Creamy White And Roses

by Sherry

I had been looking a while for a mirror to go above a dresser. The problem was I needed a very large mirror and everything I found was hundreds of dollars.

While digging through a local antique mall junk store I came across this very sad mirror. It was exactly the size I needed and for $15.00 I knew I could make it a beauty.

I cannot find the before picture…time to clean out Picasso.  This is a picture I borrowed from Craigslist of a very similar mirror. Sorry about the quality.

I painted the mirror a creamy white to match our bed. I added appliques of roses to the top and bottom of the piece. Distressed with sandpaper and then applied Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. I love the way this project turned out and it works perfectly with our other bedroom pieces.

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Kelly Howard February 8, 2010 - 3:11 pm

WOW! Shabby chic gorgeousness!

[email protected] February 8, 2010 - 3:28 pm

very nice! I love the roses!

ButterYum February 8, 2010 - 3:38 pm

Such a lovely transformation – very elegant!


Andrea @ February 8, 2010 - 3:49 pm

What a makeover! So beautiful. Great work!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) February 8, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Love your mirror. What a great eye you have and to be able to add the roses and the fabulous finish. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Nancy February 8, 2010 - 7:56 pm

That is a really, really cool mirror. The roses you added look like they came with the mirror! Great job!


gypsy rose February 8, 2010 - 8:37 pm

I love this. where did you get the rose appliques? I've got a mirror just like this. tfs

::cottage instincts:: February 8, 2010 - 9:50 pm

Stunning! Where did you find those rose appliques? I love the paint treatment you did….I'm oooo'ing and ahhhhh'ing over here 🙂

Kelley B February 8, 2010 - 10:29 pm

I am loving the way you see treasure in things others might overlook. This turned out lovely. I especially like the roses. Nice job on the antiquing too.

Alabaster Rose Designs February 9, 2010 - 1:04 am

Hi Sherry,
What an awesome mirror! You did an amazing job. It's truly beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my new blog, it was such a joy to hear from you. I'm glad I found your blog, it's lovely.
Have a great week!
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Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE February 9, 2010 - 1:13 am

wow I love the look what an amazing job you have done, where in the world did you get the roses you applied, they are so beautiful, I am a new follower, come for a visit…..Phyllis

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE February 9, 2010 - 1:16 am

I posted a comment don't know where it went….love the mirror and the rose appliques where did you find then I must know…lol, love your post, I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit…Phyllis

Marla at Always Nesting February 9, 2010 - 3:37 am

Sherry, the mirror turned out beautiful!! I love it when ordinary and inexpensive becomes spectacular.

Robin February 9, 2010 - 4:53 am

Beautiful. I just love DIY projects. Great job!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter February 9, 2010 - 8:43 am

What a beautiful transformation! I absolutely love what you did with it!
Thanks for sharing and for linking back! 🙂

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ February 9, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Hi It's nice to meet you. Great minds think alike, I did almost the exact same thing to my mirror that is like yours minus the glaze. I painted all my furniture white and liked it so much that I never did the glaze. Figured I can always do it later. For stories and pictures stop by and look through my order posts.
Your mirror looks splendid and I love the glaze you did. It has me thinking.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

jaimeparis February 9, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Wow, that looks wonderful! So elegant! Great work, really!
♥ Erika

burlap + blue February 9, 2010 - 2:54 pm

LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing this beauty…the transformation is incredible!

Kimm at Reinvented February 9, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Beautiful! I love how the glaze brought out the details. Thanks for linking up!

A Vie Renouvele February 9, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Stunning! Please do tell……where did you get the roses? You did a really good job of antiquing also. I know from experience that it's a lot harder to do than it looks! lol Linda

Susan S. February 9, 2010 - 6:48 pm

What a beautiful mirror! I love the way the roses show up after your painted it. GREAT job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage February 9, 2010 - 7:23 pm


Prior February 9, 2010 - 11:52 pm

Ooh, I love your collage banner…Wonderful stuff there… Great mirror redo. Lezlee

Marie's Cozy Corner February 13, 2010 - 2:17 am

amazing i love it i am now following you from friday follows i hope that you had a great day

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Mary Ellen (megardengal) February 15, 2010 - 4:50 am

What a lovely mirror this has become- you have certainly brought out it's beauty!

[email protected] February 16, 2010 - 5:15 am

This is gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought your appliques? I have been wanting to do this to a couple of mirrors I have. Great job!


Confessions of a Plate Addict March 2, 2010 - 6:58 am

Hi Sherry! What a beautiful result! It's gorgeous!…Debbie

Ronda Jane April 23, 2010 - 11:05 pm

Just found your site today. Love your style. I am a shabby chic lover and am in the process of painting everything white : ) I haven't tried glazes yet but am going right over to Home Depot and getting some Ralph Lauren Smoke. After seeing your mirror I am going to tackle one I have that is dark brown. I too would love to know where you purchased your roses, pretty please. Blessings.

Ianny May 7, 2010 - 6:28 am

That classic touch is unmistakable, so I am surprised you don't like Picasso.

Teresa December 30, 2010 - 5:47 am

Lovely mirror, looks so romantic. For all of those wanting to know where to get the applique, I found one just like it at it is the Shabby Chic Rose Center (large) under the category Shabby Roses. Hope this helps.


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