Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm in LOVE! I'm in LOVE and I DON'T care who knows it!!!!!!!!

Have to once again, give a shout out to "All Things Thrifty" (link on my other blog) and Danielle, for teaching me how to glaze!!!!!!!!!!!!! And giving me the great idea to do this! I can't tell you enough how much I love my mirror and table!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have the greatest camera, so if you can't tell the mirror is green, kind of a yellowy green. Learn how to glaze on "All things thrifty"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mirror and side table

Ok- so the following was inspired by All things thrifty and then my sister Danielle (specific post on her project)

I needed a new mirror, and the end table- well, I just love furniture....! So with the help of All things thrifty and Danielle, I got KILZ2 primer, they suggested spray paint, but I have an apartment, so I painted it on. I didn't even have to sand paper ANYTHING! It was great! I just washed the furniture before I painted it.

Don't you LOVE the mirror?!!!!!! I just don't know what colors to do yet. I will either do the green that is my hutch, the blue that is on my frames, or introduce red! I have red flowers in my pillows, and I thought if I did red, it would make them pop. Mike is weary of the red, but he's weary of everything I do before I do it, and then he likes it in the end.

I'm also debating how I want to use them, the mirror over the table? (not ontop, just above it) so they go together- or- mirror by itself and table in between my blue chairs......

I've been needing a mirror, Nate and Brooke's cat accidentally broke our mirror, knocked it over. It was kind of funny, there were paw prints all over the area, just like Cinderella when the cat leaves his prints all over the floor- ok but the broken mirror part was really sad- because Mike and I made that mirror together....... :( So- Brooke bought us a beautiful mirror, a really nice one. But it wouldn't fit in this apartment, because there's a heater switch where we would put the mirror...... the mirror was REALLY BIG. SO- with my returning talent capabilities, I returned it, without a receipt- which is a shame, because like I said, it was a really nice mirror. And I have been on the search for a new mirror ever since. couldn't find one. Then to my lovely surprise, there was a garage sale on our street, with this beauty.

"How much?"


Hmmmmm.... I look around for other things that I want- I saw a GREAT cookie sheet, GREAT condition! And I said- I'll get it if you throw this in too.



Then I saw this table- how much?



The great thing is I could use the left over money from returning the mirror to buy supplies, guilt free. And all that supplies adds up quickly. The glaze alone was 15! yowsa! Plus primer, plastic sheet, etc. The good thing is- I can reuse all this stuff for other projects, the glaze will last me for many projects to come, same with primer, and the nicer brush I bought. It all worked out really perfectly.

ONE thing I did differently this time around- instead of using painters plastic, I got some vinyl from walmart for 99 cents a yard, and layed that down. It was cheaper, and heavier, and way more sturdy, stayed in place, didn't move when I walked on it. So I could lay it on my carpet without worrying about paint seeping through or ripping. I though it was pretty clever!

So- any opinions on colors? or where I should put them- I guess I probably should have put a picture of my room up....... right now it's covered in sheets..... maybe later I will take a pic to give you an idea.