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Quick Fix!!

In after, before, Finds on November 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm

A friend stepped into my living room the other day and said, “Why do you have so many mirrors?” Well, it is weird that mirrors cost so much in a retail store because I find them for super cheap all the time. I usually need to cute-them- up a bit, but the result is always satisfactory so I grab them when I find them. Hence, my quick fix for this week:

Little gold framed mirror I found for a buck!


Little blue framed mirror I put in my kitchen!

A shot of delicate blue paint snazzed-up my frame and looks great with my ‘bird of happiness’ and favorite tea mug!

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UPDATE: Super Simple Mirror

In after, Finds, Uncategorized on September 25, 2009 at 3:47 am

Mirror BackI wrapped that fugly cardboard that was backing our mirror in a flowered Teflon fabric I had in my fabric box and stapled it back into place. Now it looks great from both sides and it protects the wall.

I am pleased.

AFTER: Super Simple Mirror

In after, Finds on September 24, 2009 at 3:00 am

Here is that dumpster mirror that I rescued. I have decided to keep it plain green for now and just glare at it for a while to see if more inspiration hits. If anyone has any input I would love to hear from ya. I am considering a portion of a stencil design in stark white all the way around the frame to give it some texture. It is looking a little flat to me.  I also still have to replace the backing of nappy cardboard that I ripped off of the rear of the frame. I would love to find something pretty even though no-one will be able to see it after it is hung. Maybe a fabric? That would also protect the wall while it is hanging. Hmmm.

PS. Thanks Jade.

BEFORE: Super Simple Mirror

In before, Finds on September 24, 2009 at 2:59 am

I received word through a forwarded text that a friend of mine had found 2 mirrors behind the dumpster at her apartment complex. She told me to run pick them up. I jumped in Rhonda the Honda and had them in my possession within minutes. One was super simple and I tackled it first. A light sanding with my new palm sander, a coating of primer and a beautiful color of “Lovely Green” satin paint made it look just that, lovely.