Saturday, February 5, 2011


So, I have a few things up my sleeves right now. I have really gotten a bug to refinish stuff. Every time I come home from the thrift store my husband adores me rolls his eyes and asks if he needs to take away my debit card. During Christmas break, we went to a thrift store in our area and I found this

For $9.98! This thing is heavy, solid wood. And it is about as tall as I am. (I know, it isn't saying much, but for a mirror it is!) I saw a mirror over at Miss Mustard Seed and fell in love with it. I don't remember if I saw it before or after I found this mirror. Anyway, she did a great job with hers of course - so I thought that I would give it a go.
I didn't like the design that had been routed out, so I filled it in with wood putty, and sanded, and filled in, and sanded. I did that about 4-5 times until I looked like it didn't exist.
Then I primed it. Thinking back, I probably didn't have to do that if I wanted it to look like hers...doh. Then I painted it my favorite turqoise color.

It isn't finished yet, so you will have to come back and see the final product. I am waiting for the weather to get warm and dry enough to finish it! It is going to go on top of our dresser in our bedroom where I have my other pieces that I have redone! My next post is going to be all over the place, but so much fun stuff has been going on!