Thursday, February 21, 2013

Curbside Mirrors and Indecisive

I seem to be in an indecisive mood today.  My husband picked up two mirrors curbside a while ago.  I worked on one of them, but I'm not sure I'm finished with it.

My living room changes constantly, because I either sell something in it, or I keep changing my mind about what I want in it, or how I want things to look.

This is the before.

I gave it a couple coats of white paint, followed by a little antiquing, and a bit of distressing.

However, I'm thinking about doing a finish similar to the frames I shared with you.

Hmmmmm.  Should I change it?

I gave the table it's sitting on the same finish, but I'm starting to hate it.  I may just switch it out for a different table, or stand.  I have a couple in the abyss.

I'm also thinking about doing something different with the other mirror.  Maybe a chalkboard, sign......, not sure.

Here are some of the other frames I'm working on.

See the one in the middle?  I kinda reconfigured it.

I turned it upside down, added a clay rose, and attached an architectural fragment.

I'm not sure if this finish will stay, or if it's going to be a message board...... Decisions, decisions.

Sharing With:
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Be Inspired Friday


Anne said...

Great frames Rosemary!Yes chalkboard would look cool in that one frame!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are amazingly talented, lady!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

They are all so pretty. I love the center one that you turned upside down...gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what you choose to do!!! the blueish tint in the example you showed...nice!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rosemary, I just love that blue and white frame. As far as I am concerned you could paint all your frames like that...GORGEOUS! PLEASE show us how to get that look! I would love you to do a tutorial!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I wish I had those decisions to make, Rosemary! I love the finish you did on the previous frames, but I also like how you did the mirror. It's a tough call, but if you are going to keep it, I'd go with my gut. : )

Faded Charm said...

Oh, Rosemary....all these mirrors are beautiful. I don't think you can wrong with anything you decide:-)


Heaven's Walk said...

Curbside??? Seriously??? You must live in a treasure box of a town, girl! Wow! I would love to see that beautiful blue technique on your big mirror. It adds so much depth and character! I love seeing those big mirrors propped up against a bedroom wall. Sooo pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I vote for a chalkboard for the other frame too. I love how you think outside the box Rosemary and add other elements to what's already there.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh, I like what you did with the center frame.... more to my liking. The big mirror looks wonderful, but if you decide on changing it to the bluish style go for it if you want a little bit of color..... either way would look fantastic. I know decisions decisions.... it can drive you crazy sometimes.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh I love your curbside mirror--what an amazing difference! That oval frame is gorgeous! Do you ever just sell empty frames? You do such a great job with the finishes I bet people would buy them just to set around on their own.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Great finish! But I like the other one better, I think it is because of the colour though! Really all of them are beautiful... I think the blue would be beautiful with any of your lavender creations too!
All the Best,

Olive said...

That first mirror is amazing because it was not pretty before but not touched by you it is! Thank you for your beautiful and kind comment about our Clovis today. It means so much to us, Olive

The Refeathered Roost said...

Well I will tell you what's for sure... whatever you decide, if you're doing will be gorgeous. Not been around long but been around long enough to know that!

Anne said...

It's all so beautiful. Love all the frames and that mirror is gorgeous!!!! I think I might paint it grey. What a great guy you have :)

Barbara Jean said...

I love the mirror just the way you did it, and love the other frames too.

I try to leave mirrors, and not just make them frames. Frames are easier to find than mirrors, but of course it is all up to you.


Trish @ painting vintage ... AND the stuff I do said...

what a lucky find! I love the finish on all your others but in answer to your question... NOPE! leave the white mirror as is, it's divine, seriously!!!

Maureen said...

Well, that's clever to turn the mirror upside down. Love it! It must be Feb. that brings on the indecision. I'm stumped on everything right now.

Taylor de Sa said...

I love that you thought to add that clay rose. Beautifully done! I prefer the lighter distressed finish. :)

pballard said...

Lovely finds, lovely paint. Which I could find curbside stuff. I am always looking! Have a great weekend.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the blue color of the frame and that is what I would want my mirror by you to look like
I am home from work today enjoying the snow from our blizzard

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I really love that blue/white frame, but I love the look you have on the curbside mirror too.


fleurcottage said... can people just throw beautiful things like these mirrors away?!! love, LOVE!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great collection of mirrors. Great details. You do have some serious decisions to make, but I bet they will be even more incredible when you give it your magic touch.

Victoria said...

Wow, hubby scored finding that mirror! And more points for picking it up and bringing it home to you:) I think it looks amazing after you gave it your magic touch!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I would love to see the mirror with the blue (although it looks pretty as is too)!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Decisions, decisions, but you go with your gut, girl, it always guides you in the right direction...your work is fab-u-lous!