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Sunday, May 12, 2013

mirror mirror....

Happy Mothers Day!

And a beautiful day it is! A big huge thank you to my wonderful mother for being such an inspiration to me. You are a beautiful person inside and out and I love you with all my heart!

So Ive been crazy busy lately there is so much going on right now in my neck of the woods ~ and I wish it was all happy fun stuff but its not... Ive been horrible with my blog posts lately, but if you do follow my blog then ya know that my house is on the market, which is completely draining and a very exhausting process and not to mention probably the most stressful event I've gone through in my life.  So many of you have express your thoughts and have sent me such sweet e-mails and I just want to say thank you. Soon this chapter in my life will end and a new brighter one will begin. I'm excited to see what the future holds for me and my family.  On that note I do have some fantastic news but I'm gonna have to leave you hanging for a while ...but stay tuned cause your gonna love it!

Ok done with the personal mambo jumbo ~ Now onto the Fun stuff****

Habersham Mirror

Can a girl ever have to many mirrors!!?? I think not.  I absolutely adore vintage mirrors especially the really ornate carved Victorian ones. And apparently you love them too they are one of my biggest sellers and it makes sense ... a mirror adds so much drama to a room it can be a statement piece a real eye catcher.  I have in fact decorated a whole room solely around a mirror.

You simply must hop on over to my Pinterest board, Mirror Mirror on the Wall ~ you will be in awe and you'll completely understand what I'm talking about.

I have over 15 mirrors in my home and I love each and every one of them.
I thought I would share a before and after of one of my favorites.
It was love at first sight ~ I wasn't really to concerned how high it was going to go at auction because I knew it was coming home with me. Luckily I did get a good price on it. I could already envision just how lovely those roses would be after I saturated them with some chalk paint.
 I used Annie Sloan Decorative Chalk Paint ( of coarse). I chose French Linen, which has become a staple in my home, for the base of the mirror and Old White for all the raised moldings. It was distressed and got some dark wax applied to age it a bit. Hard to tell from these pictures but that gold gilding peeks through where I distressed and looks really stunning in person. For now its finished and hanging in my Foyer so its one of the first things you see when you walk into my home.
I may eventually add a touch of gilding wax ~ we'll see.
what a transformation Huh?
Here is just a peek at another mirror I recently painted. Anytime I find these extra tall super detailed framed mirrors I snatch them up ~ they are so versatile ~ you might not think so because they are so big but really they look incredible on the floor propped against the wall behind a petite side chair.
As you might notice I also just recently painted the Victorian Server ~ it was painted w/ ASCP Florence and then Pure White over top ~ its been waxed but I still have to distress so the Florence will shine through and I also need to add the handles. It funny how projects for my home always get the back seat to projects for clients or for the shop.
 I just had to share this gorgeous hand painted Iris Vase ~ it was a Yard Sale Find! Score!! Love it and I love Iris' <3

Thanks for allowing me to share bits of my world with you!
Talk to ya tomorrow!

1 comment:

smokey said...

Oh. I love the mirrors ! I've been collecting for more years than I want to own up to ha ha.since the early eighties. I've run out of wall space , but I still keep looking.


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