Mirror Makeover

Have you noticed that a lot of my projects start out brown, dirty and in need of some repair?

My friend “K” and I went on a whirlwind treasure hunt about an hour south of our town.  We had a great time, got lost several times-that’s another story.

 When I happened on this treasure, I think she was a little surprised that I wanted it.  Chipped wood, hazy mirror, all the things I look for when treasure hunting :)


I used wood putty in the chipped areas and sanded after it dried. 

I painted the mirror with Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue, used a wet cloth to remove and distress.

Waxed with the clear wax.

The dark brown underneath never looked so good!


You can’t even tell where the repairs were!  Just the way I like it!


She looked pretty paired with the desk/vanity.

Have you found any chipped treasures lately?


Uncommonly Yours, Savvy Southern Style, The 36th Avenue, The Shabby Creek Cottage



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    Very pretty, Debbie! I love the color you’ve chosen. I’ve never used the chalk paint, but a dear friend just re-did one of her china cabinets with it, and I’m itching to try it. I just need to find the perfect vintage piece!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
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    kim says:

    I love the shape of this mirror. Great color and distressing. What a find.
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    Rebecca says:

    This is one of my favorite ASCP colors! It is so soothing! I love this mirror and it’s interesting shape! Good job at giving it new life! Love, Me

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    Deidre~ says:

    So Vintage! Beautiful color!Im so in love with this!!

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    Jean says:

    Whoa! Great find, great makeover!
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    Diane says:

    Terrific mirror! Looks great with that vanity I love so much!
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    Bliss says:

    Yup….. I gotta get me some paint in some aqua’s or blues.

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    Gorgeous pieces! I just love paint magic! Great job!
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    Pam says:

    Love the color…..it all looks so nice.
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    My name begins with “K” and I am your friend… but I notice I wasn’t on this treasure hunt. Hmmm… Maybe because we’d have to arm wrestle to see who got to keep this beautiful mirror! Looks beautiful Debbie!
    Kim@todayismysome-day recently posted..Annie Sloan’s Napoleonic Blue-yes! Old White-not so much…

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    Vanessa says:

    That looks just lovely Debbie!! It is perfect with the vanity and you have become such a master at transforming these pieces. :-)
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    Shannon Fox says:

    Oh! They make the perfect duo. Looks like a million bucks now 😉 Great makeover Debbie =)
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    Love the mirror! Great save!
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    Wow, it BELONGS with that desk! I LOVE it!
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    Gina says:

    She was a diamond in the rough! Looking great now!
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    Gorgeous…just gorgeous!


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    Bethany says:


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    fiona says:

    I definately would have grabbed this mirror too – it’s such a great shape. The dark wood looks great under AS Duck Egg Blue, love it !

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    thistle says:

    What an amazing mirror! I love the lines and the shape and the paint color is perfect!

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
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    Martina says:

    Debbie I love it! What a pretty mirror!

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    Vicky says:

    Debbie, your projects are always so “refreshing” I love it! Keep them coming :)
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    Oh I love this mirror. Perfectly chippy and the color is great.

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    karin says:

    The only word I can think of to describe this mirror is Delicious!!! I don’t know why but it just looks delicious to me…I love it!!

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    So pretty! I think you picked the perfect color for that piece.
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    Ann says:

    Oh my gosh they are a match made in heaven. So, so perfect.
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    Wow that mirror works great with the desk. You have the best luck with finding these pieces that need an update.
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    Jill says:

    The mirror turned out beautiful! Love the unique shape it has!
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    Chipped treasures is my middle name! What a great find – glad you could see her inner beauty!
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    Born27 says:

    Super make over and i love all the attention to detail. It looks great and i couldn’t agree more. Thanks and i’m looking forward to read more of this from you.
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    Kate says:

    Wow that looks great- especially paired with the desk! Love the color! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

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    Love the shape of this mirror, Debbie! I can see why you were taken with it. I’d have gone for it, too! Love the color; I have that in my master bedroom.

    visiting from WUW : )
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    Tanya says:

    Your mirror redo is soooo pretty, and paired with that table, fabulous. Love it all! I enjoy your blog and projects so much!

    Hugs, Tanya :)
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    That is so gorgeous, never thought of using wet cloth to distress. Thanks for the tip!
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    laura holt says:

    How cute! Love the color you chose. I need to do some shopping! Nothing is better than scoring a great find for an upcyling project! Keep ’em coming.
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    Love the shape to that mirror and the color is gorgeous!

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    debbie says:

    Beautiful redo Deb! Pinning now. I have been really out of the loop this past week or so. Have a great day.
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