Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the family motto.....

i found this mirror at a flea market for $10.00.  it was a dark brown wood in really bad shape but i liked the detail at the top.  
the silver was flaking off the back and was not usable as a mirror.
so i removed the mirror, painted it white, distressed the detail and slapped a piece of mdf board behind the frame.
two coats of chalkboard paint later and we have the perfect display for our new
family motto....
happy tuesday...
linking up at
faded charm white wednesday party

16 comments:

Terry said...

LOL, that's what every family needs to say. I loved the mirror even though it was usable as a mirror. But this chalkboard is the bomb too. Terry

Musings Of A Gem said...

Ooh I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!!! I need to start 'junk hunting' and make a beautiful creation like yours!!!

Gemma x

Auntie Bliss said...

I LOVED the mirror as it was...worn but you did a knock out job with it as a chalkboard!

Ana said...

Hi Cindy,
Love, love, love the find and transformation, but that family motto has got to be the best...Hee, hee, hee. Happy White Wednesday.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your transformation here. Great piece. And your family motto totally made me laugh. :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

lOVE the way it came out. I have one posted on my blog too. It is such a great idea:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Ellen said...

I love it! And the idea of changing the mirror out to make a chalkboard idea too! ;)) Love how you aged the frame.

hugs,
Ellen

Biljana said...

I love it, great job, looks amazing:-)
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Cindy,
Love it! The detailing at the top is soooo pretty! Your family motto cracks me up! :)

You wanted to know what my husband thought of the gray battleship? He likes it and said he knew all along it would turn out great~ yea, right! I guess I surprised him! :)

Kim

Marie said...

Very nice...beautiful transformation especially the white paint. The original mirror was lovely too, but I agree, the chalkboard would be more useful.

Saying hello from a fellow WW participant. Please stop by when you get a chance, I'm having a nice giveaway. Au revoir.
-marie

Georgianna said...

:) This is fantastic, Cindy. Great find, great restoration and great motto! You're so clever. :)

Miss Sew & So said...

well hi cindy- thanks for dropping by at mine!
firstly i love to find new blogs in the new year...i love a new start- somewhere new to drop in....
&
i adore this first post i've read!
what a mirror...
what a find....
and then
what a blackboard....!!
i'll be back!

melissa x

LizlovesVintage said...

I love what you did! I want one, really!
xx Liz

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Fabulous! Love that frame!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That chalkboard is so adorable! And I'm all over the words. Too funny! I'm finding you via the chalkboard party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Have a wonderful day!
Tammy

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

That is great! The frame is fabulous. And that quote is one of my favorites :o) I may have to go home and change up my chalkboard.

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