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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mirrored Chest

I rescued this cute little 2 drawer chest on the side of the road a little while back.  I’m still shocked at what people are going to just throw away!

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Sure, it was shabby, but that baby had obvious potential.  Am I right?  And I knew almost immediately that it was screaming out for some mirrors.

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I painted it a high gloss gray, and had mirrors cut to fit at the local glass and mirror shop, which cost about $25.  They’re affixed with some heavy duty epoxy.  I added some swirls with the same silver paint pen I used on the Metallic Herringbone Desk on the upper center panel.  I painted one of the original pulls with silver spray paint, then distressed it so the brass showed through.

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I moved it over to Livy Lou’s this afternoon to hear that the Metallic Herringbone Desk had sold!  Yay!  More motivation to keep on keepin’  on.

Hope you like it!

Linking to:

Primitive and Proper, Domestically Speaking, Finding Fabulous, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring

33 comments:

  1. Oh.my.word. LOVE this!!! I've been dying to do a mirrored oiece for awhile, but I have yet to find the rit piece. This is just beautiful. :-)

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  2. What a fantastic job you did with this piece!
    If the former owners ever see it, they'll be ill they threw it away! lol!!

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  3. OH my this is AMAZING! I love the mirrors, the color, and the swirls! GREAT job! I'm so going to make my own mirrored tables now ;)

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  4. This is gorgeous!!! Good job! :)

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  5. Gorgeous piece! Great job I love it!

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  6. This turned out to be a really stunning piece. I love the grey, love the mirrors, love the swirls and I love the pull. It's beautiful! Great job!!

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  7. I love this piece! you are an inspiration to me!

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  8. Love! This looks like it belongs in a loft in NY!

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  9. Um hi there. Yeh I'm the previous owner of that chest and I just realised that it means a lot to me. So if I could have it back now...
    That is unbelievably gobsmackingly gorgeous! I need to try this. Please please link this up to my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open: http://www.megandmums.com/2011/12/m-ms-saturday-splendour-no-2.html
    By the way, I'm serious. Can I have it?
    Megan ;o)

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  10. UN-BE-Lievable!!! That is FABULOUS!! I am in love...I am sure it will sell right away!
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  11. Amazing! Love the mirrors but that handle looks awesome. Great work!

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  12. Anne Marie - this is gorgeous. What are the dimensions, and how much are you asking for it?
    Shellie from twovinylchicks.com

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  13. Wow! Could you be more specific about the color you painted it? Expand on "high gloss gray", please, because I think I found the color I want to paint my hutch!

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  14. Beautiful job! This is surely one of a kind. I was wondering if you had cut those mirrors yourself,I've always wondered what it might cost to have it done elsewhere, so thank you for sharing that.By the way...those handle are perfect!

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  15. gorgeous! i love the painted detail on the top drawer!

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  16. Fantastic!! I really like that you left the top drawer mirror-free. The distressed drawer pull is genius.

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  17. This is absolutely amazing! It turned out beautiful! Where did you buy the mirrors to begin with? I wish you lived closer to New Jersey so I could commission a piece from you, I just LOVE your stuff!

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  18. You are truly an artist! What a beautiful transformation! Thanks for posting those inspirational photos for us. Maybe I'll be inspired to finally work on some old pieces I've had in my garage for a while and then be able to use them in the house!

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  19. This turned out so fabulous! I love the hardware change on the bottom drawer. It will gone in no time!

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  20. Amazing job! I like the way you changed up the knobs on the front. Great color choice. It looks absolutely wonderful!

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  21. /how beautiful is your furniture ,just stuning so glad i found your blog through the also very talented Meg and mums .

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  22. YOU ROCK!!!! Totally fabulous!!!

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  23. AMAZING!!! You are SO talented!!! Your newest follower & so happy to have found you!! Blessings!

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  24. This is awesome!!! I am in LOVE with mirrored furniture. I just finished a vanity (Saturday, no kidding) where I tried to imitate a mirrored finish with paint. I haven't tried to actually apply mirrors yet - but you have inspired me to try!!

    You can chech my vanity out here!

    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/2011/12/vivacious-vickys-vanity.html

    Megan

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  25. Just gorgeous. You have been featured here:

    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2011/12/weekend-features_16.html

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  26. Wow, that is beautiful! Amazing work!

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  27. Oh my God, this is an amazing thing.

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  28. What a great find! Your turned it into an absolutely stunning piece. Thanks for the inspiration :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

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  29. How creative! I love how you styled the pictures with the reflection of the snow!

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  30. LOVE THIS, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

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  31. What color grey and did you paint or spray paint?

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