May 28, 2013

Cabinet Door + Ornate Picture Frame = Edwardian Style Mirror

Many Months ago I bought an antique mirrored cabinet door at an estate sale which by itself was a great wall hanging. Then a friend gave me an Edwardian era, ornate picture frame.....Ah, I envisioned the marriage of both pieces


Here is the cabinet door with a gorgeous beveled mirror and the frame that was literally falling apart!


I cut the frame to fit the top and bottom of the mirror, then used wood glue and nailed it on with my nail gun.  The ornate gesso was literally falling off the mirror


So, I glued the pieces back on with E-6000 and then used epoxy putty to fill in multiple gaps and tried to match the pattern as best I could



I sprayed the whole frame with flat black paint and then brushed on Martha's crackle effect.  I don't do a lot of crackled finishes, but wanted to really age this piece 


When the crackle effect dried I painted a coat of heirloom white homemade chalk paint


Then went over the whole piece with Annie Sloan dark wax



I added the coat hooks because I thought it gave the piece more purpose


Then put the mirror in my booth at Orange Tree and priced it at $95...Does that seem to high?  No matter how long I do this I am always second guessing myself!



You know how I usually say in my cheery voice..."This was an easy project"...Well, this was NOT, Oh my gosh, in the end I love it but,........ I think I shall move onto an easier project lol!

Happy Creating
Carol
  

54 comments:

pogonip said...

Brilliant! It looks amazing and I'd pay $95 in a heartbeat. I'll bet it doesn't last long!

Acorn to Oak said...

I'm impressed with how you were able to save the ornate frame and combine it with the mirrored cabinet drawer to create something completely different and beautiful. The addition of the hooks is great too. I think $95 is a good price.

Marilyn said...

Be still, my heart! I love it. Your work is fabulous, as always! As for the price, I have no idea. Seems to me that it would sell for a lot more in a fancy French store. Hope someone will love it and appreciate your hard work.♥♫

Jamie said...

That project seems like a lot of work! It looks great now. I love the white and the wax. The hooks on the sides are great. I don't think your price is bad at all. I can really see someone buying it for that. Beautiful job as always! ~ Jamie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh Wow!
I love this little mirror. I can't believe your worked so hard to put it together. It looks like it was made this way.
Definitely worth the money!
I'm sure someone will swoop it up.
:)
Pat

Iprefervintage said...

Wish I could find a piece like that to refinish.

I think the price is fair. I have a hard time selling mirrors at the booth. How is your luck with such items?

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
You are amazing! Maybe it wasn't an easy project but it sure turned out beautifully!! You deserve an A+ on this one....

Hugs,
Deb

Shelly said...

You did a great job, as usual. I think it is a fair price but second guess myself all the time as well. Looks like a lot of work but it turned out so well.

fixitfaerie said...

Wow! That piece is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Paula

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hey Carol,
The price is right for the AWESOME mirror that you made! Love the aged look!
Too much rain up here :(
Warmly,
deb

Bente said...

Oh my, how beautiful. You are so creative, that it`s not to believe. I love it. You did a lot of work with this piece, so I`m sure the price is right.

Hugs

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

I think the price is great! At a high-end store here, it would be three hundred dollars or more. Even if it doesn't sell right away (but I am SURE it will) it will look gorgeous in your booth. You have such vision and perseverence. I am sure it was not an easy project,but wow, you must be proud of it.

Sue

Createology said...

Oh Carol Dear never second guess your fabulous transformation pieces. At $95 this should already be sold! Truly amazing my friend...

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

You are so creative! This is a fabulous makeover...and would even make a lovely accent piece for a wedding!

Elle said...

This frame, mirror combo is genus, so beatiful you are a very talented lady. And it's a deal at 95 dollars
Xo Elle

Malissa said...

I don't think, you priced it to high. You put so much work into it. It is unique & quite lovely.

You are so creative!!!!
Malissa

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great save! I think it would easily go for that around here. It looks like you spent a lot of time on it, but it was well worth it.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That turned out just beautiful even if it was a lot of work! I don't go shopping enough to be of any help with the price! Amazing to me how you can see somethings and pull them to gather so lovely! Nancy

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Nooooooo not tooo high ! I would have priced it at 125.00 it is beeeeeyouteeful (())

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

As always Carol, you always amaze me. I love your style, work, ability. If I could just bottle that... LOL... Hugs, Cindy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Awesome! I think adding the hooks was a great move! I think people more readily pay for a pretty and "useful" item rather than just a pretty one. ♥

A Paris Flea said...

This is really an awesome one-of-a-kind piece that you created...let the price ride, you deserve it!!!!

happiness~~~Mickie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love it!

Rhissanna said...

Oh, Carol, I think this is one of my favourites, and for the impact it would make in any room, worth every penny. It would transform a hall, decorate a bathroom, glamourise a kitchen. It's really lovely.

NanaDiana said...

Wow~~~ You did a great job on that piece-especially on recreating the missing pieces with glue and gesso. It looks wonderful. I will scroll down and catch a few of the other posts I missed. Thanks for popping in today and welcoming me back! xo Diana

DIAN said...

This looks really beautiful - well worth the price for all the work you put into it. It is a truly unique piece. Thanks for explaining the process.

Perfectly Printed said...

WOW!! I'm always amazed at what great ideas you come up with! I bet this does not last long in your booth!

Celestina Marie said...

Carol this is amazing. I love how it turned out even though you say it was not an easy one. You make it look easy!! I think the price is perfect and could even be higher. It will sell fast.
Love it.
Hugs!!

p.s. I felt the same about Gatsby for the first half hour or so, but got into it finally and enjoyed it.

SavannahGranny said...

This is an awesome piece. I think the price is to low. You can tell if something is priced two low by how quickly it sells. None of us wants inventory to hang around but when it flies out the door, we are left wondering.
You did a fantastic job. I looked and I couldn't find the repair after you finished.
Blessing, Ginger

A Southern Rose said...

Love it! It turned out beautiful. I would have a hard time taking it to the booth to sell. I would wanna keep it. That is a great price too. Bet it doesn't hang around very long.

Lee Laurie

Sue Schuster said...

Carol,
You are so crafty. I just love the redo. I would pay the $95 for that mirror. I guess if I had made that and was going to take it to my booth, I would have a hard time too. Keep or sell??

Connie said...

You are always "wowing" us.
Beautiful job:)

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

The mirror looks great I really like your color choice.
Denise

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's gorgeous! Nice job! I'm betting it will sell at that price, if not, then it's meant for you to keep it! I wouldn't want to let it go after all that work and how it turned out!

Katherine

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fabulous piece! You did an amazing job, and it is WELL worth the price. You would think the mirror was found that way. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Mimi Sue said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Worth every bit of the 95...Mimi

Debbie said...

I would have expected it to be even higher. It's a gorgeous piece and a beautiful marriage of the two pieces.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love how it came out, Carol. Truly wonderful! YUM!

Will chat soon about the booth!

Love, Rebecca

Donna said...

What an inspiring transformation!

Lynn Wheeler said...

Wow Carol, this is very very gorgeous. You are so handy with saws and stuff. Wish I was. I think your price is way more than fair. Heck, by now it's probably sold. Just curious. Why did you paint it black first? xo

marda said...

What an amazing piece. I would buy it in a heartbeat. It did not look like an easy job, but what a beautiful outcome.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, I am in love with this piece! You are so creative!
Hugs,
Sherry

Little Miss Maggie said...

Stunning project, Carol. You did an amazing repair job. I would never have known, if you hadn't pointed it out. I don't think $95 is too high at all. After all, it's a one of a kind.

Marlynne said...

Beautiful! Would want to keep it myself!

Stampindamour said...

Carol - this is GORGEOUS!!! You have a good eye for the potential beauty in abandoned pieces...

-pamela ;)

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

This is definitely a marriage made in heaven and should last a long, long time!! So beautiful.

20 North Ora said...

Oh Carol - you took two pieces of junk and made a beautiful treasure. That is just gorgeous.

Judy

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Carol, what a great recycling project. So Beautiful. I love the idea of marrying the two!

lynn said...

i just LOVE this, carol! so gorgeous! have a great weekend!

Woodworkin' & Good Eats said...

Hi Carol, Connie has done most of the work on her. Credit where credit is due. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I am so so impressed! Just amazing how you piece it all together. I love the end result and color!
Karen

Debbiedoo's said...

What a gorgeous mirror. So much prettier with your magic on it Carol!

Teresa said...

This is one of your projects that change my heartbeat. Really!
It couldn't be an easy project... it was indeed a Paramount one and only you to get to the end of it. I'd give up between step 1 and 2 ;).
But when I reach that point I'll think of you ;)
Thank you for sharing: the difficulties and the final result, which couldn't be dearest.
Well done, Lovely!

P.S. Now going to check the below, yours Bulletin Boards With Shabby Lace Pockets, because I wanted to do something trully original and elegant to my sister-in-law, and where would I find the inspiration but here?! Going to apply for best sis-in-law award. If it implies chocolate I'll have it thinking of you ahahah

Love,
Teresa

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! The mirror was worth all the work you put into it. It's gorgeous now Carol!!!