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Mirror, Mirror

February 22, 2012
by thenestinggame

So, I mentioned at the end of Monday’s post that I picked up a couple more things on my impromptu outing on Saturday.

After a haggle with the lady at St. Vincent de Paul society thrift store, we knocked $12 off this mirror. She did tell me that she loves it when “young people buy old things” and tried to tell me how I could fix the broken eagle’s wing. I didn’t have the heart to tell her the eagle was, shall we say, on the endangered species list? I handed her $28 and she told me she hates Rooms-to-Go.

I’m hoping to take it from this….

to this…

{via Veranda and Family Circle}

I’m like, dorkily excited about this one.

Next door,  I spied this rick rack mirror. When I saw it was under 20 bucks, I pounced. The frame is plastic, but the mirror itself is surprisingly heavy.

Haven’t decided on what to do with this one. May leave it as-is, may paint it. But here’s some good inspiration.

{via here, here and here}

I plan to keep the mirror in the frame, not replace it with a chalkboard or bulletin board. Only problem is I am running out of walls. And have too many mirrors.

Too bad.

What do you think? Which one do you like most?

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  1. February 22, 2012 9:25 am

    If only I were there, I’d happily take the gold one of your hands if only to ‘help’ you out! I’ve been looking for one shaped like that. They are both beautiful though and will no doubt be quite striking.

  2. February 22, 2012 11:24 am

    Give me both of them when you’re done.

  3. Debbie permalink
    February 22, 2012 3:39 pm

    oooh I love both of them! Done in either the white or turquoise would look stunning!! You sound like me – when we moved the movers couldn’t believe how many mirrors were in my possession! lol

  4. February 22, 2012 5:35 pm

    i LOLed at the eagle being on the endangered species list.

  5. February 22, 2012 10:52 pm

    I love both mirrors. I have a little obsession going on with mirrors and I’m out of wall space so I feel where you are coming from. I’m painting a mirror just like the first one right now. I’m using Annie Sloan French Linen with Coco accents. Love the turquoise for a bold statement but white is never wrong.

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 24, 2012 10:27 am

      Ooooh. I haven’t tried the Chalk paint yet. Do you like working with it?

  6. Pam permalink
    February 23, 2012 3:22 pm

    I picked up a beautiful (with an ugly finish) ornate mirror similar to the eagle one. I love it and I have plans for it, but I’m so nervous to ruin it before it gets gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the process pics to help me out some. Good finds!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 24, 2012 10:26 am

      I have all the confidence in the world that you will make it lovely!

  7. February 24, 2012 1:48 pm

    Great mirror finds! You can never have too many mirrors :)Especially that rick rack one – it would make a great message board. I just painted one similar to the St. Vincent mirror and painted it kelly green. I posted about it last week. I’ve got two more on my list so this inspiration helps. Thanks!!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 24, 2012 4:20 pm

      I love your green mirror! Great job!

      And from a quick glance at your blog—I love that yarn and tissue flower wreath so much! AAAND, how did you spray the inside of those lampshades? Taped the outside super well?

      • February 24, 2012 4:58 pm

        Thanks! :) On the lamp shades, I lucked out. I had an extra one that would be my test subject and since it was pretty much already trashed (and I’m rather impatient to wait and tape both shades) , I didn’t tape it, just laid it on its side. Turns out that oval shape worked great as I never got a lick of paint on the outside. I just did light and even coats and never had to tape. Thank god!

  8. February 29, 2012 9:34 am

    Oh wow! I just bought the same curvy, gold mirror! I’m not sure what color I will paint it either but I already hung it in the half bath. I love the scale.

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 29, 2012 11:16 am

      How funny! I have been taking down all the mirrors in our house trying to switch them up with one of the new ones.

  9. Angela permalink
    February 29, 2012 12:41 pm

    I too have a mirror obsession, so many mirrors so little wall space left to hang one. I keep aksing my Mom “How many mirrors can you hang in a room?”

    In my bedroom I have 3! Yup, thats right, but not one on the ceiling, get your mind outta the gutter.

    Love all your mirror purchases.

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