Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You're Throwing WHAT Away??!! {Rosette Mirror}

In an effort to keep me from crowding up my garage any more than it already is, I thought I'd start a new monthly series called:

You're Throwing WHAT Away??!!
In this series I will feature something that I've rescued from the trash, brought it home, and incorporate it in my decor.

My first salvaged piece is a rosette mirror that I found on bulk trash day.

No doubt part of the reason it was thrown away was because of these fading spots.  
It's one of the characters I love best about it.

I painted and distressed it.

I placed it on the fireplace mantel for the moment.

I feel the garage de-cluttering already!!  










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Posie Patchwork said...

What a fantastic idea & brilliant concept - you've done well with that mirror, the frame is fabulous. Love Posie

A Vintage Vine said...

Great mirror....I have one similar and it needs this treatment!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I love it! And love what you've done with it. I've recused quite a few things from the trash myself including a perfectly good nightstand my neighbor threw away...yep, it's in my garage.

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Great new segment! My husband knows if I yell "pull over!" then he's going to be trying to fit something in the car :)
Love the mirror!

Jenny said...

That is an awesome mirror! Painting white made it look really fresh.

Teachinfourth said...

And to think, I'm usually just rooting around dumpsters for food...

LOL

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Can not BELIEVE someone would put that beauty in the trash. What a great find and I love what you did with it!

Tammy said...

this is gorgeous, i would love it if you shared it at my party.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi, my name is cassie and i am currently posessed by a big green eyed monster. WOW!

Susan said...

What a great find! I love it! You are amazing at treasure hunting.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh my, that is really pretty! The spots just make it better. I love the paint job.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow... what a difference a little paint can make. The white updated it to 'gorgeous'!

michelle said...

Seriously, someone threw that away!!???? I love the aged look of the glass, it is perfect and you made it even more perfecter!! (pretty sure that that is not a word but I am in love with your mirror!) :) Love this segment too, you are so clever my dear!

Chrissie said...

What an amazing find, and thrown away no less! You gave it a beautiful new life. Im with you on the faded spots, they add so much character!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

The power of paint! Amazing!

c.w.frosting said...

Great fresh-yet-aged paint job! Now the frame matches the aged mirror spots!

-caroline
http://cwfrosting.blopspot.com

Reginia said...

Great makeover! I am loving how it looks with the white.
I as well love the Faded Spots -- they make mirrors even better!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...love her makeover and how she was FREE!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

The DIY Spot said...

Great find! You did a great job turning trash to treasure!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Just beautiful!

Brenda said...

I can't believe anyone would throw that away. I love the way you have repurposed it - it looks amazing.

driftwoodesign said...

Great Find!

Aaron said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the faded parts...true vintage shabby chic style.

-Aaron

www.mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

Randi said...

What a great find ... it looks so good painted and distressed. I love the faded spots too!

Blissful Craziness said...

Seriously LOVE this!
KRista

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty, Yanet! I would have rescued that beauty too. The distressed white suits the faded mirror beautifully! Such great patina.

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Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous! The detailing is so unique! You did wonders with turning it white.

Donna

Fanchy said...

What a steal! I LOVE the white paint. It went from gorgeous to stunning! Very, very jealous!

Nana Moon Shop said...

Beautiful! Love the inperfections in the mirror & your paint job.
~Danylle

Vintage Home said...

Great find ..wonderful job!

Elle Uy {SWITCHEROOm} said...

very pretty detail! Great for some shabby chic home.. :)

June@I will craft said...

Beautiful. I can't believe that someone was throwing that away. I know I would have snagged it too. I love your makeover.

AMY said...

Beautiful job......I Love it!
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