Jun 23, 2010

Shabby Roses Mirror...

Today it happened...
blue skies...and...
 Seattle reached seventy five degrees!

It might not sound like much, but we have set a new record.
It has been nine full months!
272 long days!
Since the last time we enjoyed 75 or more degrees,
And I certainly enjoyed today:-)))


So...  on with the mirror makeover...

(click photos to enlarge)

A fun pretty photo to start....


Here is the before....


I picked this up at yes...
a garage sale.

A plastic mirror with beige and gold tone roses,
That Mike was not happy to see me carrying around :-)


A fresh paint job...
and a few roses tossed about,
and I am so happy!


Shabby painted roses...


Fresh roses too (just for fun)
High Hopes. and Gertrude Jekyll.




Now.. how will I can get the roses to stay in place
 when I hang it up?

Today I am joining Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage


Thanks for visiting me today!

33 comments:

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) What a terrific treasure you found while out garage sale-ing! And you've given it such a fantastic makeover...I really love it! It is beautiful!

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

Cabin and Cottage said...

He should know better by NOW! Isn't it amazing what a paint job can do? Great transformation! I'm glad to hear the weather transformed a little too! Jacqueline

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, its so pretty! Nice paint job!

Donna said...

Oh wow! Your mirror is just stunning, and I would never have guess that it is plastic! I thought for sure it was carved wood! Love your transformation. Hard to believe that someone would want to part with it!

Victorian1885 said...

Bella you had done a wonderful transformation! Very chic! Have a good weekend!

Wanda

Heather said...

That turned out beautiful! I love it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It is beautiful! I would just adhere the roses with hot glue. I saw on another blog that a lady uses a thimble on her finger so she won't burn herself! I loved that idea! It has saved me from being burned all the time!

Carol

Crafty Batches said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Bella, your blog is beautiful! ~Sam

Annastacia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you added the roses!

Jussara Gehrke said...

thank you for your visit and comment
Yes, I live in a beautiful place, a paradise

your blog is very beautiful, I love it!

hugs
Juju

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

YUMMY~LICIOUS....just lovely !
Our favorite flower of course,
Rose

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Opps...meant to ask you...what Brand and "color" of paint did you use to paint this please...looks like a "chalky" type..which is perfect for most of my projects.

Rose

Saltbox Treasures said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. Your blog is gorgeous; love all your things!!! Yes, I am close. I am in Brush Prairie, Washington. Do you have your own shop? Love your gardens. We have also have a picket fence and lots of the same flowers. Love the David Austin roses. We have 2 large rose gardens in front of our picket fence. I am new to blogging, and this whole new world of talented women is amazing. I am constantly inspired. Looking forward to following your blog and adventures.
~ Julie

Saltbox Treasures said...

Your camera looks like it takes amazing pics. I am shopping for a new one. Can you share which camera you have? Thanks much!
~ Julie

Olga said...

Wonderful transformation! The fresh roses look so lovely on it. Enjoy the blue skies and warm weather.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

NICE MIRRORS :)
Have a nice day
Håkan

daniela rota nodari said...

Dear Bella,
wowwwwwww!!!
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you added the roses!!!!!
Thak you for lovely comment!!!

kissssssss <3
Daniela Dream Shabby Chic

Seaside Rose Creations said...

It's GORGEOUS. What a find!!!

Sheila said...

OH WOW, what a gorgeous mirror frame. I would have picked it up and had tears streaming down my face at the garage sale, being so happy to find such a beauty. You did a great job on painting it and putting the pops of color on it. Wonderful... Sheila

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Bella, such a pretty mirror.. I would drag the mirror everywhere I go rather than regret doing it later.. teehee..

the mirror looks pretty after a coat of paint!.

Tina Eudora said...

Hello Bella;
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment about the camisole. Wow Seattle sounds like my kind of place, I hate heat (I know how sick is that) I dislike perspiring or having the sun burning down on my skin..ugh~
Oh and the mirror is gorgeous, you did a fabulous job and created a treasure, I'm feeling inspired!
Tina xo

Fågel Blå said...

Ohhh so lovely photos, and this mirror so beautiful!
Kathrine

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Great transformation with the mirror! I would have never guessed it was plastic either...it looks like wood! I love it with the new paint job...a definite improvement. The roses look lovely on it too; I suppose you could use silk roses and hot glue them on if you wanted to keep that same look.... I'm inspired now to try and do something with my rummage sale vases that are still sitting in my spare bedroom!

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a beautiful makeover and what a gem of a find! I never would have guessed it was plastic. I thought for sure it was metal, plaster - something heavy. It looks amazing now!

Jeanine

stefanie said...

what a find!!!! gorgeous!!!!

La Maison Reid said...

Incredible. Who would have thought? I'll sure think twice next time I see something plastic and dismiss it as ugly. You made it so lovely!

Melissa said...

I love it especially in the staging you used for the photo with the real roses...

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Bella,
Love your mirror transformation, so very pretty and romantic. The real roses are charming with it, too. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, my friend. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

Laura said...

Your mirror is just beautiful.
I am so glad I found your blog- I am now a follower, and I plan to get caught up on previous posts.

Stop by,

Laura
White Spray Paint

I am emailing you a photography question because I have the same camera.

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

Looks beautiful!!!!! i love that you also added some color with the other roses!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Ok, wowwww, I'm speechless!!
Wowwwwwwww!
Fra

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Michella said...

OOOHHHH MYYYY WORD!!! Again... sooo beautiful!! I don't know if you can tell that I loooove roses from my blog, but they are my favorite flower!!
You did a great job painting and distressing the mirror and I love the mix of the fresh flowers as well!!! I think you need to submit your photos for some kind of contest or card company or something!! You really do amazing work!!! Any pointers??? :))
Love it all~~~~
~ Michella ~