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Sep 5, 2011

Turquoise Mirror and Thrifty Finds

I'm having one of those weeks where I've started a bunch of projects, but have only finished one small piece.  Therefore, I thought I'd share the mirror that I finished and some of my recent thrifty finds.



I painted this gold framed mirror with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Louis Blue and Provence, and then wiped off the excess to show the lovely detail on this frame.


The mirror frame before.  I just started painting it when I realized I hadn't taken a photo.  Just your basic gold frame.



Now for some of my finds.  This was listed as a military crate.



A small roll-top desk.


Another gold framed mirror.



A small secretary.  I think I might have to keep this piece.

Thanks for visiting.

29 comments:

andrea said...

Whoa, my jaw just dropped at the secretary! I've bnever seen one quite like that. What an incredible piece! Love those legs! andrea @ townandprairie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice finds Katie. I love what you did with the mirror. Mirrors are hard to photograph. The reflection looks like a painting. Nice shape on the secretary.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh I love the secretary. I would definitely keep it if I were you!

Mandy said...

Love the mirror! Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them.
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Lisa said...

Whoa! Some amaaazing finds! Definitely a couple of keepers in there!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The mirror is wonderful! I NEED to try some of that paint! I can't wait! ♥

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Love the secretary...I always wanted one myself.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the frame is gorgeous on that mirror!
and i love your finds- the little secretary is adorable!

Judy said...

You did a great job on the mirror and I just love that secretary. Thanks so much for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

What fabulous finds!!

Love the secretary!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabulous finds and I love what you did with the mirror!

Blessings,
Sandi

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The mirror turned out beautifully and I really like that crate. I see many possibilities with it!!

ShannonSews said...

I'm crazy about mirrors and love your turquoise mirror! Looks lovely. I can't get enough of turquoise.

Kahli said...

Great finds Katie. What are you planning to do with your rolltop desk? We had found one as well and have no idea what to with it! I love your turquoise mirror too!

Liz said...

Oh I think I would have to keep that little secretary! Darling!

Come by and say Hi! I'm having a giveaway.:)

~Liz

Anonymous said...

Love the way the mirror came out...very,very pretty. Great finds, too. That last piece is a beauty. Take care. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Those finds are INCREDIBLE!! I love that little desk. How gorgeous is that?

And the mirror looks so lovely with the Annie Sloan paint. I love it!

Sarahx

Sherry said...

Hi Katie,
Your mirror looks wonderful! I like the other pieces too. My fav is that little roll top desk. Very cute. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

mirror looks great and love all the other finds!

come link this up to scrappy saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

Hyphen Interiors said...

Awesome finds and the mirror looks great!

Renee said...

You did a great job on the mirror frame. I actually really like the military crate :)
Renee @ Rustic Crafts

Honey at 2805 said...

The mirror looks great and you found some terrific items. I especially like the secretary and understand why you might keep it! I would!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thanks for linking up to Open House Party. Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

Did you wax your frame after using Annie sloan's? It looks great! Lovely mirror to begin with. I think I would have to keep the secretary. :0 I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thanks for linking up the Authentic Style party at WhisperWood Cottage! Loving all your great finds!! Great vintage pieces allow us to create a truly authentic style!

Ellen said...

Nice job on the mirror, and that secretary is a keeper for sure.
Hugs,
Ellen

Ange said...

That turned out beautifully! Also love that secretary, great find!

MB said...

I love these pieces. One quick question, how hard is it to paint the rolltop portion of a desk? I found an old breadbox with a rolltop but have been putting off refinishing it because I'm not sure how...Thanks MB