Thursday, February 13, 2014

mirror mirror on the floor

So, do you remember this mirror?  Of course you don't.  I've never shown it to you before, unless by accident.  It's was a CL special.

I paid extra for the peace sign, heart, and smiley face.
The garbage in the reflection wasn't free, either.




This is a quick piece that's part of a bigger, more diabolical project I have planned.
But right now we're wearing our tortoise shells rather than our hare hairs. 
It might be a while.

But in the meantime, I thought I'd show you the first part.


I painted it in ASCP Old White, sanded the edges to show the detail, and then gave it a coat of clear wax.



You get it how difficult it is to take pictures of a mirror, right?  You always end up taking awkward selfies of, well, yourselfie.



And most of the time I look like THIS, so I tried to stay out of the mirror's way.

And what's up with these?







Dust Bunnies...Please fornicate elsewhere. 
Like Marianne's house. 
SHE has a cordless Dyson.







19 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. A Roomba would help with the bunnies.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. It looks beautiful, one of these days I will crack out the chalk paint again, I have a new tin ready to go.

    Dust bunnies, don't send them here we have enough!

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  3. I have the same dust bunnies; I do'nt have the same awesome mirror, though, and I'm jealous!

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  4. How pretty Andi! Put on your hare hairs and finish that project up! I will take your dust bunnies if you will take my sheet rock dust.

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  5. I hear you Danni. That drywall dust gets everywhere and is starting to suffocate my dust bunnies. Poor little (HUGE) bunnies :( BTW that is one gorgeous mirror!

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  6. Trying to read between the lines... so the dresser in the background of the mirror reflection is the second part of the quick piece right?

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  7. I have never used chalk paint and wax! I am going to need some serious pointers when I decide that because we didn't wax our kitchen cabinets when we painted them white that it was a serious flaw. To be fair, I had never heard of chalk paint and didn't know you waxed anything other than legs. Go pat those dust bunnies and give them some love. You wanted a new pet.

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  8. WOW! Quite the difference. Sad to see the peace, love, and happiness sentiment gone, though.

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  9. Love the color and it looks so much better... I hope you share after pics of where you hang it!

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  10. i wouldn't have seen the beauty in the first photo. props to you.

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  11. Funny how you see the stuff that is lying around the house the minute you bust out the camera. I usually like to turn a blind eye to dust bunnies. The mirror looks fabulous in it's new finery!

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  12. It's amazing how once you painted the mirror, the stuff in the reflection got better too! I might need to try that around here! Looks fantastic!

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  13. Love how it turned out, Andi. And I'm sending my dust bunnies over to fornicate with yours. Ok, ok...I'll send them to Mar's house.

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  14. Yeah. Bunnies. And it's not even spring yet!

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  15. Looking good! Can't wait to see what goes with it. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with dust bunnies. With a dog and two cats in the house, if I don't vacuum every other day, I get dust horses! I think I need me a Dyson. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  16. This is so pretty! I love your floors, too! I am hoping to get mine some time this century. I don't have a funny comment regarding the bunnies, but I voted for my favorite reader comment above and I pick Kirby...she made me chuckle. :)

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  17. So I had every intention of making you into a Flat Andi when I went to the big Dyson event, but my kid knocked out his front (adult) tooth 2 hours before I had to leave, so there went Flat Andi. Oh, and they gave me another freaking vacuum. I thought about shipping it to you for review, but then I remembered: It's a DYSON, bitches! ;) Next free one, I promise. Or maybe the one after that...

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    1. I can't remember where you told me about your son but OHMYFREAKINGGOD. Yeah, Jack's on knocked out tooth #2. We've given up on saving for college and are just putting money away for future dental work.

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