{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The first floor of my house has an open floor plan with the kitchen/dining room completely open to each other and because I like having the tv on while I’m cooking, I wanted to incorporate a television into this space without it “taking over”. I already have a china cabinet on the wall best suited for the telly so having another tall entertainment cabinet didn’t feel right to me. I also need all the storage space I can get so I knew I’d have to hunt to find just the right pieces for this room – especially because I don’t have a big budget to spend in here. I looked at all the big box stores but just couldn’t find something that I loved and wasn’t all that happy with the prices either. So, the hunt was on!

{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, chest BEFORE

The first piece I found was this chest of drawers at a roadside junk shop. I love to rummage around in these shops when I can – you just never know what you’ll find! As was the case in point with this chest of drawers. It needed a lot of TLC but I loved the shape of the legs, the trim on the bottom and it was the perfect size – and in my price range! You know how I love painting with Annie Sloan Chalk paint so I grabbed a can of Old White and got to work. That and a coat of Clear Wax were all it needed to have a new lease on life!

{Turquoise Mirror and Antique Chest Makeover} Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Mirror BEFORE

My big score came next with this ornate gold mirror at a local antique mall. I have long been drooling over the ornately carved turquoise mirrors I’d see in catalogs like Horchow or design magazines but they are waaaaaaay out of my price range. I bet you can imagine how excited I was when I came upon this at a local store. I am SO in love with the shape of this mirror. It’s made from resin so it’s very lightweight but it looks nice and chunky and best of all it was affordable! I knew this was my version of the mirror of my dreams!

annie sloan chalk paint provence mirror

This was a very simple makeover process. Step One :: Put painter’s tape on the mirror around the frame. Step Two :: Use a very dry brush (meaning don’t put a lot of paint on the brush) and lightly paint over the gold with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Provence. That’s it! I love the bit of gold peeking through – it looks gilded! Oh how, happy it makes me :-)

annie sloan chalk paint provence, ornate turquoise mirror

My last “hurdle” with this area was finding the right tv. I had an old tube tv but it was huge and black and just looked awful with my pretty mirror and creamy chest of drawers. I really wanted a white flat screen but didn’t know if such a thing even existed?! Thank you Best Buy.com for coming to my rescue! {this is not a sponsored post, by the way!} Not only did they have a white, flat screen tv but I was able to buy a refurbished one saving even more money!

Miss Mustard Seed clock, silver trophy, cream birdcage, silver tray

A great lamp (on clearance at Target!), a beloved Miss Mustard Seed clock, a creamy chippy-paint birdcage and a silver trophy add sweet details to my new kitchen/dining room entertainment area. Best of all – I created this entire scene for just under $300! YAY! Now I can cook, watch a sappy Hallmark movie and gaze at the mirror of my dreams all at once… oh happy day!

I hope you like it! I’m linking up to Funky Junk Interiors and Savvy Southern Style!

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

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