A Mirror WIP Beach Cottage makeover
Tue 30th, Apr, 2013
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Aloha Beach Cottage lovelies, thanks so much for all the lovely comments on the iPad giveaway yesterday – I know that apparently it’s much better to do a giveaway where you don’t have to comment but I do love to see what you girls have to say and it takes a lot to coax you out of Lurkdom and even with a carrot dangling only a very small percentage of you entered, so if you fancy a Mini iPad in your life, now is your chance…go here to yesterday’s post and leave a comment.
Anyhooo, back to this morning and what I have been doing, painting furniture white, with a little Beach Cottage white paint makeover, really Mrs BC, yep my exciting life.
This is a mirror recently found for this old cottage. I thought it may well like a new life here with us with the help of a classic makeover of the white paint variety. Is it, or is it not, ripe for the picking?
I have a thing for big mirrors which may be fairly obvious by now, I don’t like them on the wall but prefer them leaning around here there and everywhere – this does at times lead people to believe that we have 1. just moved in or if the kiddos are around 2. just been burgled.
Hey ho who cares right, there’s an area of interior design known as The Burgled Look didn’t you know?
So I am waiting for this to cure so that I can get on with the distressing, initially i was going to do this in grey but at the last minute went for white. If I am really impatient and want to see how something is going to turn out or short on time I don’t always bother on curing the paint, but the result is always better for me if I do take the time to let it sit and cure – so this one has been sitting for a while…
I am now contemplating where to put it – I am thinking over by the dining room table once the new lights are fitted, though as I painted this it seems like a perfect little spot just here and bounces some serious sunlight around…which is always good when Winter is a month away and certain women who like whitewashed furniture begin to think about wood burning fires, hot chocolate and flannelette linen.
I’ll be back soon with the after…I am going to style this baby up to the eyeballs! Get ready girlfriends, I am excited about this one and will be throwing all my Beach Cottage trademarks at it – bring on the Hunters, a big pitcher of flowers, some white shells and man oh man what about a lantern or three? I LOVE doing this in my life – finding an old thing, giving it a new lease of life and then doing things to style it in the old rattiest cottage on the beaches of Sydney.
Now here is the big question! How much would you have paid for this mirror? It’s super huge and heavy…I wonder what it would have cost to buy in a shop, what do you reckon?
And taking guesses today on how much you girls think I paid for this? You know me though, it was found on a treasure hunt
Be seeing ya
p.s. yep just in case you are wondering the painting of this piece of furniture was done in undies, mostly in the evenings, no husbands were harmed in the painting of this piece.
p.p.s if you are the BC Droop Police I do believe if you feel so inclined you may find some drips and droops on this one
Want a real-girls guide to painting furniture white, without all the fancy stuff? Go here for a post I wrote on how I quickly, easily and while having a million other things going on in my life and while not being a professional painter, get things I find turned white and beachy x