Friday, November 11, 2011

Vintage Mirror

Hello, Friends
Hope you are doing well! The last three weeks have not been normal around here. I had a sick child and husband. Thank God, I am fine and grateful for that. I miss blogging and keeping up with my bloggy friends, so I am excited to be bringing you this new tutorial on turning a mirror and making it look vintage.
I found this piece at a yard sale for .50 cents. I am smiling BIG!
I remove the backing to take the mirror out. 
Took an old book and mod podge the pages to frame.
Once the frame is covered with the old book pages I added two coats of Mod Podge.
I took a brown ink pad and went around the edges to give this frame a old feel to it. Once the ink is dried I gave it another coat of Mod Podge (3 coats total). Once the mod podge was dried I check to see if I need to touch up on the brown ink pad. 
Finished product!
Another view
Front view
I didn't paint the frame I just used the brown ink pad and gave it a old look to it.  
I love it! 
I really love how this mirror turned out. It looks great in my office with my vintage maps and books. I Really Miss You all and I LOVE Comments, so drop me a line. Have a great week and I will be back with my normal posting on Monday.

Hugs,

Vanessa

26 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful!! It looks like something you'd see for a lot of $$ in a Ballard Designs catalog. Great work!

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  2. i LOVE it!! It looks absolutely gorgeous! The ink really gave it an awesome extra touch. I am now looking all around my house for something to do this to :o)

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  3. Very clever! I'm your newest follower looking forward to seeing more of your creativity. Have a great weekend.

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  4. I LOVE this!!! And who would believe it only cost fifty cents now?! :)

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  5. I never would have thought to use an ink pad! Much easier and less messy than glaze. Great idea!

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  6. Sooo cute. I love text on anything. andrea@townandprairie

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  7. That is so flippin' cute! Fantastic job! Thank you for the visit, sweet comment, and of course the follow @TheDedicatedHouse! It means the world! Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

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  8. Love the aged look of it and the book pages are such a cute addition!

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  9. adorable! thanks for sharing at my party,i'm following back, can't wait to see more!

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  10. This is such a great idea. Recycling and making an ordinary mirror interesting. :)

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  11. Great find, awesome vision and beautiful result, Vanessa! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at the DIY party! :)

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  12. wow what an awesome result! I'm glad you linked up to the DIY showoff with this great idea!

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  13. What an incredible transformation! And I'm not just saying that cause we share the same name. LOL! :-) That really is beautiful and I can't believe what a great deal it was. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this past weekend at Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  14. I can see why you have a big smile on your face! What a deal! You you have done a terrific job. Thanks so much for sharing it at Potpourri Friday! I hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

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  15. I really love your mirror! I'd smile too!

    gail

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  16. <3 it! Isn't it fun how newspaper is so in right now?! <3

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  17. I love things made with book pages. This turned out great! Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  18. I love this project! What a great idea to use book pages.

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  19. Wow! That looks fantastic! Book page projects are so interesting and fun!

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  20. You should love how the mirror turned out, cause it turned out great. I've seen book pages on many things lately, but not a mirror. I'm going to be trying this on the top of the table I have that is beyond repair. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  21. Wow! I wish I can find vintage mirrors for that price!! I turned out GREAT!!!


    Thanks for linking up at my Create and Inspire Linky Party... Hope you can link up next week too! :)

    Angie from www.littleinspiration.com

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  22. Awesome! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI! Don't forget to add the button to your post or sidebar! Don't want you to be disqualified.

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