Monday, March 28, 2011

My Ballard Designs Mirror

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For about six months, I wanted the Ogden mirror for our foyer every time that I flipped through my Ballard Designs catalog.

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I just could not bring myself to pay $200 for a mirror since we were in the middle of the kitchen renovation. The mirror is divine, but again, I could not justify buying it. The mirror we did have in the foyer came from Kirklands. I bought it just after we moved in - May or June 2003. I don't really have a good "before" photo, but you can see it behind me and JC in the following photo...

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This mirror was VERY afforable for its large size. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. I was just tired of its gold/bronze-colored tone. One day, I decided to get the paint that we used in our master bedroom, and I mixed it with some white paint that we have for trim touch ups. I then wiped a lot of the paint off. I waited for it to dry and sanded it down in a few spots. This is what I ended up with...

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out...especially since I spent ZERO dollars for a similar "look" as the Ogden mirror.

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11 comments:

teg said...

pretty!

Anonymous said...

You did an excellent job! The mirror is so pretty and unique looking. Love the color.

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

youv'e got talent!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Aww...it's beautiful! I love Ballard Designs. But, yet some of it is crazy expensive.

Gale said...

You are one talented lady!!! Love the look...keep posting your re-dos...I am inspired!

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Doesn't it feel good to use what you already have? I think that mirror turned out beautifully. Nice job! You and your hubby are too cute.

katelyngarlow said...

You and your husband look AMAZING together!!! Dang. I hope I look that good in a few years and 3 children later... (and you are wearing NCSU colors. LOVE!)

I am loving that mirror too! Great job!

Gail said...

The mirror turned out awesome!!! I know I've told you this before but I love your decorating style...
you are very creative!

Dawn Garlow said...

WAY.To. Go, CSC!!! Looks fabulous! When did you do this? B/t supper and bedtime or after the kids were IN the bed? You are killing me with all this creativity flowing like lava lately! ;o) LOVE IT!

bevy said...

You are so talented!!!

Jo said...

I love your new designer mirror ~ I want one too! :) It looks fabulous and you did a great job on this project. Did I mention I love it?

Jo

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