Monday, July 12, 2010

Thrifty Mirrors Get Makeovers!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I was in a "mood" today.  I started cleaning house like a mad woman and then settled down in my creative space. 
I finished up some pillows and created a few new ones.  I'm tellin yall, I was on a roll!

My Sister bought a new mirror for her livingroom and gave me her old one.  It's beautiful but.......

Here is the black and gold mirror my sister gave me. In its original state it is very pretty, but I wanted it to be white and shabby. < Please do not look at the ugly garage reflections.>

So, here it is, white and shabby!  Now you're talkin!
I found the white one you see in the first photo at a local thrift store.
It was an icky gold.  I quickly gave it the heirloom white
treatment and now we are both very happy.

Here's a Sissie Pillow that I finished up today.
Burlap, ruffles and rosettes....it don't get no better than that!

This little "Darling" cup
 belonged to my Mom when she was just a little girl.
It's so sweet.
I think my mirror rates as thrifty since it's a family hand-me-down
and a wonderful hand-me-down at that!
My sister and I switch things around all the time so we don't have to buy two of everything!!
The white mirror was a thrifty find, so it qualifies.

Be sure and stop over at Coastal Charm
and check out all the nifty thrifty finds!

~~hugs~~

46 comments:

Rhonda said...

The mirrors look so nice with their white paint.
And, I didn't mean to look, but your garage looks way better than mine!

Love the pillow too. I need to make some new ones.

Your moms little cup is so sweet.
Rhonda

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so loving your mirrors. Did you give it that worn look with sanding or Rub N Buff? I have a similar mirror that I am getting ready to paint and I am wondering how to distress it.

The pillow is darling as is the pretty mug. Good stuff today, Sissie!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You better watch your sister doesn't want that mirror back now, Sissie! : ) It looks great! I like it white myself. Your pillow is beautiful!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Another gorgeous pillow!!! I Love that one! Mirror is awesome also, I love the divisions!!

Nancy said...

Those frames look so much better. I really like how they turned out. And your pillow...so pretty!

Hugs,
Nancy

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the mirrors! What a fabulous redo!

LuLu♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love them shabby and white. Very cute! You have such a great eye! I love the new pillow!!

Barbara said...

I love mirrors and I especially love what you've done with those two! They're beautiful and shabby chic!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Polly said...

What a nice sister you have! That mirror looks great about you worked your magic! Glad you had a productive day! Those are always the best days!!

xo

Polly

Shelia said...

Hey Sissie! I just love coming over and seeing what you're up too! Your pillow is lovely and that mirror! Pretttttttttttttty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful, I love both of your great mirrors! What a nice sister to give you such a pretty mirror! I'm betting she has some pretty nice pillows made by a certain talented someone though!

Kat :)

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Sissie....the mirror is wonderful....and I also adore Heirloom White...the store I shop at is out of it half the time so I buy all they have when I find it....and the precious little cup.....oh my, so precious.
xojana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love your redone mirror, everything looks good with a coat of heirloom white!

Carol

Lynnae said...

I really have to smile- when I looked closer at the 'garage' picture because I have a large gold framed mirror out there in MY garage, waiting to become white, but it is propped up against and old white multi-paned window, a lot like the one I see by your 'gold and black' mirror.
They've been there a few months now but you are inspiring me to get my act together!

Pamela said...

Hi Sissie!

I cannot believe how much better that black and gold mirror looks painted white. It's shocking!
I adore that cup of your moms ! It is so precious.
Thanks for becoming a follower to my little blog!!
Pamela xo

TheSmithHotel said...

Love your mirrors! I am sure your sister will want her mirror back now! I would if I were her! LOL

Jody

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

The mirrors are beautiful Sissie and don't even get me started on the pillow...gorgeous!

Your mom's little cup is sooooo precious...such a wonderful treasure!

Enjoy!
Cathy

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that mirror looks wonderful!

My name is PJ. said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much of a drastic change can be made with a coat of paint! I like it better white, Sissie.

And the pillow is lovely.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your sister's mirror looks great white, seems to be made for that table too-enjoy!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....I have been obsessed with vintage mirrors of late....Love your transformations! Isn't it wonderful what white paint can do?? It never ceases to amaze me!~Hugs, Patti

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sissie ~ I just love old mirrors and these are fabulous!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Girl, I had to get over here and catch up on all your creativity. My desk top computer went out on me so I've been plugging along with my laptop...NOT user friendly! Your posts are always a feast for the eyes! That new mirror you just finished is truly amazing. love the segmented glass!!!
xo,
Debra

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Sissie, I love the makeover on the mirror, it looks so much nicer painted white and distressed!
Hugz,
Kim

Biljana said...

The Mirrors look fantastic:))
Hugs, Biljana

GWENDOLYN said...

Hi Sissie,
I love what you did with the mirror. Fab job as always. I adore that little cup that belonged to your mother!
Where do you get all your energy from? I could really use a boost. :)
Blessings and hugs~
Gwen

Creative Carmelina said...

Hello darling!

I love the mirror....

I have a couple that I should really blog about myself....and thanks to you...I just might be a few steps closer to doing so!

I love what you've done....all that creativity and thrifty goodness! makes my heart sing!

ciao bella
thanks for stopping in to see me!

creative carmelina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You did a fabulous job of painting and distressing that mirror.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The mirror looks wonderful with the new paint. The cup of your moms is adorable.
xo, Sherry

Mary said...

It's amazing what white paint can do!!
Your mirrors look wonderful Sissie!
Your pillows are so pretty :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Sissie! Your vintage+white+burlap+roses combo turned out fab!!!!! Congrats!!!!

Janean said...

sissie, as usual, your eye for class made this so-so mirror extraordinary!!! great job. that pillow is yummy too.

Annesphamily said...

I love those mirrors! I love that pillow! IO love everything you do!

Don't forget the postcards! LOL
Anne

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful transformation... always love white!!! Your pillow is just gorgeous... and love the cup, it's so sweet!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

June said...

Sissie girl, what you did to that mirror is AWESOME! I LOVE it!!! Isn't it amazing what white paint will do to transform things. It was lovely before, but the after is amazing. You did goood girl.
hugs

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Dear sweet Sissie Girl,
Love the newest Sissie pillow, beautiful!!! Love the mirrors too, but I saw something in the reflection that caused me to freak a little & zoom in. What is that dresser painted up cool with the striped mirror on it??? Have I not seen that before? Please show me more! Lisa, your pillow pal.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sissie, love your mirrors and your burlap pillows. You have inspired me to paint a mirror and make a burlap pillow. How much fun that will be?!

Hope your day is blessed!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Marydon said...

Sissie, what an excellent change ... so romantic & elegant vs the old. Your pillows fabulous ...
it is such a joy to view the serenity you share in your home.

Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Riet said...

HI dear Sissie. I love that mirror, the way you change things into something beautiful is marvelous., I love that pillow too.
Have a great day

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The mirror turned out wonderfully. You did a great job, but you always do :-)
Blessings,;
Marcia

Diane said...

Wow you did a fantastic job on that mirror! Love it!
xoxo
Diane

Diane said...

Sissie, do you ever wonder who invented paint?
Give that guy (or gal) a trophy! What would we do without it! Ya did good on that mirror frame, girlfriend!
Diane

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful post as usual, the sweet cup is a real treasure. Your creativity is yummie.
Marcie

Dorthe said...

Hello, dear, and lucky owner of two very beautifull mirrors,
not to talk of your pillow, that are another beauty.
And how wonderfull still to have that little cup, such a treasure.
Hugs and love, dear Sissie

ladydi said...

Hi there

I love the mirrors. White is the way to go. Fabulous job. And the pillow, so sweet. Could you please do a tutorial on the pillows. Myself i am not a sewer but would love to make one like yours. I love your blog and your enthusiasm. Take care.

Dianne

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love how you re-did these mirrors. Sweet vignette with that largest one! Autumn would fight you for the glass Eiffel Tower! :0)

Your pillows always look just perfect!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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