Sunday, 9 February 2014

Mirror, Mirror ...

I have been after a mirror to go on the wall of what is now the guest room for some time.  Even when Gemma was still at home I was looking out for a mirror, preferably one with a little shelf incorporated in it as there isn't space for a dressing table.  I finally found the kind of mirror I wanted in a charity shop last week, for just £2.50!  The downside was that at the time it looked like this:

Not quite right for the green and purple room I have created, but I had a vision, and when Richard got home he had a chisel!  By the next day, the flowerpot elements had been removed, the mirror was masked off and four coats of pale green paint had been added:

At this point I started to panic about ruining it, so I just added a few highlights around the edges with darker green and gold paint, and added a painted wooden laser cut embellishment to the top, and here it is, ready to hang!


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous - what a lucky charity shop find :-)

  2. Absolutely fabulous find and love what you've done to it!