Hello Friends! Today I’m sharing a great upcycle from two items I found recently.
First I found this simple shelf at a thrift store:
I loved the chunkiness of it and figured for $6 I’d be able to do something with it.
Then not long after that, I found this mirror:
For ONE WHOLE DOLLAR at a yard sale. Yes, I’ll have that, thank you!
When I was playing around in my workshop/studio…okay the garage…I spotted these two getting cozy in a corner and had an idea to marry the two.
And this was created:
The waves in the mirror frame seemed very dated before, but after painting, I find them to be very charming.
The Eagle ornament at the top also dated this piece, but I swapped it out for an old lamp finial.
Much better! I’m always glad I save those parts! (I saved the eagle too…just in case.)
This is in my bedroom, which I don’t share too often. I thought it would be pretty against the soft blue in here.
I used DIY chalk paint (no sanding or priming required) in pure white with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
I connected the two using these angled brackets I already had. I would have used straight brackets if I didn’t already have these on hand:
I was sitting on the bottom step of my staircase to take that picture and who always shows up the minute I sit down?
My sweet Kitty, Holly. Hard to believe I’ve had her for almost 19 years! And isn’t she sitting on the prettiest hardwood floors you ever did see? I’ll be sharing a post about them next week. If nothing else, it will be fun to see my house in TOTAL CHAOS during the install!
This little duo is perfect for this month’s Get Your DIY On theme:
Here’s what my co-hosts came up with:
Rustic-Chic Coffee Table Makeover by April at House by Hoff
Kitchen Reno Plans by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
Light & White Writing Nook by Mandy at The Hankful House
DIY White Linen Blackout Drapery with Grommet Top by Krista at The Happy Housie
Cottage Inspired Shelf with Mirror by Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
The party fun starts this Sunday, July 5th, at 7:00pm EST.
Bloggers, come share your white and light projects, so we can inspire our readers!
I love how two ho-hum dated pieces came together to create this quaint little shelf and mirror combo! And for only $7!
I’ll be keeping my eyes out see what else I can put together now. 🙂
Are you doing anything exciting this holiday weekend? We are heading away from our beach to another up the coast about two hours. Hopefully the forcasted rain will move through early! I hope all you friends in the U.S. have a safe and FUN 4th of July weekend!
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