Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple, elegant, beautiful on the "cheap"!!

Happy Friday friends!!...We are now back at the "burb" house and while I should be organizing, I decided to work on some projects with items I purchased at tag sales this summer.....I'm loving how this OLD mirror turned out.....what do you think????

Here are the before shots of a mirror I picked up at a tag sale last weekend down the shore for $2.00......I loved the lacy metal frame....

The finish was an old brass....

After taking the glass out, I painted the frame with white spray paint....

Don't you just love the lacy, floral pattern of the metal frame????

I'm using it as a tray....LOVE it....imagine what I can put on here for fall....

Remember these hobnail jars I showed you a few weeks back????....put some tea light candles in and TADA!!!!

This entire project/vignette cost $2.75 + spray paint...that I already had...
Simple beauty!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to showing you some more of my tag sale projects next week!!! please come back for a visit....:)

xo, Mariaelena

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  1. Ca-yute! I have a couple of those old frames I might paint white after seeing yours:)

  2. This is beautiful!! I love the glass candle holder, too. What a treasure! Very well done!! :-)


  3. LOVE it white, I have a gold frame I'm thinking of painting white also and haven't quite made up my mind, but I am really liking how yours turned out.

  4. That's quite a deal on the mirror! It looks perfect in the white. Love the hobnail votives, too!
    :) CAS

  5. I love that frame and all its little details! It's a great idea to use it as a tray. I'm following you back now!

  6. Love these, My son will be getting married this year and these mirrors are going to be the table centerpieces, painted white of course


  7. That turned out so great! What fabulous finds!

  8. What a lovely mirror tray, and it looks so pretty with those candles!
    Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. :)
    - Susan

  9. The mirror looks beautiful!! and I love how you're using it as a tray!

  10. Fantastic makeover! The mirror looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Great find--love the makeover! Your hobnail candles are cute too. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  12. Terrific find! Just love its new look white! You see the floral detail very nicely. Love your hobnail tealights - go very well with the Hydrangea flowers - this will make a lovely setting for Autumn Decor!
    Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

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