Thursday, April 4, 2013

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL for "Open House"



I have a few more "Shabby Chic" items to share today - things that go on the wall!    We have lots of  furniture pieces in the works yet to share but for today I am sharing some mirrors, the stained glass framework and picture frames that got painted:








This large mirror in  the dining room up above turned out just the way we wanted, also the antique stained glass piece that hangs in the window and the frame on the faux oil picture on the wall (End of The Dinner Party) and the frame on the rose oil painting over the buffet in the kitchen.








I have to tell you something funny.  I bought this mirror above around 1976 when it was white.  Later we painted it gold - now here we are turning it Shabby Vintage White again. 










 Also a tip for mirrors:  you have to ALSO PAINT the inner back circumference of the frame with the same paint several inches from the edge all the way around because after putting the large mirror back in the frame  we realized the mirror reflects that area about 1" and if it is dark or another color - it shows that in the reflection.  Who would have known!






I will be joining these fellow bloggers on their parties:
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Rustic Restorations Weekend
Saturday Showoff



Today is open house - which means I hope you will join in the fun and link something about your home.  Are you working on a project, craft, sewing project, DIY, or maybe you have some cooking or baking to share or some gardening tips for us. Anything about home really - just link at the bottom and include a link on your blog to this post please.

31 comments:

Mardell Grayhek said...

What a lovely addition the mirrors make in a home. It is magic!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

I love your new look. The white furniture with the colors you use to decorate are so pretty! Lynda

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful...I love it! You have so many pretty things.
~Clara

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You painted it! It looks marvelous - your Shabby Chic decor is coming together nicely!
I do appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

You have such a beautiful home!! Just gorgeous! Hope you're having a great week so far. I'm sharing my Strawberry Torte today for the Homemaking Linkup party. Hope you'll join us!

Blessings,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Sandra said...

I've really enjoying your transformation to white, so pretty and romantic. Hmmm....wonder what I can paint white! Thanks for sharing.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I share your fondness for mirrors. You certainly have some pretty ones! Thanks for the inspiration today!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your mirrors are just gorgeous! I think mirrors are probably one of my favorite things to decorate with. I have been painting everything is sight white...glad to find a kindred spirit! Hugs, Penny

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen- I love coming here because it is so pretty. I love your mirrors and you are so right about painting the inside edge around to the back. Have a great day- xo Diana

Carla said...

Your Shabby look is all coming together. I love that you had that one mirror gold at one time and now it is back to white again. I do that often with things, changing them out with a little paint on a whim. My grandmother was Norwegian and always painted all of her frames white! No matter how nice the frame was, wood, metal what have you, she would paint them white. I guess she was an original shabby chic decorator and we never knew it.

Thanks for joining up with my Thyme in a Bottle blog too.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your changes are just darling! I'm loving that big rose picture!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely, Bernideen! The mirrors are beautiful. Thanks for the party :) ~Pernilla

kitty said...

I love all your painted items, Bernideen. It's funny how things come back around, isn't it? I remember antiquing so many pieces and now with the chalk paints, people are glazing over them...just like back in the day! Thanks for hosting.

Shelia said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, those mirrors are so gorgeous! I love seeing what you're doing to your home.
I'm so happy to join your party today.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LELO said...

Wow! Amazing decoration... and the mirrors are so beautiful!

Sarah said...

Bernideen, you've been busy! All your mirrors make a beautiful statement. Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Both the mirrors are nice with the frames in white. I'm really liking all the changes you've made.
Judith

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, I am loving your white mirrors! The picture frame is pretty too. I am still torn whether or not to paint my mirror. I have had more people tell me to leave it gold. But I do really love the white! Thanks for sharing your wonderful transformations and hosting. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Thanks for inviting me to the Open House! Looking forward to visiting everyone.
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love the way you have painted your mirror frames! Beautiful! Nancy

Marilyn said...

Love the frame on the mirror and the picture frames. You are definitely freshening your home.

Lady Linda said...

I just love the fresh, clean look of everything. PERFECT for spring. Did you get rid of your snow yet?
Linda

Chenille Cottage said...

Such a pretty post...I love your header!
Thanks so much for hosting, my friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Johanna said...

Hi bernideen,
whow, that looks all gorgeous. The whole room display your wonderful china so pretty. Makes a wonderful background to the colored items. Thank you for sharing.
best greetings, Johanna

Liz Hockamier said...

LOVE that Mirror!!! And I see your pretty floral arrangement there to.

Thank you for hosting and adding your post to Fresh-Cut Friday!

~Liz

Jann Olson said...

Loving all of your beautiful white Bernideen. Isn't it funny how history repeats itself? Yup, for white, to gold, to white again. lol! Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

Sherry Hahn said...

So pretty. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry

Joy said...

Looks so good! The Morris are beautiful and I love that stained glass.

Helena White said...

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Storybook Woods said...

Stunning mirrors really. You lucky girl!! Clarice

Tammy said...

So pretty!