On a recent trip a few months ago, I found this nice- big mirror at my favorite antique store. Mirror Mirror…it’s huge, it’s heavy and it’s old! I loved it but I also loved the price, especially when I asked for a better price. My niece moved into her own place a few months ago and I remember her sifting thru a catalog and pointing out how much she wanted a large -cool mirror for her place. Well…
ended up buying it and hauling it home to get it cleaned up, painted and looking pretty perky! (In all honestly I was pretty freaked that during the 13 hour drive home, somehow it would crash into a million pieces.) Thank God it didn’t- I’d have been heartbroken!
I started with removing the backing on it because it was brittle and had some water damage (as you can see),
I found this cute little dead ms. ladybug—kinda vintage,
cause I’m assuming she’s been trapped in there a long-long time. Anyhow, finally got it cleaned off and repaired and painted. Here are some closeups
I chose a sunflower yellow to go with her decor and highlighted some areas with antiquing!
Can’t wait to get her hung up, once we do – I will post a better picture. I hope Jacq loves her house warming gift as much as I do–or it’s coming back home with me 😉