Wednesday, September 8, 2010

a new, old mirror

i picked this mirror up at the habitat for humanity re-store this summer trying to do my part
to reuse and recycle the world's crap junk...
 it was hideous.  seriously, who would have this......
in their house?  a woman was hauling this out of her car to donate when i spotted it.
she took $5.00 for it....
i was horrified, yet strangely fascinated at the same time.
  
then i was horrified again when i saw the big crack in the frame.
well, a little bit of glue and my
very best friend, heirloom white...and....
hello, gorgeous
please ignore the crack in the driveway....we had a crappy builder...

(what is with that face??? is that how i look when i take pictures??  i'm surprised kids smile for me at all!!)

another piece rescued from fugly
and
from 70's sick to shabby chic...

then, i saw this on someone's blog
a very close match to my little redo project.
the price tag on that mirror???  $65.

score!!!

14 comments:

Georgianna said...

Hey, this is brilliant, Cindy! Love what you did and the price, oh my! I feel like hanging out at our Restore today. You did a beautiful job. (I know what you mean about the face – every once in a while D takes a photo of me on a shoot and I am horrified!) xo – g

Krysta said...

Great save!! The color white is just refreshing.

oops! said...

What a find- and to be able to see the potential! It is really really adorable!

Laurie Jones said...

Super pretty!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Great vision to make it fabulous!

Beck's Chic Life said...

Great job on the mirror! It looks beautiful.

Angela Cappetta said...

What's that old saying: "One person's trash is another's treasure." I loved your redo, and then loved it more when I saw the shabby chic for sale item at the bottom of your post. Brava.

Musings Of A Gem said...

Hi Cindy!

This mirror now looks amazing!! I am now hunting for something similar so I can do the same : )

Love Gemma x

Amy said...

I love that it is white. Much better than the original.

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I love it in white now. That yellow sure was FUGLY! Thanks for joining me this week, hope to see you again. I do this party every other Wed. then I do a thrift party starting every Friday, my link will be up tomorrow.

Wingnut said...

I am so jealous of the talent it takes to see a hidden treasure and then know what to do with it to take it from crap to treasure!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love that mirror - it's so great!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Gorgeous redo, it came out great! I was wondering what it would look like with some glaze and then I saw the last pic. Either way, your mirror is lovely. Gotta hit the Restore!

Terry said...

A close match but mine is more like the one that you saw for $65. It has a trim border around the inside by the mirror. Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog. You are great at photography and painting. We must have the same taste because we even have the same patio furniture design.

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