Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

A couple of weeks back, I stopped at Goodwill while running errands. I found this lovely gold mirror for $15.00.   I found it to be kind of on the pricey side for Goodwill, but whatever, I loved it.  I've been looking for something like this to add to our very modern dining room.  An old man in line, obviously a thrift store connoisseur, told me I was spending way too much on the mirror and that "it's not worth that". I just smiled and handed over my money. 
I gave it a coat of Rustoleum spray paint for plastic.  Did I mention it's a plastic material.  Cute, huh?
Well, so this past weekend I head out to the Salvation Army with my mom and guess what I find...another lovely gold plastic mirror.  This one is much more detailed and just a bit wider than the first one.  I jumped on it and its $6.99 price tag.  I guess I did overpay at Goodwill. 
I'm trying to decide which one I'm going to keep.  The busier and bigger one or the more subtle and smaller one.  The busier one seems to be winning.  My sister will be getting the other mirror for the gallery wall in her room. I've been on a major painting, fixing, and staining push for her apartment.  My house was looking pretty hoarderish with all her stuff crowding it up. I spent the last 3 days painting and painting, my whole body hurts.  What do you think?

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52 comments:

Life, Crafts and Whatever 6/30/2011  

I like the second mirror. I don't care for the little line detail thingy ON the mirror on the first mirror. Why can't I find things that that in my GW? I have a mirror wall like that, and cannot find those anywhere. Had to order most of these on Ebay.

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Rust-Oleum Scott 6/30/2011  

The new look mirror is impressive. The color works so well and the project seems so easy. Great job!

~PJ 6/30/2011  

oh my goodness! you did find two beauties! LOL. How funny that we both found such amazing mirrors. I'm going with the old guy, 15.00 was a bit steep, my last mirror at Goodwill was 6.99 as well.

The Scott's Crib 6/30/2011  

That mirror is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great find...and yes GW was tripping with that price...

Cindy 6/30/2011  

Love the mirror! I should buy something like that for my dinning room! thanks for the inspiration! :)

Desiree 6/30/2011  

What a great find! I love them both. GW has gotten very pricey with their stuff. But I still shop there!

Lesley 6/30/2011  

Why do you have to choose? They are both amazing.

Kristin Miracle Lewis @ west on cole 6/30/2011  

Awesome find! Love thrifting!! I love the first one because of the elegant simplicity but then again I think black and white are colors!

Camilla 6/30/2011  

I'm SOOOO jealous you found this...I have been on the hunt for a scroll-y mirror like this! It is so awesome! Great find.

Jenn ~ Flea With Me 6/30/2011  

i love both! i think the guy told you you were over paying so you would put it back and HE would snatch it up!!

Ali Richardson 6/30/2011  

I like the bigger one! If you're gonna go, go BIG! That's my motto :)

Sam @ The Junk House 6/30/2011  

I don't think $15 is too much. I paid that for a similar mirror a couple months ago. I think $6.99 is just an extra awesome deal.

Mrs. DeVore 6/30/2011  

I love them both! What great finds!

ohkeeka 6/30/2011  

I love them both, but maybe the second one a wee bit better. They look SO much better white--I want one too!

Anne 6/30/2011  

Great job! Love the mirrors! The price on both of them, in the end, is great!!

Something Nice and Pretty 6/30/2011  

I have the same mirror, but without looking I don't know which one of yours it is:) I found mine at GW but only paid $5.99 also painted white!

Rondell

Rosemary@villabarnes 6/30/2011  

I like the more ornate second one. I like the price better too.lol

At The Picket Fence 6/30/2011  

Great job transforming those mirrors! I think you can't go wrong with either of them and we so appreciate you sharing their makeovers with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Handbags*N*Pigtails 6/30/2011  

I bought the exact same mirror as your 1st one at my Salvation Army here and paid $5.99(see it here: http://handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-6-ikea-look-like-mirror.html)
I painted it black and then started seeing them all over the blogworld. They're similar to an empty $25 frame Ikea sells too. Great finds!
Sarah
*Found you through My Repurposed Life

Crystal @ Ordinary Days 7/01/2011  

Oh, as soon as I saw that I knew it was going to be really pretty! I love it and love it where you have it hanging. So pretty. :)

melanie 7/01/2011  

i love it j! great ideas!

Suzanne@Meridian Road 7/01/2011  

They're both great! Either way, your sister is getting a deal!

Erin @ His and Hers 7/01/2011  

I just bought that same mirror (the 2nd one) at a yard sale, and I also spray painted it white! Haven't decided what I'm doing with it yet, though. It's nice of you to help your sister out. :)

And I don't actually think $15 is too much considering a similar mirror brand new would cost WAY more than that. Good for you for not listening to the old man :)

Melissa, The Happier Homemaker 7/01/2011  

I love them both. Did you take the mirror off to spray paint the first one? I found a mirror with similar overlap of the frame onto the mirror part and I can't remove the mirror to spray paint it so it is awaiting hand-painting (and its going to be waiting a while!)

viv{re} 7/01/2011  

ah. i love this! looks like that gorgeous mirror that gets broken from 'he's just not that into you' (the movie). I've been looking for one of these everywhere! great find. :)
- Viv

http://vivrekitchen.blogspot.com

Robin 7/01/2011  

I think they both look fantastic! Think I'll be heading to the Salvation Army store soon... :0)

Melissa and Scott 7/01/2011  

I recently picked up one of these beauties at GW and I painted it white and made it a chalkboard. Seeing yours all fresh and mirror-ish kinda make me wish I would've kept mine a mirror.

Miss Charming 7/02/2011  

Love both of these mirrors. (I agree with Jenn-The old man was probably hoping you would put the mirror back so he could buy it.) The price may have been a little high for Goodwill but your mirror looks brand new and a new mirror would have been much more than that. My attitude is that if you're getting great deals all the time for just a few dollars, then it's okay to pay a little more for something you really love. Great job!

The Answer Is Chocolate 7/02/2011  

I love both mirrors. I wonder if GW has clued into us bloggers transforming their stuff and raised their prices! I though things were higher last time I went there. But still FAR less than PB or Ballard!

Joselyn@The DIY Spot 7/02/2011  

Stopping by from FJI! Love both of them! Your such a nice sis to share your great finds. Hope you will stop by and enter my summer giveaway.

Delaney 7/03/2011  

Looks great in white!
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Britty,  7/04/2011  

If you overpaid, I REALLY overpaid...!!

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Madigan at madiganmade 7/04/2011  

Great eye and they look great white. Since you are getting lucky with these finds, what if you found a third one... and made a wall grouping?

Suesan 7/04/2011  

Love the mirror! I had one like this in my To Do Projects, but it didn't survive our last few moves. I'll have to look for another one.

Susan 7/04/2011  

I love the mirror. I would keep the larger more ornate one!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome 7/04/2011  

Over from Coastal Charm. Love the mirror, the paint job is great!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy 7/04/2011  

Saw your post on DIY Show-Off. Don't you feel like some employees at Goodwill have caught on to what items we bloggers are drooling over? I keep finding thigs that are WAY over-priced for Goodwill and think they're on to us...

Mirrors look great! Go with the chunkier one :)

Beth 7/05/2011  

Found your link at Funky Junk, and yes, the GW, SA & Habitat ReStores are finding out that this stuff sells & so their prices have really jacked up!

I found a mirror very close to your smaller one at a garage sale last summer for $3 & it's now hot pink in my daughter's room.

As far as which one to keep, I think I would opt for the larger one too.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy 7/05/2011  

I love how it blends. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com 7/05/2011  

So pretty! I've been looking for something similar, but with no luck. Great finds.

gail 7/06/2011  

Your mirror turned out beautifully! $15 is a bit pricey for goodwill (I think too)
gail

Maggie 7/06/2011  

I would have paid that price as well, this size at HL runs around 39.99-59.99.

Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.
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Thanks
Maggie

Stacey 7/06/2011  

Really nice...gotta love the thrift store. Just a little paint and you can make some awesome things!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jody 7/07/2011  

Love it! I just found two quite similar ornate mirrors at a yard sale. Now if I could only decide on a spray paint color...

minna k.s. 7/07/2011  

I love them both! Gorgeous!
This might be a dumb question (I've never spray-painted before) - do you have to cover/tape the mirror off, so the paint doesn't get on the mirror part? minnaks at gmail dot com :)
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Mary @ Redo 101 7/07/2011  

Good job on finding the mirrors! I used to have one like them, had it for years, then got rid of it - now I could kick myself :) Love the paint you did, they look fantastic!

The Revamped Soul 7/07/2011  

I love the second mirror, it's adorable and you did a great job painting it.

Carolyn 7/10/2011  

I think you did great with both mirrors, and both will look nice hung. You've done a great job fixing them up.

Karima 7/13/2011  

It is a hard choice, I love both mirrors!
Saw you on a linky party, what great work, I love doing up things and upcycling too! I am now google,fb and nb following you, please pop by, Karima x
www.karimascrafts.com

Natosha,  8/30/2011  

Those are Home Interiors mirrors (almost vintage! 1980s). I don't think you over paid considering what they are going for on Etsy and Ebay. They look great!

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