Pine Window Frame Mirror Makeover

I am slowly accomplishing work on our basement guest bedroom and finished this mirror on the weekend.
I can't find a before photo, but it was a pine window with mirror inserts that I got at a yard sale for $10. I'm sure it was an '80's reproduction because although it is solid pine, the finish was just too perfect to be vintage.
I started by layering on shades of blue to show through in the distressing and then a quick coat of white.
Then it sat in our living room for several months. I'm much better at starting projects then finishing them ;)
I still have lots of work left to do in the guest room but after painting the walls I was inspired to finish this mirror with a few coats of Benjamin Moore Cloud White, some sanding and waxing.
We have a large window (and two small typical basement windows) in this room, so I thought a few mirrors would help to bounce light around. I took these photos at night (sorry!) because I have had a crazy weekend with my kids and husband sick with a virus. They seem to be well on the mend tonight though.
Now I can check this project off my 2012 Home Goals to-do list. (You can see this room in progress and the old blue walls at the 2012 Home Goals link.)
As far as basement guest bedroom progress goes, I still have two doors and trim to paint and curtains to make for the small windows. And a headboard to make. I finished sewing the larger curtains (I used a white king bedsheet) and you can see a peek of them in the photo above. I'm still looking for a coverlet or bedspread in white that fits my teeny tiny budget. Now I need to decide on some accessories but I like the fresh look so far. And I really like this window frame mirror!

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  1. I love this mirror! So beautiful, Elizabeth.

    Hope hubby feels better soon. You stay well!

  2. Wow! Looks gorgeous! I'm jealous .... :) x J

  3. i really like the pops of blue peeking through your finish--love this:)

  4. Starting to look amazing...


  5. This is a wonderful makeover Elizabeth. I have a mirror with hooks for J's lodge bathroom, I should paint. Great idea!

  6. Great mirror... love how you painted it. Hope the family is well soon.

  7. Looks nice. I like the distressing on it. Not too much, not too little - just right.


  8. Very Nice...you did a great job!

  9. Looks amazing. Love the paint layering. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.


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