Friday, October 22, 2010

High and Tired

I've been trying to make these $24.99 mirrors from HomeGoods...

Look like these $425 Silver Nikita Mirrors...

I first painted them and didn't like them, and now have been attempting silver leafing. I spray painted them black and spent two episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2 hours) last night and two Project Runways 3 hours today. Oh, that was 1 mirror, by the way. I'm tired and the adhesive gives me a migraine and makes me feel high.

Trying to take my mind of my husband deploying this weekend...

I'll show you the finished product when I get them up and running. Oh, and I need to buy new mirror inserts. We broke both taking them apart. Is that 14 years bad luck or how does 2 work???

Hopefully when it's done it will look like this...

updated bedroom

Any projects making you crazy, high, or tired this week???


  1. Loving your Polyvore skillzzzz. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  2. OH My Goodness scare me how much you are like me, your aunt. How many times have a spray painted my ever so high esteemed projects to only end up with a migraine and dizzy............Aunt T

  3. You should cover the mirrored section with a couple layers of thick card board ( they would have to be cut precise) and then tape the edges with painters tape. Then use a couple of coats of silver spray paint . Then to give it the shine and durability, you can cover with a clear coat. That la what I would do at least : )

  4. Emily, I don't know how on earth I came across your blog (looking at someones FB page or something) but I am so following you now! You are absolutely amazing with your bargin finds, decorating inspirations, and fabulous fashion sense! But you are also a wonderful read! I hope you don't mind if I follow, you make me smile. Oh, I have no creative juices but I am gonna find that WM zebra print bench!!
    Kelley (BTW we were in KS and I was the one who let the Sears guys in with your washer and dryer when Stephen first got here... just wanted you to know I am not a total stalker!)

  5. Call several places and compare prices before you replace the broken mirrors. I broke some glass on some really big picture frames...Michael's and other framing stores wanted $30 each for the glass (I only paid $25 for the frame originally!). I called a glass company instead (kind-of like my dad's shop) and got the glass for $8 each...that would probably be your best bet for mirror replacements.

  6. haha! Thought I was the only one who did projects with the Real Housewives!

  7. great blog

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