Monday, September 17, 2012

Nearly Free Modern Stye Mirror in Antibes Green

This is the first of 5 very cheap projects I'll be showing before I do my Master Bath reveal.
We have an area at our local transfer center (re: garbage dump) where people put things that they would normally donate for someone else to take for free.  I talked about it HERE.  My lovely friend Katie, who calls these places "The Mall", even found an American Girl and gave it to Elsa as a gift. ♥  I also got my husband an expensive squat rack for his workouts, all for FREE!  It's a really neat place...I wish they had these all over the U.S.  


Last month I found this little broken clock.  I don't normally snag home decor items, but this had just a bit of the shape that reminded me of the sunburst wall art craze.   The color was a dated rust tone that was popular in the 2000's (is that how best to use that time period?'s not as easy as saying the 90's, haha)


I removed all of the clock hardware and used some yellow craft paint around the edges for contrast.  The whole piece was painted with Antibes ASCP and then I did a teeny bit of distressing to reveal the yellow undercoat.

When the paint was dry, I hot glued a 12" craft mirror from JoAnn's (about $4 with my 40% off coupon) and hung this beauty up!  Super easy and super cheap.

LOVE the Antibes Green color!  I'm using it as the dominant accent color in my bathroom.

It's added a bright touch with fun personality to the space.

 Stay tuned to see the rest of my little projects followed by a Master Bath reveal next week.

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  1. This mirror is gorgeous! I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat. I love the new colour. Found you through Elizabeth & Co linky party and am a new follower through GFC. Would love it if have a chance to stop by my blog sometime.
    Tuula :)

  2. How cute is that! I love that they mirror fit right in perfectly. And I had no idea about transfer stations. I may have to check to see if my city has one.

  3. I love the name of 'transfer stations' In our council you arn't allowed to take stuff from the skips :0( In another council they have a recyling's huge and locals call it 'The Dump'!! Many bargains to be had there.

  4. So Cute. I would love for you to come by and LINK up at our Pin It Wednesday Party @Pounds4Pennies!

    I thought this was made by using Clothes hangers at first. Now I think I have an idea what I want to do with all my hangers!

  5. LOVE IT!!! It's such a funky piece!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. I love! Thanks you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured this on my facebook page. Are you a fan? Don't forget to stop by and grab a featured button!

  7. I love your 'new' mirror. I've been working with antibes lately and it such a fun color!

  8. Love it so much. You transformed it completely and I never would have thought to do that. Amazing! Love the green colour too.

  9. Looks quite lovely as a mirror.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  10. That mirror is just fabulous! And I adore the color! Wonderful transformation! I found you through Petals to Picots! Happy to be here!

  11. Great re-do! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  12. Liked this so much I gotta feature it today! Thanks again for sharing!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  13. I love your transformation! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee


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