another bargain find
Whilst buying the sideboard for a makeover, I found this mirror at the back of the same shop. For bargain price of £10 I snapped it up. I had been hunting for one for my guest room that I recently did a makeover on.
It is dark, badly varnished and very large. But the frame within a frame and shape is interesting, and it has carved details as well. Hmmm… potential I thought. And for £10 It would be rude not to…
I had been looking for a large mirror for the Guest room makeover I did recently, and this looked like it could really work. I had spotted a couple in OKA with insert frames that I loved on a recent visit, but it they were so expensive that I just could not justify it….
on with the paint
So once again investigating my stockpile of Annie Sloan chalk paint, I used Original which is a clean white, and set to work. This was a FIDDLY job, and required 3 coats of paint to cover the dark varnish. I then waxed it for protection. The clean up took quite a while too as the inserts were too fiddly to mask, so I just went for it with the paint and wax. I ummed and ahhed about doing a distressed effect, but the room it is going to has wallpaper in plain white and blue so I left it one solid colour.
Once finished it looked like this:
I then hung it up and voila:
I think it is just what the wall needed compared to before:
Sorry OKA, but I think mine is just as nice…
8 thoughts on “Junk shop mirror makeover”
I like it not distressed.
great bargain !!!
Many thanks, and all for £10! I cannot believe my luck still!
thanks, manna for my soul when I get a bargain!
Love the way the mirror compliments the room decor…it’s so wonderful when we find these things for such a bargain!
great work !