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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cool mirror.... B&A....

Today I am joining Kim for her Best of 2010 Boring to Better projects.  Although, I have had many this year, this personally was one of my favorites.  Thanks Kim for hosting.

Took a little trip to GW yesterday and I found a very cool old mirror. I did a little research on the company and it turns out it was pretty popular in the day...and what I am gathering the mirror is from the 50's. For 4.99 I thought I will come up with something cool and fun to do with it.
 If you know anything more about this company let me know:)
Got out a new fun color by Krylon. Glazed and sanded, found a cute little initial decal, and BAM! Now where to put it is another story, I do however have two places in mind another post to follow on that.
So cute, oh where or where to put it??
This is something my Mom recently made for cute is this? I do get a lot of company and it is a nice thing to have.
And here is where the mirror wound up after all

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Blogger Melissa said...

The aqua looks great on the mirror!! I've always thought that having a guest book is a great idea.

August 17, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Jeralee said...

Love that mirror! I picked up a mirror at GW yesterday also!

August 17, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

cute mirror Deb!!!

August 17, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Cute mirror and love the color change! A guest book is an awesome idea. We have one at the family home up state and it is so much fun to look back over the years and see who has visited and what exciting happened during their stay! Take care :)

August 17, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Biljana said...

The Mirror is so pretty and cute:))
Hugs, Biljana

August 17, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger La said...

I love the color you chose for the mirror. That round pillow on the bed in you guest room is wonderful! La

August 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

The mirror looks great, Debbie!...Christine

August 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi there Debbie,
I LOVE your mirror makeover! The color is fabulous! Do you mind sharing the name of it? I went to the G.W. today too in hopes of finding some treasures to revamp and had no luck! I guess that I should be happy with all the loot I found at last weekends garage sales! The guest book your mom made is so pretty! What a thoughtful gift!

August 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ack!!! Sorry, I totally just clicked on the wrong post to link up!!! Sorry about that!

August 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love the mirror! It looks great and I like the color!

Thought I would link up my windows before and after!

Thanks for hosting!

August 17, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Cutest mirror...
M looks great!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

August 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh goodness, I was just trying to link up but I got an error 504 message??? So I canceled it and came back but now the linky thing isn't showing up!!!

I love your mirror! It looks mahvelous:)

August 17, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That looks really good!!!

August 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that mirror looks great. Looks like we kind of did the same colors on today's projects except mine is rub n buff and then glaze. That guest book is so nice that your mom made.

August 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh Debbie, I love the mirror! You know where it would look so great? In my new bathroom! :)

August 17, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love the mirror. Where did you find the great vinyl. I have only ordered mine on line.

August 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute mirror make over! Love the M on it!!

August 17, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the mirror re-do, it looks great in aqua!
And that guestbook is super sweet!

August 17, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Awesome job on the mirror, seriously! I love the coloring you did on that. You are growing in fame. You were on again at 10:15pm last night, HGTV and then hold on to your seat now, again today at 6:30pm, HGTV. Primetime baby! That's right!

August 17, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Love the mirror,especially the color. I am sure you will find the perfect place for it. Aqua or teal seems to be the "in" color this year from clothes to home accessories. It really goes with so many other colors.

August 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

I love that color on the mirror! I need that color for a pot that needs painting on my porch. Smart decal too!

August 17, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Leanne said...

Love, love, love that mirror. And that guest book is such a cute idea. Thanks for hosting again. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week. If you've organized anything, link up. I would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway you can enter even if you don't link.

August 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the makeover you gave the mirror! Love the color! Would you share the color and maybe a short tutorial? Love the guest book. We keep a guest book/journal at our condo on Anna Maria Island. It is so much fun to read and see what other family members and friends had to say about their visit and what they did while they were there.

~ Tracy

August 17, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your bedspread and pillows! The room looks so homey and interesting with all the textures and colors. The mirror was great too. What a find!


August 17, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Howdy! This blonde cowgirl is linked Up!! Yippee I remembered the day!! The mirror is gorgeous, where did you get the "M"? It seems as if everyone has a Cricut....I 'm holding off, but it sure would be nice.


August 17, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Recaptured Charm said...

Great colour Debbie! Love the monogram.

August 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Cute Mirror! Great job!

August 17, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the way that mirror turned out and I have the perfect spot for it...(wink)


August 17, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Kitty Deschanel said...

That mirror is so cute! I'm looking forward to visiting all these great blogs :)

August 17, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger CHERI said...

I just love all the projects...especially the mirror and your guest book. I have been on the search for awhile for a great frame for LITTLE $$$$. I want to transform it into a message board or ????? Love the new look on your blog...I haven't visited in awhile but I'll be back!

August 17, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the paint color and the mirror is fabulous...what a find!


August 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mirror is stunning! Great blue, that is! Warm warm warm!

Before and After is really cool! :) :)

p.s. that guest book looks beautiful.

August 18, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

The mirror is super cute and the idea of a guestbook for your guests is so neat!! I love that=)) I bet it'll bring you memories for years to come.

August 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

This is great Debbie! How nice for your guests to leave you a note!!

August 18, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Love that Mirror! It turned out just adorable, Debbie! :)

August 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

Love your mirror makeover. Very nice blog...........

August 18, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love the mirror the paint you did is perfrct .Yes that company was very famous in the 50,s You know the wall shelfs Grama had in her liveing room over the sofa they where from that company ,I have them now on the sides of my mirror with my lenox birds.So gald everyone likes the guest book :)

August 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I have a mirror very similiar to your and had to go check the back! But, alas, if it is a Turner the tag is long gone!
Thanks for sharing and for hosting!
Decided to follow along!

August 18, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger kathie said...

Debbie~ Hi! I've tried to add your button to my blog (A Few Good Pieces) and I keep getting an error message... I am so sorry it's not up yet! Any suggestions?

August 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger kathie said...

Sorry, me again :) Keep getting an html error saying the code is unfinished? when i try to paste your blog button, but I got the saturday garage sale button to work ?!? So I used that one, is that ok? Sorry to be such a bother, I love your blog, and I LOVE the mirror!

August 18, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger SparkleFarkel said...

"M" is for marvelous makeover!

August 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger GoodyGirlRed said...

Love the aqua on the mirror--great choice!

August 18, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the invite, I thought it had to be furniture - I just linked up. I posted up the hump picture with your blog url - not sure of the protocol.

From now on I'm in! Thanks again.


August 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Love that retro label on the back of the mirror! Good deal lady!! All looks great!!!Thanks for hosting.

August 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, I love what you did do the mirror! It looks wonderful. The guest book is really cute, too.

August 18, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger . said...

Love the mirror! Teally/turqouisey/robins eggy/antiquey (I have no idea what to really call it - LOL) blue is my newest color obsession!

August 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for the comments Debbie:) I was thinking about your lamp in the GR and I was going to put a single pearl on a silver chain "necklace" on her. Still can, but I guess I am vanilla that way :)

August 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love the mirror! The initial on it is perfect. I also love the idea of the Guest Book ~ great gift idea too.

Have a wonderful week!

August 18, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

I cannot believe what you did with that mirror! It looks great! Love those colors too! That rooster pattern is so perfect for you, lol!! I would love to see what you do with it too!

August 18, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love that mirror. The sad thing is, I would have passed that up at the GW. You made it beautiful.
I have been back to your blog several times, I decided I better just become a follower. Yea!
I want to link up to your B&A party. How do I get your button if it doesn't have a code to copy underneath it? I'm not very computor savvy.

August 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Sorry I'm so late linking up. I'm late for everything! :)

August 18, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Oona Johnson said...

That's the same fab color I used for my vintage wall mirror!

I like yours better though. I need to distress mine, or add a glaze or something.

August 18, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

The mirror is awesome. I do love that color. I have ZERO blue/aqua/turq in my house but am finding myself drawn to that color - uh oh redecorating!

August 19, 2010 at 4:04 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

I love the mirror and like most Aqua is always a favorite. Love the look of a lot of your creative decor for your home. Glad I found your blog.

August 19, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I LOVED your mirror so much that I decided to join the party. Hope's OK with you!!

August 20, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I love the color you chose for the mirror and the decal! Terrific idea - great find!

August 20, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I love the color you chose for your mirror. It is a beautiful piece!

August 20, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I LOVE it! It turned out great!

August 21, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

I just happened to find your blog thru Cindy's Romantic Home and wanted to comment about your mirror. I too, recently purchased a Turner mirror, in Canada, for $20.00. I really couldn't find much more info. then you have. Come visit sometime to check it out!

August 22, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

love that mirror and the color! fab!

August 29, 2010 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger KimMalk said...

Boy, am I late! This is such a cute redo, Debbie. It's hard to pass up a mirror. The decal brings it up to date. That's such a cute book your mom made-love the flower book mark.

August 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that mirror did turn out great. Thanks for linking it up tonight!

December 28, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Your mirror turned out great ~ love the monogram. Looks like you found a great home for it too. Your guest room is lovely.
Happy New Year

December 28, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Well, I suppose by now, you know that mirror looks great :) That decal was an awesome idea. Where did you get it at?
I just found your blog through Savvy Southern Style. I will definitely be back as a follower.
Thanks for sharing.

December 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morning,Debbie Dear! Oh, I love your remake mirror. I don't know anything about the company but maybe you could Google it and find out something. I love your pretty new color and the initial - you're so good! It looks so pretty on your bedroom wall too.
Wasn't that sweet of your mom to give you the cute little guest book? You'll be making memories all the time! :)
Be a sweetie and Happy New Year!
Shelia ;)

December 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Debbie your bedroom turned out sooo lovely! So peaceful and inviting! Now if I can only get mine done.

December 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Nice job on the mirror. I love the little guest book too-Happy New Year!

December 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

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