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Monday, January 9, 2012

Breathing "New Life"


Here I am again as I've been kind of in a funk after the holidays between christmas and then everyone taking turns with the flu.I am kick starting myself again so heres my latest before and after re-make of an UGLY old Syroco plastic gold mirror.Ive had this since the early 80's and when we moved in here I hung it over our staircase,but every time I'd come down the stairs I would cringe at how UGLY this old mirror is!!
I started off by making some chalk paint in an eye-popping persimmon red by Martha Stewart so heres what that looked like,


After that was dry I went over the whole thing roughly with some flat Ivory paint making sure to leave some of the red to show through.The last step was to age it as I was going for an old vintage look.Heres the outcome,Im really pleased with it now:)


Im sorry its not the entire mirror all at once but i wanted you to see the detailing and vintage feel.
Mirror Mirror on the wall whos the fairest Mirror of them all?  Hope you've enjoyed my small mood busting project, let me know what you think!


49 comments:

Ruffles and Relics said...

Your mirror turned out very pretty.. love the color!!

Nonie said...

Beautiful! love it!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks really great--such a great color. Good job!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

So pretty!Would look great in any shabby chic or cottage home. Love it. Thanks for leaving kind words on my blog and following me. I a knew follower.

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Very nice and very vintage-y!! I love it! I love mirrors! Have a great day, Deanna

Elisa said...

Your mirror looks great! I haven't been brave enough to try making my own chalk paint yet. I love the colors you went with!

Cindy Adkins said...

How totally gorgeous!!! WOW!!!!
XO
Cindy

stephanie said...

ahhh! I need that for my house!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh you did an absolutely fabulous job making over that mirror!

And it will bring you joy now - now more cringing!

I am a horrible painter and find it so intimidating....but the more blogs I read the more I am determined to give it a whirl. Maybe. I am afraid. haha.

Good job!!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!

Hugs,
Pam

Decor Voyeur said...

I can't believe that's Syroco it looks gorgeous!

Jenn Erickson said...

Deidre, your mirror turned out so beautifully!

Hope everyone is feeling well now on your end.

Best,
Jenn

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful transformation, gorgeous mirror! I found you through Creative Bloggers Party and am now a new follower ;). Best wishes, Joanna #283.

Gayle said...

Wow, I really love it. Great job! I am visiting from Show Off Your Cottage Monday.
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Your Mirror is awesome! Fabulous job!!!! thank you for sharing with all of us and thank you for joining our challenge! can't wait to see the final project!!!! : ) I am now your newest follower! sending hugs...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous frame on that mirror, Deidre! It looks much better now!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I love what you did with it! The colors are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Queen of Chairs said...

I love the mirror I wish it was at my house! I am also your newest follower!

Mariah said...

Love this mirror! What a difference!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Wow! Love this idea! I'm having a linky party too! I would love it if you would link this post up to it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-2 Thanks for sharing!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Deidre lovely mirror! Thanks for dropping by my place and for your sweet comment! hope you stick around!
Love, Olga

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from WOW! What a transformation! The color is really pretty. Not something I would have thought to use!

Kristi's KraZy Town said...

You did a great job on the mirror! You are very creative, I'm trying to be crafty - lol!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Deidre,

Your mirror looks fantastic!

Dee

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

Oh, that mirror is gorgeous! And you made it even more gorgeous.

Sherry said...

That turned out great! I love how those can look really expensive.
Sherry

Holly said...

That mirror looks wonderful!

And U Jest said...

Love the mirror... I have one similar... can you tell me how you made the chalk paint?? would love to do this!

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Your mirror turned out beautiful! I love the color you chose and the aged look looks gorgeous! I hope that one day I'm lucky and can find a similar mirror of my own to redo.

~Angela
The Not So Functional Housewife

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty! What a great color!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

absolutely stunning. how did you do the aging? that is what makes it soo good..

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Deidre, I'm now following you as #92. Oh me! I've painted Syroco once with Rub 'N Buff and it worked well. I'm ready to redo it or replace it! Hope you will come visit and follow me, too.
Thanks for the reminder of that old mirror, Helen

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

That looks great - very authentic vintage feel to it. I'm impressed :)

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous, well done! Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Jennelise said...

Absolutely gorgeous and what a fantastic color! I love how fancy it is :)
Jennelise

Swede Dreamer said...

Fabulous job! Gorgeous mirror~thanks for sharing!

Becolorful said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Truly. Thank you for sharing it and your process on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
Pam

Jenn Erickson said...

Deidre, I'm such of fan of this wonderful transformation! Thank you for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

Jenn

Our DIY Diaries said...

Beautiful transformation. I would love for you to share this at our link party.

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab-link-party-2-and-features.html

Jen

Nancy StyleDecor said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!
I WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS!! :)

Chatty Chics said...

No fair! I'm dying to see it all! Love her! She turned out absolutely fabulous! Thanks for showing off at my place! Come back again tomorrow if you can and post another!

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Your mirror is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the process :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Deidre this mirror turned out beautiful!! LOVE the paint treatment you gave it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Just became your newest follower, I made 100!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just letting you know that I am featuring this at tonights Feathered Nest Friday party- thanks for linking up!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I had to come say hi and tell you that I saw this featured at Feathered Nest Friday. It caught my eye because I'm redoing the same mirror :) I've bought 3 different Syroco mirrors in the past year! They sure have a lot of great detail for plastic, don't they?! Yours looks so sophisticated now- love the colors you gave it. Very rich.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! Simply beautiful! Love it!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your mirror! I have one too and am going to make the metemorphsis. When you say the last step is to age it, How do you do this step?
I am your newest follower.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your mirror! I have one too and am going to make the metemorphsis. When you say the last step is to age it, How do you do this step?
I am your newest follower.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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