Why else would I look into a mirror, and all of the sudden a greying old lady with a double chin be looking back at me?
I am not amused.
Even though I don't enjoy looking into them anymore; I still find them lovely to look AT.
When clean, they are like sparkly, pretty pieces of jewelry for the wall.
Perusing magazines, and catalogs from Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, etc. I see a style I like and want for our home, but their prices are not in our budget. It's fun problem solving, and figuring out how to replicate the style for mucho less $. (HGTV had a show like that...but some of their ventures were more successful than others)
Our bathroom medicine cabinet had a large tri-mirror-door, with 80's oak frame. When we took out the clunky oak vanity, and put in the pedestal sink, I had painted the frame white. I still hated the thing. The interior was metal and rusty. I wanted something more in keeping with our more than a century old farmhouse.
Here is the med cabinet I liked:
Here is what I built instead:I got an el' cheapy "box" from Target (they don't show it on line anymore) and retrofitted it, and adding framing and mouldings, made it fit our space.
I thought this mirror grouping was lovely :
I found reasonable facsimilies at Target for a fraction of the cost.
We had a beautiful mirror that fit my dresser. It was vintage '40's.
The paint is Sherwin Williams "Black Bean".
a true fairy tale
Once upon a dandelion, many long years ago....20, give or take....
He would express his desire to be rid of the monstrosities that she obviously was NOT going to get an armoire built for, or at least let them be moved to the barn loft.
Though not anything I would use on a valuable antique, Polyshades is a great product. It covers imperfections with the appearance of a wood finish stain/varnish. So if you have a thrifted find that you want a "wood" not "paint" look on, but need some help covering unwanted imperfections, give it try. (I'll share more about it in future post)
Even though they weren't in the barn loft, the years had been less than kind.
OH my lovelies, you were SO well worth waiting for.
I just LOVE happy endings.