Wednesday, October 27, 2010

mirror mirror on the wall no more

I love this mirror I picked up a while back…. I knew it would be perfect for a huge chalkboard. It looked like it wanted to go with the blue desk I just painted, so I had to oblige. :)

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This mirror was painted in a very soft Palladium Blue by Behr. It’s way more blue than these pictures show…. I was a bright Alabama day!

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I distressed the edges and glazed it with Ralph Lauren smoke…. I love the way it turned out.

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I gave it a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, and she’s ready to go. I can’t wait to go see this chalkboard hanging up over the desk I finished.  I know they look precious together….

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I do have ONE regret: I wish I would’ve kept this one for myself. I loved the quatrefoil design on the top. I’m kicking myself right now, because I should’ve just let myself keep it…. I know that something else fabulous will turn up for me :) Just gives me another reason to keep on shopping!

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Thanks for looking!

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12 comments:

Laurie said...

You are soooo amazing! I would love to have that as magnet board instead of a chalk board. I think the quatrefoil design looks like a princess crown. Before you fixed it....not so much! Amazing!

Lee Laurie said...

What a great idea! I might have to copy you on this one for my son's room.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great Loulou! I love the color. I was kicking myself for a good week because I drove by a piece that I literally was pulling over to turn around and get out of someone's garbage, but I was on my way to the day job and it was raining. So I didn't. : ( That would have made a great chalkboard, too.

Don't forget to rub the side of a piece of chalk all over it before writing on it!

Laurie could have both if she did a magnetic paint then a chalkboard paint on top.

Chrissie said...

I love how your mirror turned out. So beautiful after!

Julie Harward said...

Yes, I would have wanted to keep that one..it is awesome!Come say hi :D

kathie said...

Oh, I love the design on the top! It would go perfectly with the headboard that I picked up today :) You're right, though, something else will come along and it will be even better! Love the color you put on it, it really suits it.

Question- did you paint the mirror? I've wanted to try it, but haven't had the nerve, as I'm scared it will scratch?

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I have a very similar mirror I bought at the thrift store. I've been wanting to make it into a chalkboard but wasn't sure if I could use chalkboard paint right on the mirror or do I need to take out the mirror, replace it with wood and then paint the wood with chalkboard paint. Can you please let me know how you made yours? Pretty please with sugar on top! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I just adore chalkboard paint. I used it recently on some tray but never realized that you could use it on mirrors. Oh, the possibilities... Thanks for the inspiration!

Have a great week!
~ Michelle

The Frosted Gardner said...

This piece is wonderful. The curves at the top are just beautiful! I wish it was mine. :)

Rebecca said...

I've done this with a couple of dresser mirrors-they always look great!

Robin said...

Great idea! I don't think I would have thought to do that. Well done

Kimmy said...

So Lovely! I adore the shape of the frame, it turned out just perfectly!

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