Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Little Reflecting at the End of the Year

 A little reflecting is right!
When I got this mirror it was so dirty that I didn't notice the scratch it had right down the middle.  I brought it home, cleaned it up and saw the actual mirror was beyond hope.  I really wanted to use it as a mirror and just fix up the frame but that wasn't going to happen.
No reflecting for this baby!  So what do creative bloggers do with  a non reflecting mirror?

I had considered putting some batting and a wonderful fabric over it and just using it as an interesting piece of art...but it was just screaming chalkboard... so that's what I did.
I painted the frame in white and then applied a homemade concocted brown glaze over it and wiped it off.

This beauty would surely show amazing on a dark wall,
but as I don't have a dark wall in my house, this will have to do.

(YUP.. I'm already cleaned up from Christmas!  Ha!)


  1. Love the new skin she's in. What a beauty, I love the detail of the frame. Happy New Year.

  2. It is a shame you could not fix the mirror, but I love how you redid it. Looks great.


  3. such a great find! white paint and glaze make everything better.

  4. looks fab. I'm almost afraid to know what you paid for it, knowing what a great shopper you are, and kicking myself for not finding it first :) *just kidding*

  5. A great decision to paint it white and then the glaze too! I often see these outdated mirrors at thrift shops and this is an awesome resurrection!

  6. All I can say is wow ~ what a transformation! She's so pretty ~ the glaze just finishes it off.

  7. I realize I am late to get into the chalkboard craze. But I have to ask... how do you make it into a chalkboard? Did you apply cb paint to the mirror itself, or put a new piece of wood in and paint it (if so, how do you make the wood smooth enough to write on?), or did you get an actually cb and cut it to size?

    Your stuff is inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful!! I would love to have this in my home, lol.

  9. I love this, I can't wait to go looking for one that I can try. Great job and thanks for the inspiration.

    Cha Cha

  10. Lovely idea and the realization, thanks for the inspiration!


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