Beach Cottage coastal vintage mirror makeover
Tue 7th, May, 2013
Hello Beach Cottage ladies, well this morning I have the mirror makeover zooshed up with a bit of Beach Cottage coastal vintage style to show you.
As you know I have loved coastal vintage for a very long time, as soon as we got our own little Australian cottage I was there all the way – mixing up lots of white with coastal vintage things – I love to collect old vintage oars, seaglass, old ocean-liner trunks and suitcaases and love lots of mirrors leaning around for gorgeous light.
Here’s the before post of the mirror as I found it – it had many things going for it in that it was huge, pretty plain without too much fussiness going on, easy to paint and in good condition. It was not good that it was orangey brown timber. But, we all know how easy that is to change that up and make it a bit coastal vintage, don’t we?
So I asked in that post for you, lovely readers of Beach Cottage Land to guess how much I paid for it, humph, you all guessed very low knowing what I am like for finding super-duper happy day bargains in the home department. Shar Y reckons this would be about $300 in her local Pottery Barn – hey guess what I can go and see what’s in my local Pottery Barn now too (love saying that).
And I was so looking forward with wowzering you with my skills as Chief Vintage Treasure Hunter in the coastal style department and the fact that I paid only $12 for this hugeeee mirror that in any shop would have been many many many times that, but you beat me to it. Hey ho it still makes me do a jig.
Anyway I am liking how this turned out – it was a bit of a devil to get a photo of – have you ever tried to get a photo of a large mirror in a very white room filled with vintage coastal things and too many doors while you are still in your pyjamas, have bed hair and a very old fleece navy blue and white striped jumper on with no make-up and a hot water bottle stuffed down your bottoms?
I am here to tell you that that is not one of the easiest jobs in the world and when you do actually catch yourself in above fetching outfit you gasp out loud and then go into all sorts of interesting manoeuvres to ensure that you get a photo of the mirror for your blog that does not include you in this get up for fear of losing not only all your readers but any respect anyone ever had for you ever in life.
Yours in Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Style
Over and out.
Mrs Beach Cottage
p.s. love Beach Cottage coastal vintage things? come on over and see my new boards on Pinterest – having a fun time over there! x