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.

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.

31 thoughts on “Creamy White And Roses”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!
    15 Bella Vie
    Alabaster Rose Designs

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

  4. 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~ ~

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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

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