Tuesday, January 3, 2012

White Delight

We found a jewel on Craigslist this past summer.  I loved the mirror so much I decided to keep her.  The dresser and mirror together were a $75 bundle.








She sat in the garage for all of autumn, because I just didn't have time for her.  Once I had decided to keep her, I had to get other jobs done first.  Isn't that how it always goes? 








The mirror is utter romance.  Just look at it.








I love my metal bench reflected in the mirror here.








The age and crackle of the mirror is what sold me.  I have not ever seen a mirror on a piece of furniture like this that was this far gone.  Infact, it looks even older in person.  My photos really don't do her justice to her beauty.








Originally, I purchased the dresser with an oak finish.  It was nice and clean, but I'm not that into oak right now, so I whitewashed her in more of a rustic style to blend with my front room decor.








The top trim on the mirror.








And here, reflecting my front room again.
She's going to be the perfect spot for collections and seasonal displays.


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32 comments:

The Polished Pebble said...

Your dresser is wonderful...lucky find!!!!!

xoxo kelley

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A lovely piece and I especially like how you distressed the detail on the mirror. What a great find!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Andrea, the dresser is wonderful and you are so right, the mirror is totally romantic. You did a great job.

Happy New Year!

Barb

Linda said...

It turned out stunning! What a difference to white wash it. It now has a very romantic elegant look.

Barb and Dell said...

Andrea, you have turned it into a beautiful piece! I love it. What a great find.
Barb

anangloinquebec said...

Lovely!! REally nice! I love it when a piece comes together like this. Great find

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Ohhh, she's a stunner! I would have kept this one, too!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an awesome $75 deal you got on this piece...her makeover looks outstanding and thanks for sharing at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Sylvia said...

You had me at "jewel on craigslits"...complete romance for sure!!!

Your new follower,
Sylvia

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello ... it's nice to meet and follow you.
stop by sometime.


ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

fleurcottage said...

oh, i love this! finds like these are sooo fun & it reflects the beauty of your home!

Myric said...

I love how it turned out!

It is very nice to meet you! I am a new follower!

xoxo
Myric

sissie said...

I love your beautiful dresser and the patina on the mirror is so wonderful.
thanks for becoming a new follower on my blog and thanks for the nice comment. I'm following you too and will be back often.

hugs
Sissie

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

Andrea,
You found a treasure there. The mirror is so romantic and unique. What a great space to display holiday decor. You should show it again with all your Valentine lovelies.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Vintage Home said...

Oh wow that mirror is amazing!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, andrea! that is just beautiful! and YES on that mirror! i hate when clients want to get new mirrors put in their pieces- i am like can't you see the charm and history??? anyhow, amazing!

Lorraine said...

Wow, good call painting the dresser and mirror white, it changes everything! Simply beautiful, great job!

A Cottage Muse said...

That is a fabulous piece...what a lucky find!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful dresser--you did an amazing job on it!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

She looks gorgeous in white!!
Michelle

Melissa said...

So pretty! Love the mirror!!

Pam said...

I can see why you fell in love with that mirror. Very pretty and aged to perfection. Great job on the whitewash.

Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous, Andrea! I love this piece!!! You did a wonderful job painting and distressing her. :)

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love this dresser and the mirror is amazing! That was quite a find!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love that crackle in the mirror. Wonderful makeover. The paint choice was perfect for it.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

So cute!!! Love that patina on the mirror!
♥Linsey

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Andrea, this piece is one that I could fall for!! I just love your paint technique. I thought the paint was original at first. Great Job! so glad you linked up for the party! xo

Jann Olson said...

Hi Andrea, Oh how I love this piece! The mirror, yes, yes is absolutely wondeerful! What a great job you did painting both pieces. Love the white. Where are you putting this sweet piece? Hope to see a post of it in it's new home.
Jann

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

I love this and want it! Great job!

PS I'd pick the 'earth and sky' pallet too. :)

Kelli

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, that was some find for only $75. I love the mirror too, and the white really makes the whole piece more beautiful!

Kat :)

Kelsey said...

WOWWW!!! I'm in love with that dresser...that mirror...SWOON! You did a great job bringing the character out. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...and for your sweet comment on my hutch. :)

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