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Friday, January 27, 2012

Vintage Romance Mirror

Last summer, the word spread that I'm into refinishing old furniture, so my hubby's aunt's neighbor were moving out of the country and they had a very large, very gold and very tacky vintage mirror.  Initially, they were going to sell it to me because they thought I was going to resell it.  But when they found out that I was actually going to keep it, they decided to give it to me for FREE.  That's my favorite four letter word.

Here is what it looked like.  Again this is a camera phone pic and the people in the picture are the people who gave it to me along with my hubby's aunt.

It has nice decorative features, but I wasn't too sure about the kissing couples.  Here is a close up of them.

I don't have any pics of all the work behind the transformation, but it took me 3 days to prime it and spray paint it a Pistachio color and I then glazed it with Valspar Bronze patina glaze.  What took the most amount of time was hand-painting each single flower and scroll detail with an antique gold paint.  Lastly I highlighted the entire mirror with a champagne paint with a fan brush. 

Update: I found some pictures of the transformation, yay!

These are a closer look at some of the details.

After priming I finished with the Rustoleum in Pistachio.

And this is what it looks like now. 

Not so tacky, right?

I may remove the kissing couples and insert mirrors at some future point or even some pretty wallpaper.

What do you think, I hope you like it.

God Bless, until next time,


suzyq said...

Gorgeous job you did in redoing this piece - but I would take out the kissing couples - I think inserting mirrors sounds fabulous!!! Now why don't I just mind my own business lol
I'm your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back :)

Patricia said...

Thanks Suzyq for your comment and suggestion. I'll you know once I update the kissing couple.

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic job on this mirror, I love it! Have to agree, I think little side mirrors would look better.
Saw you at Debbiedoos Newbie Party! And now I have to follow you...I so like the 3 Rs too.
Debbie :)

Kathy said...

Wow! What a beautiful job on the mirror! I love it. Happily following you from the newbie party. :)

Patricia said...

Thanks Debbie for your comment and for being a follower. I have a couple of projects in the works that I plan on sharing shortly.

Patricia said...

Thanks Debbie for your comment, yes I may have to change the kissing couple at some future point. Thanks for joining me and being a follower.

Patricia said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for checking out my blog and for joining in. I have a couple of projects in the works that I will be sharing soon. Stay tuned...

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Patricia, you did a beautiful job on the mirror. So pretty & free.

Patricia said...

Hi Peggy, thanks for your comment. It was a bit time consuming, but the end result was well worth it.

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