Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Thrift Store Find And MakeOver

Hope you all had a great weekend! They just never are long enough, are they?!

Did you know that every monday you can check out all the thrifting and garage sale finds from about 100+ bloggers? Just go to Rhoda's blog-Southern Hospitality to find all the links or to participate in her linky party called Thrifty Treasures AND you can go check out how people all across blogland have transformed things they have over at Susan's blog-Between Naps On The Porch. Susan hosts the linky party called Metamorphosis Monday. So stop on by both of these blogs to get some great inspiration!




Today I am participating in both of these linky parties- Thrifting Treasures & Metamorphosis Monday.

I scored this framed mirror at the Salvation Army. It was $12...way more than I normally would have spent, but I liked the size and detail!




Now you know that I couldn't keep it as is! I had hubby remove the mirror (for use on a future project) and I proceeded to prime & paint it & distress it a bit. Then I painted a piece of Luann with chalkboard paint and Voila......a new chalkboard!









Now I made this to sell but now I'm wondering if I should keep it for my kitchen instead of the smaller one I made. So I need you to help me decide if I should stick with the smaller one I made for my kitchen or if I should sell the smaller one and keep this new large chalkboard?? Decisions Decisions!




Ok, time to vote on which one I should keep.

UPDATE: Ok, you all voted for me to keep the big one so...........

now I'm selling the smaller chalkboard. Let me know if you would like to buy it. Just leave a comment or email me at darlene@creativecarpetdesign.com

It is $39/$8 shipping

Thanks
~Darlene~

44 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

DArlene, I love that & I vote to keep the big one. It really fills in that wall nicely. Love how that turned out!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love this. Every time I see one of these fabulous chalkboards, I want to make one, too! I'm on the hunt for the frame! Can't wait.

Great metamorphosis!

Sandra said...

Hi there. What a great find! I need a mirror frame like that now. I think you should keep the bigger one. It looks like it belongs right where you placed it.
Blessings,
Sandra

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

I love the bigger one. Great find!

tales from an oc cottage said...

So cute!!!!

m ^..^

Cindy said...

Oh geeze, I don't know! I liked the little one but, maybe because it was written on! Hmmm. I LOVE the big one.

podso said...

Absolutely keep the bigger one! Beautiful!

abeachcottage said...

this looks great, it's amazing what the chalkboard paint can do!

Sarah

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Great job! I love your sign too!

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!

stefanie said...

the bigger mirror looks beautiful, 12.00 is well worth it!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I vote the large one also.
Glenda

Embellished Bayou said...

Another vote for the big one, great job!

Darlene said...

I say definitely the big one. It fits that space VERY well!!! LOVE it!

K said...

Big one!

Gina said...

I'm voting for the big one, too. The extra carved detailing on the top makes it really special.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love both but I think the larger one is best on your wall. It looks great! Have a super Monday.

Charla

Nancy said...

I love your kitchen too, Darlene! And, I love that new chalk board!!! good find and good job!!! Nancy

Sue said...

The larger mirror fits the wall area better, so I would keep it and move it slightly to the right of the wall switch. This was a fantastic make-over and I don't think $12 was too high a price to have paid for it.
:-) Sue

Terri and Bob said...

I vote to keep the big one!

PS... how's the diet going? I did download it and read about it. You must have some willpower, girl!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Another vote for teh big one!

I recently bought a pair of mirrors very similiar to your's. I like your chalkboard so much that I just might make a chalkboard out of one of them.

~~Carol~~ said...

Keep the big one! It's gorgeous! I love your kitchen too!

Angie said...

They are both great, but I vote to keep the big one.

Anonymous said...

Hello Darlene,

Both chalkboard mirrors look great, but the big one fits perfectly into the space. I vote for the big one to keep. Have you checked out the chalk board markers that Sugar Pie Farmhouse featured on her blog? They are fun and make the chalk board a work of art:)

Best,

Debi

Nissa said...

I vote for the larger one, I love the details on it.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love the large one. It looks best on that wall. Thanks for sharing.

Charla

Sarah said...

Wow, you did a great job with the transformation of that mirror. It looks great now!

Carrie said...

I love that frame! Keep the big one!

redhead said...

Definitely the big one!! Hands down!

Reflections ... said...

I like the larger chalkboard better. It makes such a statement! Great job!

Kelli said...

Incredible! I love the big one. Just curious, what is the paint color in your kitchen? If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to know! Thank you!

Tara said...

Love it!!! I say the large one...fills the wall just perfect! Nice find and great job!

Rhonda said...

Hi Darlene,
Looks like you already made your decision, but I was voting to keep the large one - it is perfect for that spot! You did a great job!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

The big one looks awesome there! You did a wonderful job on it, love it!!

Kammy said...

Hello ~
Good job.....I am leaning towards the big one. I think the big one fits the space well and if you keep the smaller one...maybe add something else to balance out the wall ? Just me 2 cents - not a decorator... Love them both...
Hugs ~ Kammy

Helen Joy said...

Wow it looks great! I love both but the big one makes such a statment! I'm glad you went with it!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love em' both but I think the larger one does look better there. Sweet~

Mrs. C said...

Awesome job on the chalkboard. I liked it so much that found a frame on Craigslist and did one today. I absolutely love it...and I wouldn't have even thought about doing it, if I hadn't seen how nice yours turned out.

I'll post the pics on my blog this weekend. Right now, I need to find a way to remove chalkboard paint from my fingernails...lol.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

LOVE THAT! It reminds me a lot of the one that Olive Rue did, but she painted hers an aqua blue. Yours looks stunning in white. You can NEVER go wrong with white!

Thanks for joining me today!

Sheri said...

awww man!! You painted the mirror!! I loved it. Oh well, it's a nice chalkboard too. LOL

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love it... glad you kept the big one and thanks for linking it up!
~Whitney

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Good use for an old mirror! I love the detail and the distressing! Thanks for linking up with us! ~Ashley

Room to Inspire said...

Love the big one! It looks fabulous in your kitchen.

Chelsea

Tricia Anne said...

I love your chalk boards!!

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