Thursday, August 25, 2011
Great Finds - Old Mirror
This has been the greatest yard sale summer for finding interesting "old" treasures. Some of them I plan to remake; others look amazing just as they are.
Like this old mirror I found at a country estate sale. It was propped up against the side of an old shed and covered in dirt and mud dobbers' nests. I really debated about whether to get it, because it is seriously heavy. In fact I had decided to pass on it, but the people were wheelin' and dealin' with such great prices that I threw out "$3", and they said "sold". I know. I stole it, and I should probably feel bad. But it was one of those sales where they just want everything gone, and they still had about 3 buildings and a yard full of stuff to get rid of.
After cleaning up the mirror, I decided I really loved her character and patina, just as is. I mean how many tutorials have you read that show you how to get a new mirror to look just like this? As I sat her in my garden room, I knew she was home, and she was already perfect.
Can you see the patina in the mirroring?
I wonder why the frame has green on one side
and aqua on the other?
Sure wish I knew her whole life's story.
Here she is in place.
I love how the blue ceiling looks in the reflection.
I'll bet she's older than my house.
I can't wait to show you some of my other great finds,
so hurry back.
Thanks for stopping by,