Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Reflection Of Something We're Missing

I got this mirror at GW for $14.37 back in April. I promptly gave it a make over. I am just now getting around to posting it because I disliked the color immediately. I hoped that I would grow to love it - nope. After all this time (okay, three weeks) I still don't like it. Every time I look at it I think, 'too bad it's this awful color'. Anyway, before:
And after:
This is a better picture of the actual color. It's a bit limey looking above.
It's hanging above my bed (I was afraid it was going to fall and crush my head in while I slept, so I slept the opposite direction the 1st few nights, who needs feet anyway? (FYI the reason it's there is because I have no empty wall space)) I am definitely going to repaint it sometime soon.

I thought I would keep with the frame theme and post some other frames I have picked up at thrift stores. Here at the two frames I got the same day as the giant pistachio disaster above.

Here are some other frames I have hanging around (ha ha)

These Hollywood regency-esque mirrors were $2 each and I didn't have to do a thing to them.

My version of the popular chalkboard frame in ballet slipper (originally gold). Hmm, this is the only non mirror frame it the whole bunch. I guess I am little vain : )

These two mirrors aren't identical but I got them at the same thrift. They were originally cream and dirty. I used turquoise acrylic paint.

I have a ton more thrift (picture) frames. I spray painted them all white and quickly became tired of all the white, that's why all the frames above are different colors. I think that frames are some of the best and easiest things to find at thrift stores. Even though my philosophy is to stick with the ornate, I am still overwhelmed with all the frames I have.

I forgot to mention, school went swimmingly. Only one more semester and I will be done, I cannot express the relief. It is almost over! Maybe I'll make a post of all my old careplans & writing projects for any new nursing students. I know when I 1st started I wanted to see some actual examples and couldn't find any.

Linking up to: Young and Crafty
and Apron Thrift Girl
and Coastal Charm
and Thrifty Decor Chick
and Blue Cricket Design
and Born Again Crafter


  1. Oh, they're all gorgeous - such a great thing to do. But my favourites are the Hollywood regency-esque pair. So glamorous!!

  2. Have you thought about glazing the green frame to enhance the carvings? I like the details on your mirrors and glazing will help the detail pop. Lots of ladies on line glaze and it really changes the surface of the piece.
    I love the ornate, but often, I find I dig the old gold and leave them alone. I had to laugh at your sleeping confession. I hung a medicine cabinet over the toilet and for about a week I imagined getting hit while using the potty. We both survived, thank goodness.

  3. Stopping by from Apron Thrift Girl! Love what you did with the mirrors! Those are awesome!

  4. Great frames - I really like the pistachio one, but I know what you mean about things not turning out the way you planned.

  5. Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

    susieQ (I loved that movie!) I thought about glazing I'm just not sure. I was thinking maybe using a darker shade of the color rather than black which is usually used for glazing. Hmm I don't know what I am going to do.

  6. I love the detail of the frames. I posted a mirror and frames I painted this week too. If you really want to distress it you could try an umber or brown to highlight.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your mirrors are the colors. Especially the turquoise--my favorite!

  8. Those frames are gorgeous. I am kind of jealous. I love the colors you chose to paint too. I feel the same about white frames, which i have all over my wall. I am seriously considering repainting them now :)
    Lyssa @
    PS I have a thrifty Thursdays weekly party that I would love for you to come join!

  9. Aw thanks Lyssa. You know you've done a good job thrifting if someone's jealous haha. I love white frames too, I just wanted to mix it up.