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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Another One Bites The Dust!

I had to work today (drats) but I was still plugging away at paint projects after.  I have no faith in this early spring lasting so I'm determined to use every spare minute taking advantage of my outdoor paint workshop!

I broke the bank on this piece at $3.99 at the Salvation Army. ~


It's solid wood and in great shape.  I want this to hang in my front porch so the pine has gotta go.

Here's the usual blah, blah, blah about dobbing different colour paints on it. ~


If you want a full tutorial on this paint technique click Here.

I put a final coat of white paint on and it still didn't look authentic.  I realized the perfect mirror was the problem and scratched some of the silver backing off.

This must have been the best made mirror in history because it was murder getting this little bit off! ~


I may work at that a little more some rainy day.

Here she is all aged. ~


That carving on the top is bothering me a bit, too.  What do you think?  Should I cover it up with something?

I've even made it 3/4's of the way across the garden in digging.  I'm totally impressing myself this week with my "get er done" attitude.  My lazy streak is bound to kick in verrrry soon!

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31 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful...looks like a totally different piece...love the way it turned out

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    1. Thanks, Phyllis! It may get a little more done to it.

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  2. Lynn @ www.etsy.com/2becherished23 March 2012 at 11:57

    Love the new look, it will look great on the porch.

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  3. Love the driftwood finish! Come over and show me how to do Alana's coffee table properly! xo wendy

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  4. You know me and blue, I LOVE THE MIRROR, it looks amazing.

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    1. Thanks. There are a couple of shades of blue and a grey under the white.

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  5. What a great transformation! I am bookmarking this technique to use on a few garage sale pieces I have that need a serious transformation, too.

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    1. Jenny, I haven't sanded back once since I started layering this way. I'm a lazy girl!

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  6. I love it. I do not paint much as it wears me out. I love your wheel barrow below with patina. I would not have one without. I have one rusted out and with holes. BTW I have tried to add you and many others to my blog roll and I am not being allowed to save the action and it has been that way for two months.

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  7. I tried to distress a mirror recently and found it really hard as well, then I smashed it by accident -uh oh !
    Your little mirror is great, if you don't like the carving, how about a piece of punched tin Maureen ? !

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    1. I pinned 3 different ways of distressing the mirror and none of them worked! Punched tin is a good idea.

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  8. Oh I like it! Live with the carving for a week and if it still bothers you try a wooden decoration piece.

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    1. So far, it is still bothering me so I may have to do something like that. Loved your Sunday post!

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  9. Get 'er done in deed. This is awesome xo

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  10. I love this mirror Maureen! Your paint technique makes it look perfectly shabby and gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. It's the least labour intensive technique I've used in years of doing shabby chic.

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  11. It looks wonderful, Maureen!! The paint technique is perfect!! You have been one busy lady!!

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  12. This is so beautiful Maureen! I love the technique and the result. Also, yes, I am loving myself some yellow too.

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  13. I love this project Maureen! I love old windows. They have so much character. I found you on No Minimalist Here party.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. I love working my way through the projects on No Minimalist Here. I'm a shameless copier!

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  14. I love how it turned out, you would not even know it was the same mirror. Loving your paint technique, it is so pretty now and great job. She's at the right age now. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  15. Wow, that is so cool...... I am always looking for an old window. Mine would never turn out that good. Great job...

    Rhonda

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda. Honestly, I would tell you if this was difficult to do. The worse you are at painting, the better it looks. I just gob it up like a lot of bad paint jobs were done before mine.

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  16. Very nice!! Thank you so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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