Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A funny story about seeing yourself in the mirror

I found this really neat mirrored wardrobe at the Goodwill with a yucky varnish finish. The mirror on the doors however had the great crazing that only comes with time. Inspiration struck and I loaded, actually the nice guys from the Goodwill that can see me coming now loaded it into my truck.

I had time last weekend to get this armoire done and got it right into place in my photo "booth" setup, styled it up, snapped some photos hit play on my camera and snapped a brain cell. Then I started laughing because I honestly hadn't even had a thought occur to me that the mirrored doors reflected everything in the garage. 

NOT pretty.

My other furniture, an orange seen better days lazy boy, the lawn mower, a rough cut end table, piles of paint cans, the recycling bin, it was all in the photo.

And so was I, green pants and green t-shirt with paint on my face.

I ran in the house laughing to show Trev and the horrid photos, of course he tried to save face "they aren't that bad, no one will notice"

Did he know this world of bloggers I so love with their detail orient? and how on earth am I supposed to sell a gorgeous sage green cupboard with an orange 1970's lazy boy in the reflection.

PLAN B: Make a new backdrop with pretty reflections.

i grabbed the old hand truck and moved the wardrobe to the side of our garage with a reflection of grass and gardens. mucho better!


 this piece is mix of annie sloan chateau grey and old white with a combination of waxes. very little distressing was done as the piece is veneer underneath and it looks more cohesive and attractive as a less shabby piece.
perfect for someone's home or cottage.

Have a lovely day,


  1. Love the colour you chose...I often forget that I will be seen in the picture when trying to photograph a mirror...your styling is great!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  2. If I could use it to walk into your "Narnia", I'd love to have it. :)

  3. Hey! It looks great....I know what you mean about reflections in pictures....us bloggers tend to dress an area to show off our makes/projects/finds ....behind the scenes there is chaos (at least there is in my house)....the amount of times I've been taking picture only to realize that all my mess shows up in the reflection, or worse still: that I, with my hair in a mess looking awkward pointing a camera...is the centre of the picture....super annoying!
    I also really hate shadows in pictures....You've arranged everything beautifully amongst some flowers in the garden, only to realise that when you are stood where you need to be to capture the best shot.... your shadow falls on the display and ruins your shot....Need to invest in a light box me think....just a thought! thanks for posting ....have a great day!!

  4. I love your wardrobe - and your garden, but I do think it would be amusing to see you're "before" photos. I haven't seen an orange Lazy Boy in ages - LOL! Thank you for sharing. I love your blog and I will be following.


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