My Best Paint Job Ever.......

1.16.2011

.......at least that is what Mr. Savvy said. First, I start a project of repainting something that he thinks looks perfectly fine as is and then he says that it does look better painted. Men!

Check out what I have been working on for the last couple of days.
This is another part of the guest room project.



I turned this plain pine mirror
(Yes, I did this on top of my breakfast room table covered with a drop cloth for those of you that are saying is she doing that on her table?)


into this. Now don't be trying to peak at the room in the mirror.


Now for some close ups of the finish.
















Really looks kind of old and worn doesn't it?



One more time.
Can you tell how many colors I used?


I thought I had a good before shot of what the mirror did look like, but you can see here it was a triple paneled one that we took apart. Believe me Mr. Savvy didn't want to take it apart. He keeps asking what am I going to do with the two sides. I don't know is what I said.

Cost of this project $0. Already had the paint and supplies.

I will share a tutorial soon. I really enjoy transforming these pieces, but y'all should see my hands.
They are so dried out and awful looking. Oh well, lots and lots of lotion.


Hope you have a wonderful week.

KIM

Joining the following:
Between Naps on the Porch  for Met. Monday
The DIY Showoff project parade
Dittle Dattle for amaze me Monday
Primitive and Proper  for piece of work Wednesday
The Shabby Chic Cottage  for transformation Thursday
Miss Mustard Seed for furniture feature Friday
My Romantic Home  for show and tell
Funky Junk Interiors  for SNS

Miss Mustard Seed  for the Copy Me Challenge

114 comments:

  1. Wow, Kim, the mirror looks great. I love it without the 2 side pieces. I'm going to guess....4 different paints were used???? Can't wait to find out the exact technique. I find with painting/glazing/distressing there is no 'exact' technique!

    Looking forward to the final reveal :)

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  2. It really is amazing what you can do with some paint and you are a PRO at it.

    Good job.

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  3. You do wonderful work, Kim! I have a piece (at least one) that has your name written all over it! LOL! I'm guessing four layers. It is beautiful!!

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  4. One paint and one glaze? It really is beautiful. Men do not "get it" do they? Bless them.

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  5. You are really good at painting. Your husband is right. I don't know how you can get any better, but you seem to. I think you used 3 to 4 colors.

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  6. That looks freking fantastic!!! Please, please hurry on the tutorial!! I have some ugly pine furniture that needs that look!!

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  7. i'm gonna guess four different colors. it looks great. i never thought about using a center mirror before. i keep passing up mirrors cause fo the sides. hmmm...you've got me thinking. you could always hang the other two sides together, or sell them on craigslist.

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  8. Oh please post soon cause I have a very DATED Ethan Allen Mirror that is so much like this one.. very orange and I was debating painting it... I LOVE how yours turned out!! Please give the step by step idiot's guide... lol

    Also, I have the same green lamp from Tar-Jay!!!

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  9. Fantastic job on your mirror Kim :o) Is the lamp a hint? Was it five colours?

    (Don't forget to enter my first giveaway Kim)

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  10. The mirror looks fabulous~Can't wait for the tutorial as I have quite a few pieces of pine that need re-doing ;-)

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  11. Kim,
    I am loving it and gives me an opportunity to see what our mirror is going to look like! I haven't worked on any more of our bedroom furniture since last week. Oh well, there is always this week!
    I do love it :)
    I saw white paint and maybe a touch of green and thinking you used glaze too?
    Hugs~
    Wendy

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  12. Hi Kim, The mirror looks fantastic. You really do a wonderful job painting, and glazing.I can't wait to see the rest of the room. You should see my hands!! They are in bad shape.I have to use a ton of burt's bees lotion.

    Kathy

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  13. Looking good....I think with practice you can only get better...you sure practice...and it shows. Love it!

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  14. I'm guessing two paints - off white and a light green - and one glaze. Looks great. Like the depth to the coloring.

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  15. Wow, your mirror looks fantastic! I really like the way that you "aged" it! I am looking forward to the tutorial!

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  16. I see terracotta, green, ivory and glaze??? Looks wonderful, I am going to paint and glaze something for my bedroom. Will any glaze work?

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  17. Love it. It looks wonderful. I love the tiny bit of red showing through. At least it looks like a little red to me on my computer. Can't wait to see the entire room. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I say 4 colors but I'm no painter. :-)

    Di

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  19. I love it! I love the worn look & the color...can't wait for the tut! Also, I love the color of the room...I tried not to peek but couldn't help myself! You do AWESOME work!

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  20. I agree, Kim! It looks fantastic! I wish I could do this, but my skills do not include painting. You could probably write an ebook on how you do this.
    Brenda

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  21. What a transformation. Looks really great.

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  22. I was going to ask for you to do a 'How To' post.

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  23. I adore it.. so now will you be doing the rest of the bedroom set to match?? umm colors-- the wall color white glaze over it and distressed so some of the pine shows thru.
    did I guess right..? lol

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  24. It looks so great with your decor! And it gives us all ideas for using things we have...and making them better! Hugs! ♥

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  25. Terrific transformation! You have it down pat on how to do this technique! By the way I love your new look on your blog page! Liz

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  26. Kim,
    It doesn't even look like the same mirror at all! I just love the patina and the technique that you used. Can't wait to see how you did it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  27. Well, I have to agree with Mr. Savvy! Great job, Kim! Sometimes it's hard to tell, but I'm guessing 2 maybe 3 colors. But I really like how the whole thing turned out.

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  28. Thanks y'all. Some of your are very close in your guessing.

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  29. Very pretty!! It's always great when you can make something pretty for no money!

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  30. Oh this is a fabulous makeover! I love the old worn look, Kim. You woud not know that the gorgeous patina was not formed over years and years!
    I have 4 mirrors waiting to be refinished, and I am waiting for your tutorial!
    So pretty, and I can't wait to see the guest room!
    Yvonne

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  31. Hi Kim, Love the new look on the mirror; great job. I'm guessing at least 3 different paints and or glazes - maybe 4. Can't wait to see the whole room's new look. Peggy at www.angel-babycreations.com

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  32. My guest room has a pine bedroom set...I wish I could wake up and have it look like your mirror! You did do a beautiful job!

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  33. Kim, You have become such a pro at painting and distressing. The mirror looks fabulous.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  34. Nice compliment from Mr. Savvy and he's right, amazing job! I bet you used a bunch of colors!

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  35. I really love your new old worn finish. My guess is 2 paints, a glaze and some wax. Plus sanding!

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  36. Wow, this is pretty, Kim~ it does look better painted!(Doesn't everything? LOL) I am guessing two paint colors and one glaze?

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  37. Three simple words....I heart it! In fact, I have been wanting to paint a dark stained mirror I have for quite some time and have listened to Mr Grits grumble and moan about painting pretty wood. Men! Wish they would just stick to their football and say "that's nice dear." :-D

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  38. I love the mirror, and can't wait for instructions. I have one almost identical that came off of the dresser that I recently re-did. Did not need the mirror at the time, so it is in hubbys shop for now.

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  39. Kim...I'm glad Mr.S liked it...especially after he didn't want you to do it at all...Imagine how awful if he had hated it!

    It looks terrific...you have really got the technique nailed now. I'm gonna guess 2 colors and 1 glaze...but then, what do I know? Hugs-Diana

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  40. My goodness, Kim, that looks wonderful! I love the way it turned out and I can see that your guest room looks amazing, too! I love the window in your kitchen eating area. Very pretty.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  41. SOOOOOOOOOO pretty Kim!!

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  42. Wow! You have done it again! That sure is beautiful!

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  43. The mirror looks fantastic!
    What a great idea taking that mirror apart! I never would have thought of that. Incredible idea!!

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  44. Dearest Kim,

    Well, I guess there are five colors used! What a job, no wonder your hands are screaming 'LOTION' for the coming days! Give them what they earned and enjoy the finished project.
    By the way, if you're in for winning a 925/000 silver angel, click into my button at the top of my blog... It is on till January 25!

    Have a great week!

    Mariette

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  45. Loving the mirror Kim ~ what a transformation! You do amazing things with paint and changing the look of furniture ~ can't wait to see the whole room:). Tammy

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  46. WOWWWWWWW!!! Kim, your mirror looks FABULOUS!!! You always inspire me, fantastic job! XOXO ~Liz

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  47. At first, I thought you were going to paint it black. I was so happy when you didn't. I love the finish and can't wait to learn how exactly you got those results. I see at least three colors of paint (I think).

    Fantastic job!

    Phyllis

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  48. The mirror looks good, Kim. You do a good job of refinishing.

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  49. Kim, you are a refinishing queen!! You are so awesome at it I love your new mirror. Awesome job.

    ~Allyson~

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  50. FABulous! Look forward to seeing the full reveal!

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  51. That turned out absolutely wonderful Kim!

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  52. Spectacular! I love everything you re-do. Thanks for sharing your latest painting adventure :)

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  53. Great paint job! I hope it was easier than it looks. Can't wait for further instructions.
    Cheers!
    Rita @May Days

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  54. I love it! I love the layers and the distessing. When we bought our pine dresser it came with a triple mirror too. I will have to look in the basement to see if it is a cool shape like yours and try a little paint magic on it.

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  55. Girl, you have more energy than anyone I know. You are one busy lady.
    The mirror looks great! Can't wait to see the whole finished room.

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  56. How pretty. You did a great job on the finish. Not so easy to do sometimes. Hope you'll come see the picture wall I did for DD2.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  57. Love it! You've done a great job - it looks fabulous. My husband is the same about painting furniture - everything I buy has to be painted white and looks all the better for it afterwards. Enjoy your mirror!

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  58. Love love the mirror, I hope you share the tutorial soon because I want to transform one of my mirrors to look like yours. Oh and I love the number on your glass lamp! Is that a decal or did you use etching cream on it? Inquiring minds NEED to know.

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  59. I love the shape of this mirror!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  60. Great refinishing job! Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  61. Miss Char, the lamp was purchased at Target.

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  62. This turned out so great. I agree the best paint job ever.

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  63. Beautiful technique, Kim! I love it and can't wait to see the rest of the room! :)

    Roeshel

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  64. Love it, Kim! I need to get motivated again. You are inspiring me so maybe this week I will have something to post!! Are you going to do the dresser, too?

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  65. Kim- this mirror is gorgeous! I love the paint finish on it- it looks really old and chippy and incredible! Great job- Hugs, Courtney

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  66. Kim - this is amazing! It turned out awesome - I can't wait to see the tutorial! GREAT JOB

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  67. Great finish! I re-finished a mirror, but with a much more simple finish. Your's is fabulous. For your finish, I would guess three paint colors plus a glaze. Can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  68. wow!! wow!! that looks gorgeous... Im waiting for the tuturial..

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  69. Kim, the mirror is gorgeous!! I'm so glad you are doing a tutorial because I want to know your secret!!
    Glad your husband liked it too....when will they learn!
    Jane

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  70. Another beautiful transformation Kim!!!

    Kat :)

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  71. I love the mirror! I can't wait to see how you did it.

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  72. This is beautiful. I love all of the different colors that give this mirror so much depth and interest. Love it!

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  73. It really did come out amazing! I can't wait for the tutorial! Rainey
    http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

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  74. Nice job on the mirror refinishing, Kim. I don't know how you find time to do all your projects. With work projects and just trying to keep up my own house, I have no free moments! You know that old saying about the cobbler whose children had no shoes? Well, that is me! LOL- Maybe I need a time management course. ~ Sue

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  75. You do wonders with paint. I have a project I started, but it seems never ending.

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  76. oooh, I love it love it love. Your husband is right, although you've done other pieces that I feel are just as marvelous.

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  77. Add me to the pile of fans of Kim's Newly Painted Mirror. You did a great job, and I love the after WAYYY more than the before.

    For your hands ... get thee some parafin! My sister got me one of those parafin-hand-waxer things for Christmas years ago, and it has saved my hands from winter dryness and all the other nastiness that I do around this old house. You'll love it!

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  78. Wow! Really looks great Kim. I just can't wait to see this room!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  79. Hi, I have a similar mirror and found this tutorial VERY inspiring. You did a beautiful job! p.s. I really enjoyed and appreciated your bed making tutorial too!!

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  80. Beautiful, Kim! I think men have a gene that gives them an aversion to painting wood!

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  81. It looks wonderful Kim! I am envious that you are getting your projects done. I am sitting here feeling sorry for myself because I can't do anything with this dang shoulder!

    So I am living vicariously though you...
    xo
    Penny

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  82. The mirror looks great! Love the colors & distressing! Can't wait to see how you did it! :)

    - Lauren

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  83. I have been thinking of doing the exact same thing, but the only thing that has stopped me is my husband. I just can imagine the conversation! He is fine with the status quo and thinks I am crazy. I have to ease him into the idea. Your mirror turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I am so glad there are people like us in the world. It is much more interesting and beautiful.

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  84. Wonderful new finish! I love your style! Debra

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  85. 5 STARS from me Kim, and I am guessing 3 colors, maybe 4?

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  86. Awesome job on the mirror!!!

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  87. I've NO idea how many coats of paint you used, but it looks fantastic. We look forward to your tutorial
    Sharon

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  88. Hi Kim! This is gorgeous! You're so good.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  89. Oh boy Kim.....you are good. It looks much better. I have an idea for the other mirrors. Paint, distress and sell them. I've been looking for a long, narrow mirror. I'll buy it. ;~)

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  90. What a difference - it really does look wonderful. I see just the right amount of green in it. Enjoy the week. Sally

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  91. Uh hu.....this looks fabulous.
    I love it.
    I am looking for a great olden dresser for my guest room remodel. Haven't found it yet...

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  92. EXCELLENT, Kim! The mirror looks marvelous! You did a great job, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole room! :)

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  93. That IS an awesome paint job!! It's perfect!!! :)

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  94. Beautiful job, Kim. I'm guessing you used at least 4 paint colors plus a glaze. I can't wait to see the rest of the room.
    CAS

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  95. the mirror looks great,, love the different colors peaking through. Cant wait to see how you did it.

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  96. Hi Kim...

    Girlfriend, I love how your mirror turned out...it's beautiful! I just giggled when I seen it laid out on your table...I do my best work on my dining room table! Hehe!

    Girl, you are such a tease! Can't wait to see your guest room...HURRY!!! Hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  97. Wow! it really is amazing...thanks for sharing can't wait to see more...thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  98. wow Kim, this is gorgeous!!love the finish and I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  99. Love.that.mirror! Kim, it's gorgeous. Makes me want to run out and find one to do. Well, actually, I think I have something! Hmmmm. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  100. I love this finish. Great job -- it just looks like it happened naturally and that ain't easy to do!

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  101. i love the hints of green showing through- nicely done!

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  102. Kim that mirror is absolutley ;beautiful!

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  103. love it! just found ur blog by way of mms's furniture friday linky party! great job!

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  104. Great job ~ love the way it looks now!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  105. Nice work! I repainted a mirror somewhat like yours, but it's not a nice. Now I see the trick is to use many colors!
    Have a Happy WEEKend! Hugs, Heidi

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  106. If you haven't already, make sure you enter my linky party for the chance to become Best of the Best and win an award and prizes!
    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-like-you-mean-it.html

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  107. Wow! It's lovely! It'd be worth a fortune if you sold it - or if was for sale in a store, I should say.

    I have no idea how many colors you used, but whatever you did, it is a fabulous finish!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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  108. awesome paint job! beautiful end result! lovely!

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  109. Love it...you really can't have too many mirrors in your home---gotta ton in mine and looking for more!!!
    ~Pam

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  110. whoa...I thought you had this many comments in one day...then noticed this was a repost. I do remember this mirror..you did a fabulous job on it. I am on the lookout for one like this that I can "make my own"....

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  111. That finish is perfection! And I love the lamp, too. :)

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  112. Great job!
    I too love the lamp. Thanks for sharing your source.
    :)

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