Sunday, February 12, 2012

Third Times The Charm?

Before I show you the finished state of the mirror I painted to use in our master bedroom, with my newly painted Duck Egg dresser, let me show you what it looked like in my old house.  It started out originally gold.

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Then I wanted a change from the gold and after getting some blog inspiration, I painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze with Antique Gold Rub N Buff on the embellished areas.

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I loved how the Rub n Buff really made the decorative parts of this mirror stand out. Now, in its new incarnation ~

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I brought the Antique Gold Rub n Buff back out to do the detailed areas again, since I covered them up with this paint job.  I may be adding more because it looks like the wax took some of it off.

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Here’s the full view of this area. 

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After I had painted the dresser {even with just the first coat}, I realized how well the color went with the pictures I have hanging up.  If you notice, the frames have an antique gold, which prompted the hardware on the dresser being antique gold.

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I think I need sconces or something similar in between the mirror and the pictures.

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I’ve still got a few other things planned for this room, but will get to it as I find stuff. I’m happy with it for now!

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Kathy

36 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love it, love it. A beautiful pair.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love, love, love that color! The mirror and dresser look so great together. I have never used rub n buff....another thing to add to my list. Great job Kathy!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gorgeous! This is my favorite color in Annie Sloan's chalk paints! Your room is lovely, Kathy! Your pictures, lamps, mirror and bedding all look amazing!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It looks wonderful, Kathy!!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the dresser and the mirror in that color! I can't wait to use mine on my bathroom vanity....makes me think good things looking at yours!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

The mirror turned out wonderful. I love Rub and Buff too!

Kristens Creations said...

Oh, I love it!! Wha a beautiful color...I am falling in love with aqua!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Kathy!!

Okio B Designs said...

It matches perfectly with the dresser. Beautiful!!!!! I spy your wedding photo. =)

J

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy, i just love the color of the dresser and mirror! You did a fantatic job..

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LUBS!

Absolutely shocking it is the very same mirror....pretty all 3 ways but this blue is just too fun!

It matches those pics perfectly!

Deserae said...

Very pretty....love that color!
~Des

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oooh, I love your dresser & mirror color. I think the subtle gold touches on the mirror look great just as they are.

Chris said...

Hi Kathy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Gail said...

Way to go Kathy! It all looks gorgeous. You really did a great job on both the dresser and the mirror. Enjoy your day, Gail

Terry said...

There's nothing better than revamping items as your taste and decor changes. This frame was great in both transformations, but don't be afraid of taking out the mirror for the best paint job. Love the new blue with the beautiful dresser vignette.

Judy said...

The mirror looks absolutely awesome. BTW, a friend of mine saw your dresser on my blog and has a similar piece of furniture and is going to finish it the same as yours. You have completely and totally inspired her!!

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

I love this beyond words, just beautiful!

Kelly said...

Love that color! You did an awesome job. I love how it looks in your room. That is one of my favorite shades of blue.

Jamie said...

I think it's stunning! Truly the dresser and mirror are just gorgeous! I hope to try chalk paint on of these days...
~ Jamie Asper

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love the new look for the mirror, and the dresser is beautiful. I'm a new LF follower.

Shawna Bates said...

Omg did that ever turn out fantastic!!! The dresser too! They complimented each other nicely! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Cindy said...

Such a great dresser and the mirror just tops it off! Looks fantastic! Don't you love repurposing things? XO Cindy

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

I love how the mirror turned out. You have a beautiful bedroom.

Dee

The Inspired Nest said...

Kathy, the whole grouping is gorgeous. I love the color and it looks amazing with your pictures! Wonderful change!
Lacy

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love the mirror restyle! Looks beautiful with the chest! Visiting from MET!! Drop by to see me sometime!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Kathy, you are brave to paint your gold mirror (when something looks so good "before", I get a little nervous). Anyway, your bedroom is turning out so pretty, I can't believe how well your pictures go with the new blue, too.

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff on each of your mirror transformations! I can't decide which version I prefer, but the blue is definitely a great look for your room.

We have 16 colors of Rub 'n Buff - see them all at AMACO.com.

Thanks again!

Rosie said...

Oh, I love it. What a beautiful color. You do great work.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty! I have a chest that I am going to paint this color or an aqua! Decisions, decisions....,but that is what is so much fun! You can paint it another color! Followed you on your Linky!
Audrey

Bonnie said...

Kathy, Your mirror and dresser look great. I love that color blue! Quite stunning.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kathy, The mirror and dresser are beautiful. I love this paint color. Thank you for linking to my party. Hugs, Sherry

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the mirror and dresser and the rub n buff accent!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really a beautiful color, love how you added the gold too! I'm now following you on Linky Followers, mine is on my sidebar if you have a chance to stop by!

Lorna said...

Kathy, I love how the mirror turned out and it looks so good with that amazing dresser. I would love to find a piece like that to make over. Great job!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am seriously loving that dresser and the mirror! That color is just 2 die 4. I have not one hint of blue in my house and for the life of me cannot figure out why! It is my favorite flippin color!! I don't get myself sometimes!

This is beautiful with those pictures....yes....gorgeous!

Lou Cinda

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