Friday, June 29, 2012

Coming out of storage.................

The pieces just keep getting heavier and heavier - ( or I just keep getting older and older )
but this dresser is hard to even budge, let alone move..................even with the drawers out -
This is so solidly built it's unbelievable...................and see that ugly ugly mirror?  It's even uglier
in person - and cannot be sold with the dresser because of the big crack - so I will eventually
have that cut down to fit another project I am working on.  Even the mirror is thicker than any
mirror I've ever seen -
For some reason when I removed it from the back my legs went so weak I thought they
were going to give out on me - the same feeling I have when I am standing at a very great height,
it felt like vertigo - was so heavy I was afraid of it falling and severing a leg
or 2..........................

But I just love the details on this one - and I think it has great potential................

Here's what I did with the mirror
First of all when I turned it around to remove the mirror there was this WOOD backing on it
PERFECT for turning into a chalk board - no buying a pc of plywood and trying to cut it to size


whoever designed this mirror and thought those holes were cute must have been on drugs.................
they look like a mirror had to fill them up before doing anything else
and then gave it 2 coats of ASCP old white.

And it still never amazes me after all this time what paint can do.............

and here's where the fun part started
I had a little bit of chalkboard paint left over from painting the back piece - so I dry brushed
it onto the frame and ended up with this

one last time?



aged and dirtied and antiqued
vintage mirror transformed!!!

better, n'est pas?

Courtney from French Country Cottage inspired me to do this one - and she has a great
tutorial on them..............Merci Courtney!

I'm off now to paint the dresser -
Have a wonderful Friday night everyone - mine will include some of this

For medicinal purposes don't you know - I paint better with 70's music playing ( sometimes blasting )
and a glass of this beside me..................
Hoya De Cadenas ( a spanish wine if anyone is interested - the red is delish - but because it's so hot
and humid I'm going to try the rose...............)
And why is it that wine tastes soooo much better after 50???

And if you can, pls send as many cyber hugs to Pat ( from )
who very recently has lost 2 good friends -
1 is dibilitating.


Partying with:

I heart nap time
It's overflowing
I should be mopping the floor
Under the table and dreaming
Making the world cuter
Debbie Doos
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Knick of Time
The Ironstone Nest
Primitive & Proper
DIY Home Sweet Home
The DIY Dreamer
DIY by Design
Shades of Amber
In The Old Road ( all star blog party - a hop )
Domestically Speaking
No Minimalist Here
52 Mantels
Thrifty Decorating
Embracing Change
The Shabby Creek Cottage
At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home
Decorating Insanity
Shabby Art Boutique
Finding Fabulous
Homespun Happenings
The Shabby Nest
Bella Nest
Petites Passions
Addicted to decorating
My Romantic Home
CSI Project
Knick of Time


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  2. Wow, 100% better looking! Love it!

    Sooo true about wine tasting better after 50, lol!!! I think it's because, like wine, we get better with age...

  3. The chance you took on the chalkboard paint paid off. Remarkable difference. Filling in the little holes really was a big help.

  4. Hi there....such a pretty redo. It certainly will sell fast. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.

  5. Found your link an Debbiedoo's. I love your transformation!

  6. You mirror looks awesome. The new finish is fantastic! Stopping by from Debbidoo's.

  7. I lovr this mirror it is so pretty! You did such a great job. Love the color. Saw you at Debbiedoo's.


  8. Looks amazing. Good call on filling in the holes.

  9. Im lovin all these chalkboards that Im seeing in BLOGLAND. And, yours is gorgeous.

  10. Im now following. Please come visit me at 8-)

  11. Came over from DIY. Love the details on the mirror, now chalkboard. Can't wait to see the dresser. Seriously, get your neck checked out and a bone density test. When i started Feeling weak-legged and dizzy, I found out I have a compressed disk in my neck. I guess from all that furniture hauling!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  12. Love your redo! I am now a follower, please visit me!! Penny

  13. that blackboard conversion!

  14. You did a fabulous job with that frame. Look great! I hope to learn how to do that someday.

  15. The frame is gorgeous! Or I should that you've painted it. I really like how you highlighted the details of it with some of the black paint. I'm going to feature your chalkboard frame on my facebook page. Thanks for linking it up with us at the All Star Block Party!

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  16. What a great way to salvage the broken mirror -- such beautiful details on it and a great repurpose. Isn't it true that the older furniture was SO heavy and solid -- made to last a lifetime and in some cases, that was a bad thing, right?!

  17. Very nice! Great Repurpose. Thanks for linking up to our first blog hop and sharing.

  18. Love it- you did a great job on it and thanks for the shout out :) Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  19. Wow, amazing what some paint and rash-filler can do! Seriously, that was a heinous looking mirror but it makes a pretty chalkboard!

  20. I really like this. never thought of using chalkboard paint for drybrushing! It looks great. Funny, I have a couple of old frames that have holes drilled in them too - but big holes - like 1/2 inch. I can't quite figure out why they are there! Thanks for linking to our party! See you next week I hope.

  21. I'm such a fan of chalkboard paint! You have great creative vision, I'm not sure I would have seen the potential in that old mirror!

  22. This is SO much fun!!! I just re-did (is that a real word.????) an old window and made it into a magnetic chalkboard!

  23. Another great project, but I'm really eyeing up the wine and it's not even 9 a.m.!


  24. What a lovely transformation!

  25. Another beautiful project. Thanks again for joining Hot Fun in the Summer. Hope to see you next week.

  26. It is a lovely chalkboard! Great idea! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  27. Fantastic job!! Looks great. I recently bought a can of chalk board paint and I am dying to try it on some thing... any thing...


  28. Great work! I like it very much.

  29. I just love it, and all the pieces you do, I really like your work.

  30. Pretty!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  31. Thank you for sharing your wonderful mirror and creativity at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  32. Another beauty. Thnaks for sharing it at Shabbilicous Friday :)

  33. Great Idea and looks great!Found your post from the CSI Project.

    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

  34. I LOVE this!! Great idea of using the chalk paint to antique it!! Looks BEAUTIFUL, as usual!! I'm getting ready to do some pieces for my daughter and mine bedrooms and I love your style!! Been out of the loop for a while, but of course I came right to your blog to get inspired again!! <3


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