Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's been a while since I've posted on any of my "projects", but I have been so pleased with the way this one turned out, that I just had to post about it.

A couple weeks ago, I was on my way to pick up Jemma from preschool, but had a few extra minutes, so I stopped by the Goodwill. Boy am I glad I did, cuz I found an awesome mirror for $6.99. I forgot to take a picture of it before I got started, but you can see it leaning against the back of the couch in this picture...

I guy in the checkout line was totally eyeing my find, walked right up and told me what a great mirror it was. He wanted to know what I was gonna do with was pretty dinged up. I told him I was going to paint it, and he tried to talk me out of it...said I should use steel wool on it and just re-stain it...I am glad I didn't listen cuz I am in LOVE with this blue.
I also tried a new technique on it called glazing. (Thanks Tracy for the idea and Kristina for the glaze!) I did a gray glaze and really like the way it turned gives it just the right "shabby chic" look I was goin' for.

In it's new home.

I had to post this picture...since the other side of our room doubles as Brandon's study, this is what I get to look at when I sit on my bed...lovely.

And this is the mirror that got replaced. It is now in search of a new place to hang...maybe I'll repaint it and put it in Gavin's room, since that is a HUGE project that I have been chipping away at ever since I found out I gave birth to a boy and not a girl...

Anyway, here's to re-dos and great deals at the Goodwill. :)


Sharee and Arthur said...

That mirror looks GREAT Jen! I never find anything that cool at Good Will. And even if I did, it would probably sit around my house for 3 years before Arthur eventually made me take it to the dump.

like my doors. sniff, sniff.

The Hatfields said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the mirror!
It doesn't even look like the same mirror you showed me.
And the glaze is awesome.
It looks wonderful.
Yah for Goodwill.
And successful projects.

The Pitts Family said...

Nice job! I love the glaze and the color is great! You are such a pro!! ANd yes I love goodwill too!!

Kristina said...

Hey, I just posted my project seconds ago, wierd. I TOTALLY LOVE how the mirror turned out. If I were there, I would be staring at it forever, actually I already did, on your blog....and I'm going to go back and look at it again! It looks amazing over your bed. Honestly, I was sad you were taking down your window shutters mirror, but now I like the new one better. The glazing turned out so good. You have a real talent Jen! You see something and make it. While I'm gone, can you re-decorate my entire home... pretty please!

Jen said...

Love it! Your room looks like one of those rooms you would find at a relaxing retreat out on the coast. Aaahh,retreat...

Travis and Heather said...

For some reason I was talking about all your projects and wonderful things to my friend the other day and she really started inquiring about your life. Does she do this and does she do that. . . she was really trying to figure out how you have time to do so much home decor with three kids. I just shrugged because truly I don't know how you do it.