Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall!

"If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror."
-Bente Borsum

Found this mirror at an estate sale about two years ago.  As you can see I'm digging up things from the past and giving it a re-vamp.  I loved the shape and the ornamentation.  But, was far less enthused with the color....a dingy goldish...brownish, boring shade of gold leaf.  No doubt, it would be reinvented.

Now, as always, the price of any good piece of junk is very important.  This adorable...perfect size mirror was a mere $10.  Could not pass it up!
Now, after about six layers of blue, green, taupe, more blue, another shade of green and a shimmery taupe paint...this is the end result.  Each layer was rubbed...scraped...and buffed.  Truly, the beauty of doing this is discovering the end result that pleases you.  There is no order of process...just do until you like.  Love that!

I found this precious little frozen Charlotte at one of my favorite Etsy stores, the artist Jeanette Janson.  She has such delightful little goodies!

Always believe in the art of reinventing! 

8 comments:

Halle said...

Lovely mirror. What a wonderful facelift you gave.

Kit said...

That really came out lovely. Great job and I love the angel hanging from it. Kit

myletterstoemily said...

what a gorgeous shade of blue, green,
grey! and i love the angel, too!

you have a great eye, and along with
your hard work, now have a treasure.

scrapwordsmom said...

Love the ornamental design of this mirror as well as the color you gave it. Alexa, you are so inspiring!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, very nice! The layers are great...and I love the charlotte!

Suz

Anonymous said...

Awww....the little angel looks adorable on your mirror. Thanks for mentioning my store :)
Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Awww....the little angel looks adorable on your mirror. Thanks for mentioning my store :)

Anonymous said...

Awww....the little angel looks adorable on your mirror. Thanks for mentioning my store :)