Today I'm going to participate in Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch and Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda of Southern Hospitality. Please be sure to check out both blogs for more fun makeovers and yardsale finds!
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Last week I found a mirror at Goodwill that I made over and decided that I was going to do a wall of mirrors on my tall wall in the foyer. Well guess what? I found another mirror at Goodwill for $8. Here's the before:
So I was going to very happily just paint it black and add it to the one I did last week when....
I saw this in the Wisteria catalog (my favorite catalog even over Pottery Barn).
$499 plus $75 shipping! But I loved the scale of it. Then I thought well I just got a scrolly mirror, maybe I can come up with something similar.
Is it exactly the same? Well no, but it's $491 dollars cheaper and it gives the same effect! It's hard to photograph black in my foyer as there's no natural light, but take my word for it -- it looks really good!
That's just a piece of black foam core behind the mirror. I didn't want to attach it permanently to a piece of wood because I know myself.....I'm going to want to change the color or something somewhere in the future and I didn't want to have trouble taking it off if I had glued it on something.
I actually found alot of wonderful things last week but I'm just going to show you one more.
This print was $3 and change because.....
...it had a tear. You probably didn't even notice in the first picture. You really can't tell unless you're right on top of the print with your nose pressed to it! Now who would do that!
So I fixed it. I taped it up in the back and then borrowed my daughter's artists paints and a brush and touched it up in a few places.
But you know, for under $4 I can even put it outside on my screened porch or on my patio and not have to worry about it!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit!