Monday, February 8, 2010

Creamy White And Roses

I had been looking a while for a mirror to go above a dresser. The problem was I needed a very large mirror and everything I found was hundreds of dollars.

While digging through a local antique mall junk store I came across this very sad mirror. It was exactly the size I needed and for $15.00 I knew I could make it a beauty.

 I cannot find the before picture...time to clean out Picasso.  This is a picture I borrowed from Craigslist of a very similar mirror. Sorry about the quality.

Before


I painted the mirror a creamy white to match our bed. I added appliques of roses to the top and bottom of the piece. Distressed with sandpaper and then applied Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. I love the way this project turned out and it works perfectly with our other bedroom pieces.








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31 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

WOW! Shabby chic gorgeousness!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

very nice! I love the roses!

ButterYum said...

Such a lovely transformation - very elegant!

:)
ButterYum

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

What a makeover! So beautiful. Great work!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your mirror. What a great eye you have and to be able to add the roses and the fabulous finish. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Nancy said...

That is a really, really cool mirror. The roses you added look like they came with the mirror! Great job!

Nancy

gypsy rose said...

I love this. where did you get the rose appliques? I've got a mirror just like this. tfs

::cottage instincts:: said...

Stunning! Where did you find those rose appliques? I love the paint treatment you did....I'm oooo'ing and ahhhhh'ing over here :)

Kelley B said...

I am loving the way you see treasure in things others might overlook. This turned out lovely. I especially like the roses. Nice job on the antiquing too.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sherry,
What an awesome mirror! You did an amazing job. It's truly beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my new blog, it was such a joy to hear from you. I'm glad I found your blog, it's lovely.
Have a great week!
Sincerely,
Melinda
15 Bella Vie
Alabaster Rose Designs

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow I love the look what an amazing job you have done, where in the world did you get the roses you applied, they are so beautiful, I am a new follower, come for a visit.....Phyllis

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I posted a comment don't know where it went....love the mirror and the rose appliques where did you find then I must know...lol, love your post, I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit...Phyllis

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Sherry, the mirror turned out beautiful!! I love it when ordinary and inexpensive becomes spectacular.

Robin said...

Beautiful. I just love DIY projects. Great job!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

What a beautiful transformation! I absolutely love what you did with it!
Thanks for sharing and for linking back! :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi It's nice to meet you. Great minds think alike, I did almost the exact same thing to my mirror that is like yours minus the glaze. I painted all my furniture white and liked it so much that I never did the glaze. Figured I can always do it later. For stories and pictures stop by and look through my order posts.
Your mirror looks splendid and I love the glaze you did. It has me thinking.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

jaimeparis said...

Wow, that looks wonderful! So elegant! Great work, really!
♥ Erika

burlap + blue said...

LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing this beauty...the transformation is incredible!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! I love how the glaze brought out the details. Thanks for linking up!

A Vie Renouvele said...

Stunning! Please do tell......where did you get the roses? You did a really good job of antiquing also. I know from experience that it's a lot harder to do than it looks! lol Linda

Susan S. said...

What a beautiful mirror! I love the way the roses show up after your painted it. GREAT job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Fabulous!!!

Prior said...

Ooh, I love your collage banner...Wonderful stuff there... Great mirror redo. Lezlee

Marie's Cozy Corner said...

amazing i love it i am now following you from friday follows i hope that you had a great day

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Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a lovely mirror this has become- you have certainly brought out it's beauty!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

This is gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought your appliques? I have been wanting to do this to a couple of mirrors I have. Great job!

Hugs,
Victoria

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sherry! What a beautiful result! It's gorgeous!...Debbie

Ronda Jane said...

Just found your site today. Love your style. I am a shabby chic lover and am in the process of painting everything white : ) I haven't tried glazes yet but am going right over to Home Depot and getting some Ralph Lauren Smoke. After seeing your mirror I am going to tackle one I have that is dark brown. I too would love to know where you purchased your roses, pretty please. Blessings.

Ianny said...

That classic touch is unmistakable, so I am surprised you don't like Picasso.

Teresa said...

Lovely mirror, looks so romantic. For all of those wanting to know where to get the applique, I found one just like it at doityourselfchic.com it is the Shabby Chic Rose Center (large) under the category Shabby Roses. Hope this helps.