Sunday 18 March 2012

Mirror and table makeover!!!

I could NOT wait to share with you my guestroom makeover... So instead of waiting for the whole room to be completed, I am showing you my new mirror painted in ASCP Antoinette (pink) and my "stenciled" table!!!

Really quickly, step-by-step!!!
First, a "before" picture!!!
This mirror is actually PLASTIC. I bought it for $5 on Craigslist. The table I have had it for years, and it was expensive so I did not want to part with it. This chair is going to my living room so I am not including it in the "after" pictures.

First I washed with TSP and a wet rag. Just dried with a paper towel. I have read about it in one clever lady blog and I think it does make a difference.

Ok, PAY ATTENTION to the edges of the mirrors you buy... I didn't and as a result could not fully coat it with paint. It is ok for my "distressed" look, but if you wanted a solid white it would be almost impossible to achieve here.

See?? this part above was the only part I could actually put the tape UNDER the scalopped (??) edges.

Painted with ASCP Old White, leaving some of the gold underneath showing.

Then added a coat of ASCP Antoinette (pink).
Distressed a bit just to show the gold and the white underneath and waxed with clear wax. 

And here is the table, which was inspired by Shannon from A Southern Belle with Northern Roots 
I chose a quote from 
(I just typed "inspirational words")
and printed on my printer ( I did a few tests before finding the right size that would fit my table) and traced on top of Graffite paper I bought at Michael's. I tried with newspaper like I read on  Shannon's blog but my newspaper gave very few ink so I could not read the words. Then I PAINTED it with craft grey paint and a thin brush. After drying I distressed with a fine sanding block and waxed with clear wax. 


Can you read the quote??
"You are the MAGICIAN,
the one who possesses all the HOCUS POCUS!"

A box to keep the guest's makeup!
(I made this room thinking of my mom) 

I glued a candlestick on this saucer I bought at a thrift store. I saw this on Nate Berkus show and have been obsessed with finding items to glue together but have not been successful, LOL! But this one is for my mom to put her jewellery! This is a pearl necklace I got from her... 

I thought about painting the brass (??) candle holder but changed my mind in the last minute. The tea light holder is crystal, got it at Winners. Something shinny!!!
I still have to hang the chandelier, paint the walls and buy new bedding for this room. I will keep you posted!

I am showing off at:



  1. It's looking lovely! I would never have thought to paint a mirror pink but am totally changing my mind now. Great job!

    1. Thank you!!! I know!!! I wanted everything white and blue... it is a guest room, it should be neutral... than I htought: my house, my guestroom, PINK IT IS!!! LOL!!!

  2. what an excellent job you did!!! looks great! thanks so much for the link!! I am sending an email on how to link to parties.

  3. ps, I shared you link for this post on my Southernbelle Northernroots facebook page!

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Shannon!!! You are so kind!!! Thanks for taking the time to teach me how to link!!!
      And for the table techniques!!! I am so glad you liked it!

  4. Claudine - Oh my goodness - I LOVE what you have done so far!! The table and mirror are soooo cute! I love the quote - you've inspired me to get busy on a table that I have had sitting for a bit! And the mirror is perfect in pink! Love it!!!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - have a great day!
    home sweet nest

  5. Elisa!!!! I am so FLATTERED!!!
    I know, you don't see this quote very often, right??
    I found it on Etsy! Copy away!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  6. Both of these pieces came out great! Thanks for sharing with Bringing Beauty!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to come over and comment!
      I love your blog!!! I could not stop looking this morning, lol!