Yard Sale Find Mirror

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in chalk paint, kitchen, yard sale | 17 comments

This weekend was a great yard sale weekend!

The neighborhood 1 street over from me was having their big community yard sale!  Gotta love one of those!

I turned up a couple of GREAT treasures!

Me and my little Lila Mae set out about 7:00 am.  She was on the lookout for “teacher stuff.”

She hit the jackpot with a teacher who had cleaned out her classroom and was selling bulletin board kits, flash cards and books!  She wanted to get home and play as quick as she could! She did hang with me for a while longer!

She is not into vintage finds just yet, but it is fun to have a little companion 🙂

Here is one of my finds. . . for $5!  It is old.  The frame is made of wood.  I just love it!

Here is what I started with.

Great mirror.  The finish was not bad.  I just wanted something lighter.  I am trying to kill so much gold in my house.

I still like small doses, but I thought that paint would be great for this!

I started with a sample “oops” paint that I got at Home Depot for 50 cents.

(I have got to remember to check for those more often!)

I did leave some of the gold showing through.

The next coat was Annie Sloan chalk paint.

I bought 2 new colors last week!  I was looking forward to having a project for them!

I chose Country Grey.

I did not cover up all of the gold or blue.

Next, I sanded is all very lightly with a fine sand paper.  I just wanted to reveal a little of the gold and blue that I had covered.

I finished it off with a little dark wax in a few places.

And, here is the final result.

I had no idea where I was going to hang this mirror when I got it.

I just knew that I could find it a good new home.

I just bought this antique drop leaf table at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago.  You can read about that here.

I did like the pictures that I had hanging above this table, but I had really bought them for my master bedroom.

Also, this is a really tight little pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room.  A mirror is a good choice for here!  It helps to keep it from feeling too cramped!

I love how you can see all of the detail in the corners.

I love my flying pig!  (Random – I know?!)

Now, I just need to get something to hang over the mirror.

I have a few ideas.

Hope you had good luck with the yard sales this weekend!

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  1. Beautiful mirror with great detail. I love your flying pig also. I collect them!

    • How funny! I collect them too! I love the “whimsy” they give to a room 🙂

  2. I have had a little flying pig above my rear-view mirror in the car for years. Reminds me of the possibility of the day—“when pigs fly!”

    • I have never seen it! I guess I like the possibilities that it inspires! Happy Memorial Day!

  3. It makes the walk-through so bright! I love it!

  4. I spy some SLAH items! For the two years or so I sold SLAH I really learned the products. We were on a garden tour a few weeks ago and I kept spying SLAH items outside and through the windows. Funny how that works! Your mirror turned out glorious! I didn’t realize there was so much texture on it until you showed a close-up. You must have some pretty fabulous yard sales in your part of the country.

    • I still love some of my old SLAH stuff! I sold for a couple of years – maybe 3? I enjoyed it at the time! As for the yard sales, I have been finding some of the best stuff I have ever found! I am not going to be able to go to any this weekend – we are going to be at church camp. Looks like someone else will have to grab all of the goodies this weekend!

  5. Wow! Love it! I’ve pinned it to my DIY board and would love for you to share on our Creative Corner Blog Hop. It starts on Monday’s and is open all week – http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/05/creative-corner-blog-hop_28.html

  6. Oh wow, you did a great job. And I love the table & accessories with it too. You have wonderful taste! Thank you so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  7. I collect mirrors – this one was pretty, then you took it to another level. The details are amazing. What is SLAH? (If I can be nosy.)

  8. Love ASCP and what you did with it on this mirror.

    • Thanks! I LOVE this paint! I want to try every color! So far, I have bought 4 colors and have been so pleased with all of them. Next, I want to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I am not sure when and how it is going to be available? I need to check on that!

  9. Love your mirror, it is absolutely fabulous. It looks perfect hanging above the table and I totally love your vignette. The wire cloche with pig is fabulous. I hope you will link to Table Top Tuesday with your vignettes, stunning. Hugs, Marty

  10. You did a great job on this! I love the look of layers of paint. Isn’t it fun to find something at a yard sale and transform it into a piece that you’re really proud of? 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

    • I love a good yard sale transformation! Thanks for hosting the party!


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