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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cheval Dressing Mirror

Sorry that it’s been forever since I posted a project!  Sheesh!  I’ve had a bazillion (my go-to exaggeration number.  Do you have one?) things going but haven’t been able to get anything completed and pictured and blogged about for SO long.  My apologies.  BUT the silver-lining to that cloud is that I have a bazillion things just about ready to show you, so you’re going to be like “Ann Marie!  Quit spamming my blog reader, why don’t ya!”  And I will laugh maniacally and wring my hands with fiendish delight.  :)

Some old friends of mine (not that they are old, I’ve just known them a long time) were moving and got a hold of me last week to see if I wanted a few things that they were getting rid of in the move.  Terri reads the blog and knows I can’t turn down free.  (Hi Terri!)  She gave me a set of 4 Ethan Allen Maple Braceback Chairs that I’m planning on making a dining set of with a round pedestal table I have.  That project will be for another day, but she also gave me an oak cheval dressing mirror.  Here’s the very uninspiring before (after I had begun prep-work, of course…)

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I decided to paint it a soft off-white and distress to shabby chic perfection.

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I hand-painted this project, but I also have my new HVLP paint sprayer up and running!  I’m seriously in love.  It’s been a long search for this picky informed buyer, and I couldn’t be happier with it’s first performance.  I’ll show you later today how the armoire for my husband turned out.  Two posts in one day!!  I know!!  :)

In other quite exciting news, we’re going to kick off a REALLY BIG giveaway very soon, so hold onto your seats!!  I’m so excited to tell you about it!!

 

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Primitive and Proper, Domestically Speaking

12 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty! Can't wait to see what else you have you have to show us. =0)

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  2. Ooh I am so escited for you that you have got your sprayer finally up and running....I am hanging out for one but need the spray booth space first... My 4 yr old son's go-to exaggeration number (well not even exaggeration number, just the one that covers everything as far as he is concerned, is 'a million from one' whatever that means, lol.

    xx Karen

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  3. That is so pretty. I have an oak cheval mirror and have always wanted to refinish it. How did you cover the grain so it didn't show through? Also how do u get the sanded (distressed) part to show up dark? Thanks for any help you can give me. I love seeing all of your stuff.

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  4. so perfect! Great job on the subtle distressing.

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  5. It is shabby chic perfect!!!!!

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  6. The mirror looks amazing! I need to show this to my sister; she has a cheval mirror like this.

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  7. Looks SO good! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :)

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  8. Oh, I love this! The distressing is perfect!

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  9. Hey that is my go to number too! Love what you did to the mirror, it looks beautiful.

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  10. Yummy! Let us hope Terri is moving next to me :) Love the armoire for the hubster too. Crafty gal.

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  11. so pretty! i can just picture my own little princess dressing up and playing in front of the mirror. she has a bit of a mirror obsession. ;) gorgeous! thank for joining my party!

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