Monday, August 13, 2012

~My New Kitchen Shelf~

I found this vintage mirror for $10 at the thrift store.
The original color was
 too dark for this spot in the kitchen. 
I painted it with a white paint I had leftover, but it looked too white.
I went out and bought some of Annie Sloan's old white.
I liked the color as I was painting it.
The color was light enough and gave the spot a new look.
It was perfect how it picked up all the detail of the mirror.
I had bought some of Annie Sloan's dark wax to try too.
This is my first project with the wax and I'll have to probably take some classes but not too bad for a beginner.
I'm happy how it turned out.
I love my new vintage mirror.

30 comments:

  1. Looks like an expert job to me! Great piece!

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  2. NOT TOO BAD??? You've got to be kidding me - this turned out gorgeous!!!
    No lessons required me thinks.
    And I have that same xmas ornament, lol
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  3. It looks wonderful! Awesome find and paint job! :)

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  4. This looks like a professional refinish to me! You don't need to take any classes. It looks beautiful. xo

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  5. Amazing how much better everything looks in a coat of white paint!

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  6. Soo pretty! You did an excellent job!!
    Susan

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  7. Gorgeous! It turned out magnifique!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  8. Oh, what a beauty. Nice work.

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  9. this is so charming, jody! i need some of that dark wax now:)

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  10. Looks great, Jody. I love the dark wax. It beings out all the details so nicely. I am waiting for a wax brush to come in from my supplier and that should help me with the technique.

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  11. WOW! What an awesome find and I LOVE how you made it your own shes a beauty!

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  12. OMG!!! This is a stunning piece. The mirror and the bottom are fantastic.

    Cynthia

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  13. This is so funny - I have this same mirror in a bedroom and don't like to gold. I have had it for many years....time for change!

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  14. The Annie Sloans and wax did the trick! How brave to put paint to it, but then since it wasn't working as it was, I'm sure it was easier. My trouble comes when a piece has sentimental strings tying me to it. That's what's so great about thrifty finds...they are easier to take chances with, aren't they? This one worked out so well. I bet you are loving it!
    Liz

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  15. A great remake. And it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  16. I love your new vintage mirror too! Following you back! :)

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  17. Lovely mirror! I really like it very much.
    Great job! And very nice photos.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina.

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  18. I adore your beautiful mirror! Looks like a professional job to me! Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  19. Fabulous shelf and a great paint job, too. I have never seen one like it.
    *Smiles*

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  20. wow! what a great mirror for 10 bucks, and i love its new color. last week i painted a mirror, too-just gives it a whole new life, you know?

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  21. I think you did an awesome job as a beginner with the wax!! It's gorgeous and I love the Eiffel Tower too!

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  22. I'm so glad you went with the Annie Sloan and the wax! It looks marvelous!!!!
    Great job on that! I haven't tried any painting other than a few small things, but I'd love to get my hands on something really sweet and give that a try!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings, Doni

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  23. That is so lovely! Great job with the wax. I have a hard time using the dark wax on some projects. Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  24. gorgeous, just gorgeous! xo P.S. thank you for sharing st the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop :-)

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  25. what a fabulous find!

    found you via the charm of home and hope you'll stop by and follow!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/08/living-room-new-beginning.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  26. It's absolutely GORGEOUS!! WOW!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening :)

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  27. That's such a fantastic find - a gorgeous mirror and you've made it look fabulous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. I think you did a fabulous job! What a great find! Hopped over from What's It Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  29. How cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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