjoyed linking up with other blogs, I never knew that blogging about all the things I do around the house could be so much fun. Have a great day!

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  9. Great make over!! Love how it came out. I have added the Rub N' Buff to my shopping list!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you Debbie and thanks for stopping by for a visit. You will love Rub 'n Buff...it's so easy to use and creates a dramatic effect. Have a great day.

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  10. You really achieved a beautiful finish! I'm a fan of rub'n buff too!

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    1. Thank you Sharon and thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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  11. Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. That "tortoise shell" finish is one of the hardest to duplicate -- I know, I've tried plenty of times over the years trying this and that, and I've come up with things I really love, but not exactly tortoise shell! You have the colors (and I think the Brush n Gold is pure genius as a finishing touch), and you've captured the spirit of the lamp finish. I love how your mirror frame redo turned out. I am thinking it will look strikingly beautiful on your wall, once you are ready to show us the new foyer look.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Jan and thanks for visiting. I have already hung it on the wall and posted about the makeover, you can read about it here: http://neverendingdecorating.blogspot.com/2013/01/foyer-makeover-part-2.html Thanks again and have a great evening!

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  12. Audrey you did a beautiful job! I love how it turned out and so much like the lamps. don't you just love paint? :-) Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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    1. Yes Peggy, paint is definitely my fave of all things to do around the house. I'm so glad you like it, thank you for stopping by today and for hosting the link party! Have a great day.

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  13. Thanks for the specific directions and product recommendations. This isn't really my area, but it seems do-able and the end result is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Christina and thank you for stopping by! Give it a shot, I'm sure you can do it. Have a great day.

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  14. I love the texture you created. Really lovely.

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    1. Thanks Karen and thank you for stopping by, have a great night.

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  15. Well done on getting such a close match just by feeling your way.

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    1. Thank you Debbie and thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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  16. Looks great! Love the different colors. :) XO

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    1. Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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  17. That turned out just perfect! Nice job! I'm your newest follower from the Handy Andy hop!

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping by and following! Have a great weekend.

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  18. Hi Audrey, I wanted to thank you for linking up at Transformed Tuesday and we can't wait to see what you have to share later tonight. Hugs, Peggy

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    1. Thank you Peggy and thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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  19. Very pretty! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Thank you Mariel and thanks for stopping by. I will head on over and join in the fun. Have a great day.

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  20. Very pretty! I'm featuring your mirror in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you and WOW! I'm honored and grateful for the feature. I'm so glad you liked it. Have a great weekend!

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  21. This is so lovely. Looks like an expensive work!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's FB, G+ and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  22. Very clever! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Have a great day!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thank you Leslie and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

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  23. You have officially accomplished the perfect finish! Thank you so much for sharing how you did it! And thank you for linking up at the "thrift it" challenge!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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    1. Thank you so much Jaime and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  24. Wow! That is a terrific finish! Nice job! Happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to seeing more of your great projects!

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    1. Thank you Danni and thanks for stopping by. I'll check out your blog asap. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Very nice work -- a beautiful companion for the lamp. Like the plastic bag "paint applicator" idea. Can't wait to see the foyer reveal Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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    1. Thank you Charlene and thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  26. Wow, your mirror looks great! I love the colors. Rub 'n Buff is an awesome product. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week.

    xoxo
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy and thanks for stopping by! Have a great week yourself. :)

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  27. what a makeover! I love your blog and came via someone on the grow your blog party. I am so glad I did.
    catiean

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    1. Thank you CatieAn and thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening.

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  28. Amazing makeover! We found you via Life on Lakeshore Drive - A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party

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  29. Your mirror and frame now look like a Renoir.....beautifully executed.
    With fortitude,
    Sylvia Faye

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    1. Thank you Sylvia and thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

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  30. It looks beautiful! I found your mirror linked up at Adventures of the DIY Mom link party. Megan

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    1. Thank you Megan and thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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  31. I found your project via craft-o-maniac. Very nice! And yes it matches really well! I've also mixed acrylic paints and rub n' buff in projects, and love the results.

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    1. Thank you Deb and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

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  32. Thank you for Linking Up last week. Your mirror makeover is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Amber and Brad and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

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  33. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-19-hog-wash_27.html





    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thank for stopping by and for the follow, I'm off to check out your blog hop. Have a great night.

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  34. Wow, what a great job - I would never have thought of that but I love it! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)

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  35. Hello!
    Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-2
    Kathie

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    1. Hi Kathie, thanks I will stop by and link up, thanks for the invitation and thanks for coming by! have a great weekend.

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  36. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  37. Love the new look! I would love to have you join me on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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    1. Thank you Lisa and thanks for stopping by! I will stop by today, thanks for the invite. Have a wonderful weekend.

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