Frugal Find of the Week Follow-up!

 

A few weeks ago I had lunch with one of my very first clients (and now friend) Seema, and her adorable baby boy! While talking over Tex-Mex, she mentioned that she was in the market for a sunburst mirror for her Dining Room and that she particularly liked the look of the Devon Mirror from ZGallerie. Having recently spent a day perusing through Garden Ridge, I remembered that I had seen a great sunburst mirror which was similar to the Devon....but of course the one at Garden Ridge was very reasonably priced. In fact, I was in the process of doing a post on this particular mirror for my Frugal Find that week!

So right after lunch, she headed to Garden Ridge to hunt it down. I did warn her that the finish on the mirror from Garden Ridge was quite atrocious....however, as I mentioned in the Frugal Find post....a little spray paint could take this mirror from drab to fab!!

As it turns out, Seema was up for the DIY project, so here are the pictures to document her work....

Here is the mirror before being purchased at Garden Ridge...

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sunburst frugal find

Frugal Find: Garden Ridge $39.99

As you can see, she removed the center and taped off the mirror to protect it from the spray paint...

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mirror2

Frugal Find: Before

With a can of antiqued gold spray paint from Home Depot, she painted the entire frame...

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mirror1

And voila! Here is the final product! Can you believe it?! I'd say she did a fabulous job!

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mirror3

Compare the Frugal Find with the Devon Mirror from Z Gallerie priced at $179.00....Amazing!

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I Love Mirrors!

 

I love mirrors! I know...as if you didn't notice, right?  I have them all over our house! Many of you have inquired about where I have purchased all of the mirrors that have been featured in some of my posts, so here goes......From "Making His House Our Home:" I found these two sunbursts at Home Goods for only $59.99 each! They are trimmed in an antiqued gold, which I love!

Sunburst Mirrors
Sunburst Mirrors

Again, from"Making His House Our Home:" not the best picture....but the mirror in the top right corner is bordered with weathered tree branches...a gift from my in-laws. We have two of them to create symmetry....something else I can't seem to get enough of!

Living Room After
Living Room After

Another shot of the mirrors...I like that they add another rustic element to the space.

Living and Dining
Living and Dining

From "Staircase Photo Gallery:" The mirror on our staircase is probably my favorite mirror in the house! Layer upon layer of sparkle and shine...such a unique shape, too! Again...I found this mirror at Home Goods for $39.99!

Stair Wall 2
Stair Wall 2

From "Frugal Find of the Week!! Mirrored Nightstand:" Mirrors aren't just for hanging! They also make stunning furniture pieces like this one from Home Goods for only $199.99!

Master Bedroom Mirrored Side Table Frugal Find
Master Bedroom Mirrored Side Table Frugal Find

I am now on the hunt for the perfect sunburst to go over our bed. It needs to be very small and preferably gold. It is one of the last items that I need to complete our master bedroom, so I am very anxious! Any ideas? Here is what I have in mind:

The larger one pictured below would be perfect!

This one is nice....maybe a little too small though...? The size kind of makes it more interesting...

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Maybe this one from Ballard Designs...designed by Suzanne Kasler.

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What do you think about me trying out this DIY sunburst that I saw on Isabella & Max via Honey We're Home?!?! Sooooo dramatic!! Don't you love it?! I'm seriously considering making a smaller version in gold! What do you think??

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