simple is beautiful

The Five Dollar Mirror

Saturday, January 23, 2010

 

Does anyone remember this mirror?  It's the one that I shared with you a few weeks ago.   Mom and I were out poking around in some thrift stores in the mountains when it presented itself and insisted on coming home with me.  Said that all it needed was a coat or two of spray paint.
 

 



I painted it white thinking that I would glaze it, but once I saw how fresh it looked as is, I had second thoughts about glazing it.  Oh well, it's just paint after all, it can always be tweaked later on when I change my mind.

Ha, ha, because we all do that don't we?



49 comments:

  1. Great price and great makeover! I'm on the hunt for some big mirrors now that I've discovered a place in my open floor plan for one!

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  2. Great impact, great price, great job!

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  3. This is so pretty I love it,you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  4. Oh, the white looks very nice indeed - I'm glad that you decided not to glaze it... besides, if you decide to glaze it later - you CAN!

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  5. Ooh! It's amazing how hideous that mirror looked before, and now how beautiful it looks with a couple coats of paint. Love it! Now, I'm inspired to go find something like it. :)

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  6. G O R G E O U S! I have a huge $5 mirror I redid late last year in my blog too, they are fun

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  7. Soooo stunning...is it wood?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Great job Rene! I saw a mirror like this today and the price tag was $95 at an "antique" shop. What a deal you got! Have a good weekend! Lisa

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  9. Gorgeous!

    And I love the spoons sitting there. So simple and pretty!
    ~Amy

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  10. I like that! I can't believe you picked it up for five bucks! The picture with the silverware and the mirror is a great shot!

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  11. What a great buy and it looks wonderful painted white. Love it!

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  12. Wow, that is some frame! Really makes you look twice! Great find.

    Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  13. Isn't it amazing how different the detail and the whole feel of the mirror is after paint? I really do love it. I have a mirrror thing anyway. I have a few waiting for their make-overs!
    I signed up to follow ya just on the merit of this post!!! I know I am going to like the rest. Gotta go check out your past posts!
    Glad you came over.

    Rhonda

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  14. Linda, no this is mirror is nothing fancy which is precisely why there is no guilt associated with torturing it with spray paint. Ha ha!

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  15. you can't beat that with a stick! fabulous for 5 bucks!

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  16. Love it!!!! I bought some similar looking scrolly candle sconces the other day that I want to paint white. Now I know it will look great!

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  17. Great price and I love anything curvey. The white is nice and you can add to it later if you decide it neeeds a facelift at a future date. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great shaped mirror and it looks so much better in white, Nice job!! Kathysue

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  19. This turned out great! Wonderful detail! Yes, don't we all "tweak" things later on.

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  20. I love it! I need to remember when I see things that are that kind of gold I don't like that I can paint it. I so often just walk right by it.

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  21. Love the mirror! Quite the score at $5.

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  22. What a wonderful job you did on this project! I love the price tag!!

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  23. Renee, I came back for a second look and am now a follower. You have a wonderful style and your photography is so eye pleasing. I also am taken with your attention to detail.
    I can learn from you. Not to mention all the inspiration I carry away from your beautiful blog!
    Yvonne

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  24. Definitely a beautiful find. Of course it needed to be snatched up! Luck you!

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  25. It's amazing what a transformation it is when things are painted in white!! :) I also wonder if thrift store owners raise their eyebrows at us when we are buying those items.... :)

    Great job!

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  26. You're right Ellen, thrift stores could probably charge a little more if they painted everything white. Ha ha.

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  27. Oh but let's not tell the thrift stores our secrects. LOL. I love you mirror it looks great!
    Have a Blessed week,
    Sherry

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  28. Please give us the 411 on that thrift store. What a great find! Absolutely stunning makeover!

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  29. Please give us the 411 on that thrift store. Great find! Stunning makeover.

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  30. I love ornate frames. It looks beautiful. I'm having a giveaway this week if you'd like to stop by.

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  31. What a gorgeous mirror! And yeah, I frequently go into projects and change course halfway thru...but usually because I've screwed it up already and need to improvise :)

    Glad you could Mi4M!

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  32. What a deal... love the detail and it's just lovely all white. I've got a Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays that I love you to share this mirror at... hope to see you there.

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  33. Love the fresh look! It's amazing what a little paint can do.
    I'm visiting from get your craft on!

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  34. It's so perfect. I love it. When I first saw it, I visioned it white too! Love it!

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  35. Love it! I have the EXACT same mirror and I also painted it white. We have sister mirrors ..LOL

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  36. oh! i love it! i have been hoping to find a frame just like that to come home with me! no luck yet! great job!

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  37. I'm.dying. Why can't I ever find mirrors like that?

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  38. You are so lucky! I must not be very good at finding deals like this!

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  39. I am on the prowl for one myself, that is gorgeous!

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  40. I just love this! It's amazing what a coat of white paint will do.

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  41. Wow, quite a transformation!! Love it white. I can't believe they got that big mirror for $5.00!! What a buy!

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  42. Hi, Rene! I actually did this same thing with some ugly gold mirrors that were left behind by the previous owners of our house! Yours LOOKS AWESOME! If you'd like to see mine, go to my blog and look for Room Makeovers in the tag list. It was for Project Procrastinator.

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