Mirror, Mirror on the . . .

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Do y'all have those objects collecting dust in your garage that are just calling to you? Grahm and I changed the mirrors in our bathroom a few months ago, and ever since this gold, beveled frame has been barking at me like my conscience does when I'm eating a donut (which I may or may not be doing right now). 
I grabbed some leftover Annie Sloane from this project, chalkboard spray paint, and some burlap--the perfect ingredients for any artsy fartsy session--and got down to business. (Did you just start singing this song in your head? Me too.)
Choosing a quotation for my new chalkboard was hard like 50-burpees-in-the-morning difficult. (And for the record, no. I did not do that today.) This was my inspiration.
I have a really weird obsession with handwriting. (I judge you by your p's and q's, literally.) Every year in school I would dramatically change my handwriting or my signature, which you may call a waste of time but perfecting that John Hancock of mine sure has come in handy for all my shopping sprees.

Needless to say, I spent an ungodly amount of time perfecting these good ol' Mumford&Sons words. It still may or may not look like chicken scratch. BUT when Grahmsterdoodle came home he asked, "Did you print that off or something?" (Yes, he'll be getting some ice cream and cake for that perfect response.) Or maybe I should raise my standards a little bit since his handwriting literally is chicken scratch.

Now to hang this bad mamajamma in our entry way...

28 comments:

Rachel S said...

THat is so cute!! Very talented!!

Amy said...

We have a chalkboard sticker thing in our kitchen and put quotes on it (try to weekly)... they're really fun!

Mason's Mama said...

Perfect!! It came out so great.

Erin LFF said...

Looks adorable! And I LOVE that handwriting--- good of Graham to notice!! ;)

Emily Carnes said...

It looks great!--I love the idea of turning that mirror into chalkboard. Great job, girl!

Lindsey said...

I love it. I've been wanting to do a chalk board something, but I'm lazy. Did you use actual chalk for the writing part?

Kathy B said...

I am loving seeing all of the creative stuff you've been up to recently; first the epic chair, now this gem! It's so beautiful and would look bloody lovely in my bedroom. Fancy shipping it over in exchange for a compliment & eternal gratitude?!

Your little one is already so lucky to have such a talented mother! X

PS: Your handwriting really is quite something.

lori said...

it looks so good! and i have a bit of an obsession with handwriting, too... though i never am happy with my own- yours looks awesome!

A Thousand Words said...

I love it!

Krista said...

That looks so cute and your handwriting is..very creative!

Kalyn V said...

But seriously... your handwriting is amazing. Teach me your ways.

KatyK said...

That looks so cute! I love Mumford & Sons so great quote and no I don't think its anything close to chicken scratch.

Amy said...

shut the front door, so stinking cute!
:)
I LOVE the blue color.
Also.....your handwriting, not fair!

Lauren said...

So cute. Love the handwriting. Our bathroom mirror is in dire need of replacement or a makeover.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I love it! What a great way to repurpose! Where are you hanging it?

Kerrie Williams said...

Yeah. I am the opposite of good at writing pretty things :( But you did AMAZING! love it!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

That's adorable!! I love it!!

Kayla Peveler said...

Um that is SO stinking cute. Holy crap!

Allison said...

This looks amazing!! And I love those lyrics! Good job girl!

Emily said...

I was just introduced to Annie Sloan paint last night and have not shut up about it since seeing the wonders it can do. How did I not know about this?! Living under a rock, for sure. That mirror is amazing and made even more amazing with a perfect Mumford and Sons quote.

**L_V** said...

It looks great, I love the colour.

somewherebetween.net said...

That shade is my favorite part... seriously great color! ~Lauren

Rachel said...

That looks so much better than the original mirror!

rachelqatwell said...

cute and bravo for the handwriting! but now I'm wondering where my chalkboard that I made went too. #MovingProbs

Mariah Rickard said...

Seriously so adorable!! You are crafty! Great job!

Katie said...

how did you write that?!?! my handwriting sucks. You would judge me for sure. The project turned out great!

Kelsey Eaton said...

Wow! I need you to come over and write and sign everything for me.

Becca Moss said...

I love this! It turned out fantastic!