~100 YEAR OLD MIRROR~
Isn't this a delightfully sweet old mirror?
On the way home from Tennessee last week my Mr. AGPMan and I stopped for a rest in the LITTLE Oklahoma town of Checotah. It was there, in a tiny (but wonderful) Antique Shoppe, that I spotted this one hundred year old beauty. I was near faint. It really doesn't take much to get me excited! :) I'm especially crazy-happy when the price tag of something super-freak-out-wonderful is within my budget! :)
As I've shared with you for the past 16 months or so, I love shopping for vintage finds! Wandering around old downtown Checotah made me sooo happy! I found it to be an interesting place...and if you recognize the name a wee bit it MIGHT be because it is the hometown of none other than our own talented Oklahoma singer, Carrie Underwood (they must be proud of her because her picture is EVERYWHERE!).
~PERFECTLY SHABBY CHIC~
The mirror was weathered and had been painted a dark golden-coppery color. Still...she was in fine condition and perfect for the entry of my La Chaumiere de Briarwood. So...I paid the sweet lady at the counter and crammed my latest conquest inside the U-Haul we were towing with our SUV.
Now...with a little bit of help from my trusty-can't-live-without-it ZINSSER Primer (you remember it, don't you?) I began the old girl's transformation!
~CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT ZINSSER~
I painted out most (but not all) of the metallic coppery paint and then let it dry overnight. Next came two FEATHERY coats of Behr's Cottage White paint. I used a sponge brush to do the painting because it's easier to control than a bristle brush!
Since I wanted some of the metallic paint to show I went back and distressed the mirror with medium grit sand paper. Now she is simply GORGEOUS...almost looks like she was coated with old Gesso and then aged for 75 years! Yummo!
As soon as I get the roses painted on the the 3rd Chair I showed you a couple of days ago I'll give you a peek at her makeover as well!
Hope your Tuesday is simply wonderful!