Friday, September 25, 2009

I want to show you my new mirror

I saw this mirror at Kirklands and I liked it I used to have a mirror
that was 1/4 this size here and wanted a larger one so

I looked at the price .... too much for me

then it went on clearance..then 25% off that price...
I went on Thurs the first day of the 25% off and noticed

this damage and left....

I went back on Sat, the last day of the 25%off, and it was still there.
...I then noticed this damage (blurry picture) on the end as well
so I went to the manager, waited till no other customers were close by
and asked if an item is damaged? would they consider going much less? and he said ..
so, we walked back to the mirror, he saw the price and said I think we could go 45.
and I said Oh, I was thinking more like 35 .... he saw the damage and said ok ,we can do that
(why didn't I say 25?:)

so after loosing my keys momentarily in my excitement I went to home depot to dream up a repair plan.
I took it home and looked at the colors, is that dark red or brown under that gold? and exactly what shade of Gold is that? oh, and that is green next to the nail head?

I bought these button plugs and hubby cut the base off-
I would have taken half a thumb off with the end if I had done it-- when I said that to him he did put a leather glove on (he is so smart)

Painted the green base
molded some wood puddy for the bridge between the buttons
I decided the under color was dark red. I went through every color of metallic gold acrylic paint there is and used a bit of each as the first coat over the red -but finally
this gold leafing pen worked best

I sanded and used the same paint on this end can you see it?

can you see the repair?

I cannot see it, and I am thouroughly enjoying it!!!

(except mirrors are tricky to photograph)


txmommy said...

I love it!

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

WOW! I am impressed. You are amazing! I would of grumbled and kept on walking once I noticed it was damaged.

nikko said...

Beautiful! I bet it looks wonderful in your living room.

Natalie said...

I love the mirror.
Wow, you did an awesome job repairing it. It doesn't show at all.

Natalie said...

I forgot to add that you could work in a museum.:)

Sue said...

Wow!! that is impressive. What a great idea.

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very impressive.

Robin said...

love you.. great job

Lawstude said...

that was truly a good find.

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Catherine said...

That way, people who are ot lucky enough to seat on the couch, can also watch from the other side.

I've seen you, Marcia.....