Monday, July 28, 2008

Creative License


Do you ever look at something and think, "I can do that!"? I do it all the time, and it gets me into trouble. The garage in our Amarillo house was packed to the gills with all sorts of "future" projects that I never got around to. It was so packed, in fact, that we had TWO garage sales before we moved, and each one netted over $1000. You know it's bad when your garage sale customers ask if you've ever had an antique store, and you haven't. LOL

I'm bound and determined not to the make the same mistake at our new house. Seriously, I really don't think I'll be doing any more furniture rehabs anytime soon. Still, I can't help but be intrigued when I look at this mirror in the Ballard's catalog. Even though geometry isn't my strong suit, how hard could it be to find a simple, secondhand mirror, pencil in the design and go over it with that faux leading stuff from the craft store?



Then I saw the same design in a larger mirror and thought how neat that would look on mirrored closet doors. That couldn't be all that hard, could it? Why don't you try it and let me know how it works out, okay?

9 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

Too funny that they asked if you ever owned an antique store! Ha.

This mirror actually reminds me of the one Matt used on Design Star last night. It would have the same sort of look in a room. I like it. -Julia

Tausha said...

found your blog and giggled as I read it! I love all the decorating inspirations as well as all the funnies. Thanks so much for making me laugh today-more than once!
i saw a mirror like that at a garage sale around here a couple weeks ago. I looked at it and thought, what would I ever do with it. Now i am kicking myself!! The worst or best part-it was 5 bucks! CRAP!

sandra/tx said...

Welcome, Tausha. I think there are meds for girls like us. ;-)

Julia, thanks for stopping by. I did like Matt's mirror a lot. In fact, that the best thing he did. Everything went downhill from there.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...YOU can pill it off, girl! You had THAT many pieces of furniture?? 1000 clams is A LOT! (said with my very tiny 2 garage sale experience. blush)

I think I need to have another sale. Good luck on your mirror...HEY...throw us a bone, show us some of your home!! Purty pa-lease???

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

pill=pull. Carry on.

SarahWhite said...

Sandra, Sandra, Sandra! I'm so out of the loop sometimes...I remember you talking about a starting a blog...didn't realize you were up and running. Yay for me! I just got a Ballards Catalog today...haven't had one in forever! So much fun to look at in print.

I'm with Linda...you can so pull that off. This is right up your alley. Good gravy on the yard sale...I really to have about 5 of them.

C's rooms have all been adorable...I look forward to the unveiling of the new one. And please, update us on your house. :)

SarahWhite said...

OK...I promise, next time I will check my spelling before I send. sheesh.

Amber said...

You can so pull that off...in all your SPARE. TIME. Yup! ;)

By the way, I hope to know whether I can make Boots & Black Tie in the next few weeks....by mid August anyway.

Chris said...

If you do this project, you will be my hero. I LOVE that mirror, but that sounds pretty intimidating to me. Tackle it and let me know how it goes!