Amazing friends, today’s the day! I had two pieces left in my last haul, and I’m keeping one of them as-is to possibly use in my staircase gallery wall. That means today’s the day I’m sharing my final piece of this haul woohoo! It seemed like this was such a large pile at the start, didn’t it?
It’s also Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday, so my talented friends are sharing makeovers of their own as well. Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom!
Before we get to today’s makeover, I have some exciting news!!
I am officially a Dixie Belle Paint retailer!! I am now carrying their products in my booth! I absolutely love their products so I am just thrilled to have this opportunity. Hopefully, that will mean new colors and new products to try and share!
Here’s a peek of my booth with my new products on display:
That’s a lot of product on that shelving unit, but it worked out nicely for now. I need to find something that will be a bit easier to shop. If you’re local, I hope you’ll consider purchasing your products from me! My booth is located in The Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach. I’m currently working on my Etsy shop so I can sell online as well to those of you that aren’t local, so be on the lookout for that coming soon. UPDATE: It’s up and open for business! Visit my shop HERE and enjoy free shipping on all orders over $50 using the code FREESHIP50. ($8 Flat rate shipping on all orders less than $50!)
Okay, let’s see what ya’ll came here for today…
I started by removing the mirror. The backing came off easily using my metal putty knife to pry it off, but then there were these things that I see often in older mirrors:
I used my large putty knife to pry these off also. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Then I was able to remove the mirror and paint the frame. I was planning to spray paint the frame brown as a base, but it was raining and I only spray paint outside in the open air since it’s so stinky. Instead, I used an old jar of brown I’ve had in my stash for forever and just painted it on with a brush:
That way when I sand later, I’ll see brown through the paint instead of the yellow.
Once it was dry, I followed it up with two coats of Dixie Belle’s Haint Blue:
I know this isn’t much of a stretch for me colorwise since in these photos it probably resembles Sunken Pool, but this is much more of a sky blue than an aqua tone. I just love it! It’s the perfect blue for a nursery!
I also flipped it over and painted the back and the groove that the mirror sits in so it would reflect blue in the reflection rather than the yellow. (And that’s the whole purpose for removing the mirror!)
To add a little something to the top, I went with my favorite… stripes! I added them using my tried and true FrogTape:
I used my Logan Point Driver to secure the mirror back into the frame once I was done.
I was able to reuse the original backing, and I secured that using my staple gun.
Let’s see how it turned out, shall we?
Goodbye Harvest Gold! Hello, coastal cutie!
I love the coastal feel of this mirror now, but it could be cute in a nursery too, right?
Remember this little box?
It was one of two drawers that I cut down for my Spring arrangements that I shared HERE.
This glass dome holds just a sampling of the many shells that my Dad collected when we lived in Australia when I was a child:
I treasure them!
The white I used is my beloved Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
Did you know that Dixie Belle Fluff was the inspiration for my finding Bit of Sugar? I used Fluff on this sad drum table I shared a couple of years ago, and rather than being a stark white, I loved the more vintage feel it had.
Here you can see where I gave the edges a very light sanding to reveal a bit of the brown beneath…
Now I get to start a new pile of goodies!!
If you missed any from this round, you can revisit them at the links below:
For those that are curious, our yard sale was a huge success this weekend! It was such a relief because right up until the night before, rain was expected in the morning hours. Miraculously when I checked at dawn on Saturday, it said no rain until the afternoon hours! What a blessing! I took a few photos that I’ll share on Thursday.
I’ll also be back with my favorite thrifting buddy, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule, sharing our newest Thriftshop Shakedown Video!
Here is what I found to make over on the day we filmed:
It is gorgeous as is, but you know I can’t leave well enough alone!
UPDATE: Check out our yard sale pics and what I did with this pretty chair HERE now!
See ya’ll then!
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