Saturday, June 15, 2013

French Script mirror and dresser re-style!

 
Thanks for spending some time with me!
 
I've had this mirror for-ever and always wanted to give it a fresher look. I decided it was time to give it a make over!
 
Here it is painted with Cece Caldwell vintage white!
 
This is what it used to look like!
 
 
The painted mirror sent me on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. This was one of the first home decor items hubby and I bought together...did we enjoy junking together!
 
Sweet memories inspired me to re-style my dressing table. This dressing table has come a long way too!
 
 
I bought nothing new for the re-style...all these items were grabbed from elsewhere in the house!
 
I moved my wrought iron mannequin out of the corner and placed it next to the dressing table!
I was suddenly overcome with emotion thinking of my wonderful wedding day. How handsome my hubby looked and now so stricken with cancer. Please God ease his pain!
 
The memories made me reach for the box holding my wedding ensemble and I was suprised that everything still looks so fresh. The veil is as creamy white as the day I wore it, the dress is so classic and timeless!
 
 
Pretty vintage tiara!
 
Beautiful guipure lace bodice!
 
Awesome beadwork!
 
I love the toungue-in-cheek quote on the tag of the satin covered dress hanger!
 
I'm getting quite carried away...
 
Some detail on the mirror. I decoupaged parts of the mirror frame with tissue copies of script. You can purchase beautiful digital downloads from Villabarnes on Etsy. It is the same ephemera that Rosemary uses in her own stunning works of art! 
 
 
 
My pretty ironstone pitcher!
 
 
Chippy wire lamp frame and old books!
 
 
My hand-made nest and hand painted eggs!
 
 
Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane!
 
And now for an exciting GIVEAWAY:
 
 
 
The lovely Koralee from BlueBirds Notes is hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $20- gift certificate to Daisy Pink Cupcake's new Etsy Shop : Daisy Pink Wish Hair Bows & Jewelry

So head over to BlueBirds Notes and let's get celebrating with a $20 gift certificate to anything in Daisy's sweetest new Etsy shop. You will fall head over heels in love with the pretty accessories for your Princess......making her world feel fairylike with lace, jewels, ribbons and Bows! 
 
You can often find me at these fabulous parties:







Redoux Friday Link Party
Shabbylicious Friday Link Party
Funky Junk Interiors - Friday Junk Party
Life on Lakeshore Drive - Boquet of Talent Sunday Link Party
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

45 comments:

  1. Sumaya, that mirror looks absolutely gorgeous now!! I'm pinning!

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    1. I'm so happy that its pin worthy!:)

      Thanks Angie!

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  2. By the way, don't forget to share it on Tuesday for the party!

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  3. everything looks great...how about sharing a wedding photo so we can see how beautiful and handsome you both were on that happy day.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. Hi Debbi, Thanks for your sweet comment. Can you believe it, but I don't have my wedding pics electronically saved.

      Happy day to you too!:)

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  4. You did a great job on your french mirror. It looks so pretty with your dresser. Your wedding ensemble is so lovely, love the lacy bodice and your vintage tiara!

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    1. Love your visits Diane. Thanks so much:)

      Happy weekend!

      xoxo
      Sumaya

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  5. Wow! What a beautiful vignette. Your wedding dress is stunning, and it really is timeless! Love what you did with the mirror, the script is a perfect addition.

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    1. Its wonderful how one change inspires another. Thanks so much for stopping by!:)

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Fantastic use of the script, Sumaya. Thanks for the shout out.

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  7. Thanks for sharing Sumaya. I'll have to try the tissue paper, I love how it looks. Beautiful job, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  8. It all looks beautiful! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  9. Everything looks so gorgeous. I love the mirror, what a beautiful trip down memory lane. I didn't know your husband was sick, I am so sorry! Lots of love and prayers from me to you and your family. -K

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  10. Beautiful! That mirror was so nondescript in it's original state -- you took it to a whole new level! Love the lampshade frame . . . very cute!

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    1. Yip, I don't know what took me so long to give it a new look! Thank you Lauren~

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  11. Oh, these pics are just stunning!! How sweet that they carry special memories. (My thoughts and prayers are with you both.)
    Susan

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    1. Thank you so much Susan; for the sweet comment and the special prayers:)

      I do appreciate it so!

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  12. What simply gorgeous pictures! The mirror is so fabulous once your worked your magic! Thanks so much for sharing all these treasures with us...your newest follower : ) hugs!

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    1. Hugs back Andrea!
      Thanks for following me. I am following back and heading back over to check out your blog!

      So happy to make new friends:)

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  13. Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!
    Daisy~

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    1. Hi Daisy, Thanks for the invitation and your visit to my blog. I am heading over to check things out!

      Sumaya~

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  14. Please tell how you got the writing on the mirror frame! Love this look!

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    1. Hi Terry, Thanks so much for stopping by. Here is how~You want to use tissue paper (the kind used for wrapping gifts) and cut it in A4 size. Then you want to take card stock and lightly spray it with repositionable spray adhesive. Lay your tissue paper over your card stock and smooth out any wrinkles. Run it through your printer and peel off carefully~now you have your image printed on tissue paper. Then you want to use tissue podge (I guess watered down modge podge could also work)and follow directions as per the normal modge podge method. Apply as many layers of the podge as you like. You want to make sure that you allow drying time inbetween layers. Then lastly you want to take gesso and water it down slightly and then you just dry brush it on. You want to make sure the gesso is not too thick so that your image still show through. You can re-use the card stock as long as you still have adhesion!

      I hope you are going to give it a go!:)

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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  15. Oh wow, I love this and your mannequin is fabulous too. Gorgeous the way you have it all styled. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty, I love joining your party whenever I can. Love your blog!

      Hugs, Sumaya

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  16. Oh, that dresser/mirror is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! I am a new follower from churchstreetdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and following me! Looking forward to many more visits:)

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  18. That dresser is just fabulous! Saw you over at Inspire Me Tues. Great job!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Very much appreciated!:)

      Heading over to you for a visit!

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  19. What a lovely white vignette! I just love textural whites and vintage shabby things, so I'm a new follower. :)

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    1. Hi Revi, I want to do this tone on tone whites through out my home. I so love it too. Thanks for following!:)

      Heading over to pay you a visit!

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  20. Sumaya, the mirror is gorgeous all done up in white with the tissue script! The dressing stand is precious also. Love everything that you pulled together. I enjoyed your touching trip down memory lane. The thought of your dear husband brought a tear to my eye. Such a terrible thing to deal with! Prayers that his pain will ease! Thanks so much for sharing this with SYC. Your gown is simply stunning! I have a small dresser that I was going to Mod Podge the top with a French Script. Love the tissue paper idea. Do you just run it through a printer, or does it need to be lazer? Would love to hear how you did it.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Thank you so much for your caring thoughts and prayers Jann!

    Here is how~You want to use tissue paper (the kind used for wrapping gifts) and cut it in A4 size. Then you want to take card stock and lightly spray it with repositionable spray adhesive. Lay your tissue paper over your card stock and smooth out any wrinkles. Run it through your printer and peel off carefully~now you have your image printed on tissue paper. Then you want to use tissue podge (I guess watered down modge podge could also work)and follow directions as per the normal modge podge method. Apply as many layers of the podge as you like. You want to make sure that you allow drying time inbetween layers. Then lastly you want to take gesso and water it down slightly and then you just dry brush it on. You want to make sure the gesso is not too thick so that your image still show through. You can re-use the card stock as long as you still have adhesion!
    Hugs
    Sumaya


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  22. Sumaya, thanks so much for the instructions. Really appreciate it! Also wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. This is a beautiful mirror. I love the script on it. And I love the dress form and your trip down memory lane. I'm also so sorry about your husband's condition. Cancer is awful to go through. For the both of you I'm sure. Big hugs to you!

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    1. Hello Denise, The support from so many bloggers have been so encouraging to help me stay strong and do as much as I can for my hubby. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. So very much appreciated!


      Hugs back!:)

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  24. The dresser and mirror are lovely and you found the perfect vignette to show them off. Beautiful!

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