Wow! The weather forecasters were totally right! We had over 2 feet of snow and schools are closed through Tuesday. Another day of sledding, hot chocolate, books and movies awaits!
On to Favorite Find Monday – Hidden Mirrors!
Today’s Favorite Find Monday is completely the result of the snow. I was going a little stir crazy and my neighbor invited me to come over and use her treadmill. I jumped at the chance and trudged through the snow to her house. She took me to her basement and hidden among the gym equipment were two gorgeous mirrors. They were her grandmothers and she told me that I can have the wooden one – so sweet of her! I’m going to paint it and put it in Ella’s room. Isn’t the gold mirror divine? I had to take a pic to share with you all. I love basements – they are always full of surprises!Here are a few pics of mirrors that I’ve done in the past. They are simple projects that really do give a lot of bang for the buck! I don’t tape mirrors when I paint. I take paper and tuck it inside the crevice between the glass and frame. Any paint I get on the glass I can easily remove with a razor blade or even Windex.
General Finishes Basil was used on this mirror and with a wash of the paint over the vintage detail. A Drexel mirror was done in Annie Sloan Old White and distressed.
One more mirror to share in Annie Sloan Old White with both clear and dark wax to bring out the details.
I’ll be back on Wednesday with another Video Quick Tip Tutorial! Until then, we will be staying warm!
That was a fun visit with your neighbor. Mirrors in the home are a nice addition.
Enjoy the Snow! We had our fun last winter.
Nancy F Lambert
They are beautiful
Pretty sure you’re in my neck of the woods because I think I’ve seen you on Goodday? I love all the mirrors and I’m trying desperately to convince my hubby to let me hang one very similar to your white curvy one in my own dining room and I had to LOL when I saw that I have the same china cabinet from EA. As for the snow- I’m usually its number 1 fan but this is a tad overwhelming isn’t it?
Hey Lisa! You need to hang your mirror and he will get used to it lol! So funny about the EA cabinet – don’t you still love it? I still am happy with it after all these years. I have been tempted to paint it but am glad I’ve held off 🙂 The snow – OMG! A whole week off school! Going crazy over here. I’m in the Rockville/Bethesda area. You?
Hi there! I love my EA Country Crossings! The cinnamon color is like no other! I am actually right off the Lansdale exit of the Northeast extension in PA. Was it you I saw on Fox 29 Good Day? Trust me, if I had the upper body strength to hang that mirror on my own it would be up-deal with the fall out after the fact haha! I might try it propped on my mantel…As for the snow, I’m not looking forward to the inevitable fog that will be happening in the coming days with all the melting?
No, it wasn’t me on Fox! I wish it had been lol! You aren’t too far away so I bet your streets are a mushy mess today as well. Thank goodness for the warmer weather! Take care 🙂