So, I have found myself with some extra time on my hands, as the kids are having their second snow day in a row. We are going to have fun around here today and make the most of this fun day–despite the fact that my big plans for the day had to be cancelled. And I have still have shopping to do before Christmas. And the kids are on day two of fighting over the ipad. And two more weeks of this are just around the corner! (AHHHHHHH!)

So, with this extra time, I thought I’d catch up on a little posting and tell you about my recent mirror makeover. Some of you noticed I had a new one in the piano room when I showed you the Christmas decor. And since a certain un-named BFF was giving me a hard time about not showing more of it, here it is (pre-Christmas decor).

I love it!

And yes, you perceptive people may have noticed that this is the 3rd mirror I’ve had over this mantel in the past year. But this one is The One. I think.

Anyway, I first met this little beauty at an estate sale that Dave and I went to a few weeks ago. It was my first estate sale and it was a lot of fun…as long as I didn’t think about the fact that we were going thru someone’s house and buying everything they ever owned in the world…but that’s a whole other post.

But this mirror was waiting for me there, priced at $5 in all its brown painted glory. I snatched it up as fast as you can snatch a huge, heavy, 40″ inch round mirror, and brought it home.

It’s old, for sure, and was originally painted gold, which is the plan I had for it as well.

I used my favorite Krylon gold on it.  Find it here via my affiliate link.

and voilá:

Yes, if you see it in person, you’ll notice all the little imperfections…

But, that’s what I’ve come to love about all my “found” treasures. They have a history. A story to tell. And I wouldn’t trade this mirror for all the mirrors at Horchow. Okay, you’re right, maybe I would.

But I do love a piece with a good story. And you can’t buy that online!