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!
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.
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.
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!
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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. :-)ReplyDelete
What a fantastic job you did with this piece!ReplyDelete
If the former owners ever see it, they'll be ill they threw it away! lol!!
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 ;)ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous!!! Good job! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous piece! Great job I love it!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
I love this piece! you are an inspiration to me!ReplyDelete
Love! This looks like it belongs in a loft in NY!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
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?
UN-BE-Lievable!!! That is FABULOUS!! I am in love...I am sure it will sell right away!ReplyDelete
Amazing! Love the mirrors but that handle looks awesome. Great work!ReplyDelete
Anne Marie - this is gorgeous. What are the dimensions, and how much are you asking for it?ReplyDelete
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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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
WOW. I love it!ReplyDelete
gorgeous! i love the painted detail on the top drawer!ReplyDelete
Fantastic!! I really like that you left the top drawer mirror-free. The distressed drawer pull is genius.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This turned out so fabulous! I love the hardware change on the bottom drawer. It will gone in no time!ReplyDelete
Amazing job! I like the way you changed up the knobs on the front. Great color choice. It looks absolutely wonderful!ReplyDelete
/how beautiful is your furniture ,just stuning so glad i found your blog through the also very talented Meg and mums .ReplyDelete
YOU ROCK!!!! Totally fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
AMAZING!!! You are SO talented!!! Your newest follower & so happy to have found you!! Blessings!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
You can chech my vanity out here!
Just gorgeous. You have been featured here:ReplyDelete
Wow, that is beautiful! Amazing work!ReplyDelete
Oh my God, this is an amazing thing.ReplyDelete
What a great find! Your turned it into an absolutely stunning piece. Thanks for the inspiration :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra HillsReplyDelete
How creative! I love how you styled the pictures with the reflection of the snow!ReplyDelete
LOVE THIS, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,ReplyDelete
awesome eye you have! KUDOS!ReplyDelete
What color grey and did you paint or spray paint?ReplyDelete