Saturday, February 5, 2011

I "Sissie-fied" a Mirror....

I bought this sweet cherub mirror at the Brimfield Antique Fair last Spring and it sat in my basement waiting patiently for its turn for a paint job worthy of making it up the stairs... :)

And then the other day, I was catching up on blogs that I follow when Sissie (as I'm sure most of you already know) from Sissie's Shabby Cottage did a post on some doors that she refinished with Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace. Bingo!! And out the door I went for a quart!

Love the color! Yes...I know it's white but it's such a pretty white! :)

Thanks to Sissy for turning me on to my new favorite paint!


Sandi said...

This is gorgeous Diane!! Love it with it's new paint job and the candle is perfect with it!

Susan said...

What a transformation Diane! I've seen that color swatch at the hardware store and now I know how beautiful it can turn out. LOVE the candle and starfish additions. Perfect, and you definitely toned down the original look.
Thanks for sharing,

Carole said...

So pretty in white. It's amazing how a little paint can really make a difference.


sissie said...

Hi Diane,
You are so funny! Thanks for the mention and I'm glad that you like Chantilly Lace. I had to get some more today and the lady at the paint counter told me that it has become very popular.
I love your mirror transformation. What a difference and yes, it is sissified!!


Anonymous said...

your mirror looks gorgeous!Isn't it nice to get such great ideas, and inspiration from all the fabulous blogs out there!I love the color too!


michelle said...

What a beautiful mirror, I love the white!! The candle and starfish are a wonderful touch! :)

Ann said...

That's a lovely transformation:)

A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty Diane! I agree with Michelle...the candle and starfish are a wonderful touch!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what a difference painting it white made! It's gorgeous... love it! It looks so pretty with the glow of the candle, too! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it's so pretty, I'll have to check that paint out!!!

Deb said...

Your mirror is so pretty painted white! Chantilly is my favorite white too...I use it for everything! ~Deb~

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love it!

Lou Cinda

Susan @ said...

Hi Diane,
I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award!

Secondhandrose said...

Wow, so much prettier in white! I want to hop the fence into the white/gray neighborhood... at least that is a goal for now. It may take awhile to convert my hubby to white. Come for a visit. Make it a great week.

Ana said...

Oh Diane,
What a lovely mirror. I just love how pretty white paint makes everything look so shabby chic fresh. Love it.

Hugs and Kisses,

Roberta said...

Been hearing about Chantilly Lace a lot lately. Looks like a keeper and served as inspiration for you! Looking forward to Brimfield ~

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hi Diane, so glad you stopped by for a visit...nice meet a fellow White lover! I've been enjoying your the cupboard from Brimfield. It's been a dream of mine to get a show one day!

Thanks for the 'tip' on the white paint. It's amazing how many shades of white there are, so when you find one you love is a good thing.

Have a nice week. I'm trying to finish the projects I've started.


Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Diane! I've been visiting your blog this afternoon and just loving what you've done with your beautiful home, your sweet garden shed, and the treasures you've brought home! Adore all the white! You have a stunning place!!! Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from you! :) I'm following you back!

xoxo laurie

Pattie said...

Hi Diana, nice to meet you, Look at your baby!!!! as you know I have a passion for Bostons I love your baby Pal, Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following me, I now am your newest follower. looking forward to are friendship.


Anonymous said...

Love the white too, passionately !!!

Nice to meet and follow you!
Come by sometime!

Ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina