Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mirror salvage

I think I need to check myself into thrift-a-holics anonymous. Do they have that out there?

So aannnyyyway, I went to my favorite thrift store, again, and found this mirror for $9.50. Really? OK! The frame is all wood, no plastic and nicely built. Mirror in perfect condition. Done!

And you all know that I am redoing my kitchen... I also recently discovered that Hobby Lobby had tons of lovely rooster and farmhouse themed things on clearance and thought, "Hey, farmhouse theme works... I've already got some pretty pigs up so why not..."

First, I spray painted the mirror black all over. After it dried I used the candle rubbing technique to prep it for distressing later. Then I sprayed it with "Claret Wine" from Rustoleums American Accents... whatever - dark red. After that coat dried I lightly brushed on some antique gold acrylic paint with a foam brush and then wiped some off. Pulled out some fine grade sand paper and scuffed it up a bit... mind you, all, this is my first attempt at distressing anything...

But after I had distressed my mirror I was looking at it and it just needed something...

Now, originally, I bought this rooster hook to hang on the wall as a place to keep our keys. But just then... stroke of genius!

And the mirror helps to open up the whole room!




Now I'm off to enjoy a long, craft-free weekend...
OK, well I might take some crochet with me... :)
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12 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how cute. This is such a great idea. I love it and adding the hooks is just perfect. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Coastal Charm party! I LOVE roosters so this caught my eye right away. You did an awesome job distressing the mirror! I need thrift-a-holics anonymous, too! Just can't stop myself! You also have a new follower! Welcome to the blog world!!

rome said...

The redesign looks great, as does the mirror!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love it!! Dont you just love it when you get to combo things like that?!! Fabulous job!

Donene said...

I love the roosters! They really made the project! Your mirror looks great!

Donna said...

Hi there Cecily,
Ok, sign me up for Garage Sales-aholic Anonymous! I think there must be a 12 step program out there for us :) You did a great job on your mirror, such a good idea adding the roosters! Thanks for stopping by, and for your nice comments!

Susan said...

Great job on the mirror, Cecily...Uh oh. Maybe we'd better form an online thrift-aholics anonymous. I'd have to sign up. ha ha ha I'm more careful about WHAT I buy but hey, tomorrow's Saturday. The classified section of the newspaper is going to be SCREAMING with yard sales. So if I ever joined, would have to wait til I got back from shopping to attend! ha! Susan

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great deal!

Kim said...

That's very cute. Your distressing turned out nicely.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now this is thinking outside of the box and I love it! Come by and enter my COASTAL GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it:)

Blessings,
Linda

Leslie said...

What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Melissa said...

Definitely a stroke of genius. I love how you put it all together.