Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fireplace Mantel Mirror and Shelf

I don't have a before photo of this piece, but someone had started stripping it back to oak and soon gave up on the task.  I knew it would be way too much work to finish the job they had started and besides it was already painted a very dark color.
I had my husband sand it down and repaint it black.  Then I sanded it back to expose some of the wood beneath.  I love this finish.  It definitely gives a nice aged look and also a very informal look.
This piece is still pretty primitive, but it's a great accent mirror that makes a huge statement.  It's 45 inches wide and at least three feet tall.  I hope it finds a good home.
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8 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, that is a fabulous piece. Some times we just have to go within the color it is or it is to much work. I think it looks wonderful!!

Carol

Gail said...

That's beautiful Maggie! Enjoy your weekend with your sweet grandbaby! Gail

Vintage/Retro Collectables said...

I like it! You know, when I first glimpsed it I thought it was old iron ware!
Regards from France, Alexander

Danni Baird said...

That is a pretty piece Maggie and what an interesting shape for the mirror! Nicely done girl!

Anne said...

Wow that is stunning!
xx
Anne

Susie said...

Maggie, You just keep out doing yourself. That is gorgeous. xoxo,Susie

Cynthia said...

Maggie this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!!

Cynthia

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